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MongoDB Community Champions

Champions are a group of passionate, dedicated advocates of the MongoDB community. They keep the community informed and excited about our latest developments and newest offerings. They are the trusted bridge between MongoDB and our community.

Selected from the community by their peers and by our community team, these individuals represent the organizers, contributors, and creators that are the backbone of our community.

Champions Nominations Opening Soon!

What it Means to be a Champion

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Partner with MongoDB on Product Development Strategy

Provide MongoDB with insights into the community’s wants, needs, complaints, and praises. Work closely with our leadership teams to ensure that the community is represented in our product development strategy.

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Collaborate with Our Community

MongoDB Champions lead our community user groups, and create exciting new content about MongoDB technologies.

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Gain Exposure and Become a Featured Speaker at Events

Speak at MongoDB.live and other industry events. Increase your visibility through MongoDB social media channels, podcasts, and DevHub. We celebrate our Champions’ work and achievements throughout our social channels, our forums, and our events, and provide them access to a private forum group.

Champions Lead by Example

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Uphold the Community Code of Conduct

The MongoDB Champion is a pillar of the community, exemplifying the best behavior and upholding the community Code of Conduct.

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Be a Guiding Light

Help new members become acclimated to the norms of the community by helping them learn how to ask questions, how to contribute, how to participate in community events, and how to upskill their knowledge.

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Protect and Foster Community Culture

Champions protect the culture of the community and are the first to welcome new members.

Benefits & Rewards

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  • Participation in product beta testing, as available

  • Product feedback sessions

  • Product Early Access pilot

  • Access to MongoDB product teams and executives

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  • Access to private MongoDB Champion sub-forum on MongoDB Developer Forums

  • Branded badges and ranks on Developer forums and social media

  • Opportunities to mentor MongoDB newcomers

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Events & Exposure
  • Full (free) access to MongoDB events

  • Expense reimbursement for travel and accommodation for events, VIP seats, and VIP events

  • Featured profile on MongoDB DevHub

  • SWAG

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  • Speaker training

  • Social media training

  • Public speaking and blog writing coaching

  • Personal branding strategies

  • Free MongoDB certification and University On Demand

How to Qualify


Our goal is to recognize our most invested community members for contributing in the ways that are the most meaningful to them.

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Create content such as blog posts, podcasts, videos, and more


Speak at MongoDB or related events

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Participate in the community forums

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Lead user groups

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Provide user feedback and participate in beta testing programs

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And more!

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Other Details & Requirements

We expect members to participate actively, collaborate closely, and work towards tangible outcomes together.

  • MongoDB Champions must (re)qualify every year, based on their contribution to the community

  • Champions program cohorts are intentionally limited to small, functional groups

  • Commitment of at least one full year

Meet the Champions

Arkadiusz Borucki

Principal SRE Database Engineer

Location pinMunich, Germany

Chris Dellaway

Senior Web Infrastructure Engineer

Location pinWaterloo, ON, Canada

Dani Monteiro

Data Consultant

Location pinBrazil

Hans-Peter Grahsl

Technical Trainer & Engineer

Location pinGraz, Austria

Jai Hirsch

Enterprise Data Architect

Location pinColumbia, MO

Jay Wooten


Location pinIndian Harbour Beach, FL

Leandro Domingues

Founder, CTO, Engineer

Location pinSao Paulo, Brazil

Lina Lora

Senior Software Engineer

Location pinColombia

Malak Abu Hammad

Lead Web Developer

Location pinZarqa, Jordan

Michael Höller

Solution Architect, Scrum Master, Backend Engineer

Location pinBad Urach, Germany

Nuri Halperin

Senior Solution Architect

Location pinSanta Monica, California USA

Rajesh S Nair

Database Engineer

Location pinBangalore

Rodrigo Nascimento

Sr. Workload Performance Engineer

Location pinCentro, Balneário Camboriú, SC, Brazil

For the Future

2021 is a special year for the MongoDB Champions. As the inaugural year of the program, we are working closely with our first group of Champions to further refine and define this program. We want to ensure that we are providing the resources and benefits that our Champions find the most valuable.

Because our community program is quite new, this first cohort was selected based on their contributions to our user groups program, our forums, our events, and past MongoDB programs. Future cohorts will likely be a combination of these factors of contribution to the community and community peer recommendations. More details will be provided in the future.

Champions Nominations Opening Soon!
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