An Esri Community MVP is a community member who is an elite and valued contributor of the Community.
They are an Esri user, customer or partner. They are not Esri staff or distributors; those audiences are referred to at Community Champions.
They are highly active (logging in multiple times per month) and consistently contributing high-value content by answering questions, posting blogs, sharing their workflows and helping the Community team advance the community vision and strategy.
They are influencers and trusted advisers to both Esri users and staff and their support, time and contributions are critical to achieving the mission of the Esri Community.
What are the benefits of being a MVP?
MVPs will be invited into a private and exclusive MVP group in the community.
Within the group and through other MVP channels facilitated by the community team they will:
Receive regular updates from the community team, including invites to quarterly meetings, where they will receive a community update and access to Esri staff as guest speakers, etc.
Invited to join the private MVP community group to connect and collaborate with other MVPs
Invited to exclusive MVP in-person get together/meetups at User Conference (and other conferences as applicable)
Receive sneak peeks at upcoming changes to Esri Community and help influence future community strategy
Contribute feedback and involvement in different community initiatives
Opportunities to provide usability testing and technical feedback on the community development
Criteria to look for in a potential MVP: provides solutions on a regular basis, adds value regularly to discuss, shares knowledge through blogs, welcomes new members.
All requests, recommendations and referrals to become an MVP will be vetted by the Community Team prior to approval.
Criteria to Maintain MVP Status (annually)
Required actions: profile, attendance, and group contributions
Complete and keep your Community profiles current
Attend at least 2 quarterly MVP meetings (can be a combination of virtual (hosted online) MVP meeting or an onsite MVP meeting (UC, DevSummit, FedGIS, or other Esri events where we are hosting an onsite MVP meeting)
Provide feedback to Community Team on future developments, strategy, and content