Meet the top MuleSoft community contributors (April ‘19)

Denver Meetup

April has been a busy month in the MuleSoft Community! Our amazing community members have led 17 Meetups across seven countries, written many blogs, and answered countless questions on our forum. Read on to discover the very best from April 2019!

The helpers of the month

This month, we’d like to recognize the work of several community members who provided great answers to their peers:

  • Rohit Reddy, MuleSoft developer at Creditsafe — read his answers here.
  • Abhishek Singh Solanki, Senior Software Engineer at Zensar Technologies — read his answers here.
  • Manish Yadav, MuleSoft Application Specialist at Veritas Technologies and MuleSoft Ambassador — read his answers here.
  • Ryan Andal, Senior Integration Solutions Consultant at WhiteSky Labs and MuleSoft Ambassador — read his answers here.
  • Kier Reyes, Software Engineer at Accenture — read his answers here.
  • Sunilkumar Ruddarraju — read his answers here.
  • Gopal Erusu, MuleSoft Training Instructor, who went above and beyond to help many developers this month — read his answers here.

Thanks to all these developers for making the MuleSoft community a great place to learn and get help!

The blogs of the month

Several great blogs caught our attention this month:

How to remove nest values with DataWeave
by Joshua Erney, Senior Software Engineer at MS3 and MuleSoft Ambassador

Joshua starts by discussing how he typically removes elements from flat collections, why he can’t apply those techniques directly to nested collections, and finally, how to remove values from nested collections.

MuleSoft and Amazon Web Services (S3, SQS)

by Poorna Goyal, Senior Integration Consultant at Ricston Ltd.

In this blog, Poorna walks you through a simple demo app to show how to use AWS S3 and SQS connectors with MuleSoft’s Anypoint Platform.

Runtime Fabric – set up development environment on AWS

by Patryk Bandurski, Senior Integration Developer at PwC Polska and MuleSoft Ambassador

In this article, Patryk describes how to set up a development environment using Anypoint Runtime Fabric and Docker. He covers the requirements and provides a detailed walkthrough.

Mule 4 Custom Connector

by Salma Sultana, MuleSoft Certified Developer at EAIESB

In this post, Salma covers how to leverage Mule SDK to create your own customer connectors.

The video of the month

What is an Upsert API and how to create one in MuleSoft

by Jason Estevan, Founder of EsteSolutions and MuleSoft Ambassador

If you are synchronizing data between systems and creating only Insert and Update endpoints, you may be in trouble… In this tutorial Jason walks you through a common issue we encounter while syncing real-world data. Then he creates an Upsert API to write and update a database that will help you prevent errors and keep your data clean.

The pro of the month

This month, we’re highlighting the story of Shilpi Pandey, Associate Consultant and Engineer at Infosys, in Pune, India. Shilpi recently passed the MuleSoft Integration Professional certification. Today, she shares what her journey to the highest MuleSoft certification looked like.

Shilpi Pandey

I started working with MuleSoft in 2017. After completing the Fundamental Training Course and passing my initial certifications, I got the chance to work on a project for one of the world’s largest banking and financial services organizations that needed MuleSoft expertise.

As learning and translating that learning into action are two sides of a coin, that experience added a crunch to my journey. As a result, I was given the opportunity to move my application (being the first one) into production and make it consumable.

After completing my “Integration API Associate” and “API Design Associate” certifications, I took a step further and passed the “Integration Professional” exam – the most advanced one! – with the help of the MuleSoft documentation and healthy discussions on forums and at Meetups.

After adding this certification to my LinkedIn profile, I noticed that more recruiters were reaching out to me for MuleSoft-related opportunities, which eventually helped me to be recognized as a MuleSoft expert.

With such a recognition, I’m able to work on significant projects: my team and I recently completed a massive migration project for a large multinational biopharmaceutical company. We migrated its services to MuleSoft-specific applications so that licensing cost and maintenance get reduced, and legacy systems are unlocked without disrupting existing business processes.

Today I can say that I feel proud to be a part of the MuleSoft Community and to share my experience with other fellow members. Thanks to the MuleSoft team for their great community programs, learning platform, and useful training materials.

Community Meetups

April saw 17 events across seven countries, including four first-timers! Congratulations, and thank you to all the local Meetup leaders who brought users together to learn from each other:

  • Warsaw, Poland: Patryk Bandurski, Senior Integration Developer at PwC Polska.
  • Phoenix, Arizona: Vijay Rao, MuleSoft Practice Head at Apisero.
  • São Paulo, Brazil: Guilherme Pereira, MuleSoft and Salesforce Consultant at Cognizant.
  • Stockholm, Sweden: John Folkesson, Integration Architect at Sopra Steria, and Sebastian Petterson, Competence Network Lead at Pulsen Integration.
  • First timer! Richmond, Virginia: Josh Adams, Regional Director at Apisero.
  • Guadalajara, Mexico: Victor Sosa, Director of Service Delivery, Salvador Zalapa and Larisa Arenas López, both Integration Engineers, all with IO Connect Services.
  • Raleigh, North Carolina: Chris Young, Enterprise Account Executive at MuleSoft, and Savannah Williamson, Customer Relations Director at Apisero.
  • Sydney, Australia: Dan Owen, Director of Customer Success Architecture at MuleSoft.
  • First timer! Denver, Colorado: Aaron Lieberman, Principal Consultant, and Linda Gunn, Resource Manager, both with Big Compass.
  • Pune, India: Santosh Ojha, Architect at Infosys, and Manish Yadav, MuleSoft Application Specialist at Veritas Technology.
  • Tampa, FL: Barnes Marshall, MuleSoft Certified Architect at MS3, and R.J. Salicco, Technical Architect at New York Life.
  • First timer! Central Jersey, New Jersey: Shivani Marrero, Senior Developer at Bits in Glass, and Suyog Gandhi, Customer Success Director at MuleSoft.
  • First timer! Orange County, California: Ramprasaad Burugu, Practice Manager at Miracle Software Systems, and Mike Knecht, AVP, Integration and Cloud Solutions at Sierra-Cedar.
  • Bangalore, India: Rajesh Kumar, Senior Technology Architect at Infosys, Gaurav Sethi, Application Developer Analyst at Accenture, Pruthvi Raj Krishnam, MuleSoft Consultant at Deloitte, and Mahesh Shenoy, Partner Enablement Director at MuleSoft.
  • Chennai, India: RaghunathaReddy Kanchireddy, Senior Software Engineer at ISGN, Ramakrishna Chintalapati, Technical Architect at ISGN, and Maheswarareddy Kristipati, System Analyst at CNSI.
  • Hyderabad, India: Santosh Ojha, Architect at Infosys.
  • San Francisco, California: Dharmesh Data, Principal Technical Architect at Airbnb, and Sabrina Marechal, Developer Community Manager at MuleSoft.

If you’re not a member of your local group, make sure to join to receive notifications for upcoming events!

  • Pune, India

That is it for this month! We’d love to get your feedback on this blog series in the comments. If you know a great contributor, whether they are writing blog posts, speaking at a Meetup, or simply answering questions on the forums, tweet us @MuleDev.

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