Last year year we announced two developer-focused programs: Couchbase Expert and Couchbase Champions.


We created these programs to celebrate the contributions that certain individuals make to the Couchbase Community. From running a Meetup, to contributing lines of code and maintaining projects we use daily, Couchbase is lucky to have such an amazing developer community.



This month we'd like to give a big shoutout and welcome to our newest champions: 

  • Andy Kruth – An avid blogger on Couchbase 
  • Joel Ruisi – Works on various projects utilizing Couchbase Server. His most current project uses Couchbase Server in an effort to automate study design workflows in clinical trials.


Are you interested in becoming part of our Couchbase Champion program? Have you taken part in any of the following:

  • Senior developers, architects, consultants, academia and others using and promoting Couchbase
  • Blogs and webinars
  • Publish articles on InfoQ, DZone, etc. Talks at conferences and local Usergroups/Meetups
  • Implemented real-world projects using Couchbase
  • Actively answering questions on Stackexchange or Couchbase Forums
  • Authored a book on Couchbase Maintain GitHub repositories, contribute code, translations or documentation to Couchbase


Nominate yourself or a colleague today!


Posted by Laura Czajkowski, Developer Community Manager, Couchbase

Laura Czajkowski is the Snr. Developer Community Manager at Couchbase overseeing the community, our incentive programs, Experts and Champions group, meetups, and defining our presence at developer events. She’s also responsible for our monthly developer newsletter and engaging with our community in various forms.Laura has been active in Open Source communities since 2000 and has been involved in various activities, including leading and organising conferences on software testing, documentation, and advocacy. Laura is an Open Source advocate and regular conference speaker who is passionate about getting people – everyone from primary school students to technology professionals – involved in Open Source communities both on IRC and in face-to-face discussions, she is easily found online at @czajkowski on twitter and on freenode.

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