July 10, 2018
We have great news! Our new Magento Community Insider Program (CIP) is now accepting developer applications.
The program provides individual developers and small agencies with direct access to tools and resources to expand their knowledge and skill set, and to help grow their businesses. It will also accelerate developer efforts to help merchants launch and build dynamic online stores using Magento Commerce technologies.
We created the Magento Community Insider Program (CIP) to broaden the Magento ecosystem to a larger group of developers and agencies to help them formalize their relationship with Magento, expand their skillset, and continue to build their Magento business practices. We have 300,000+ developers in our ecosystem, so the Magento Community Insider Program is a great way for small agencies and individual developers to stand out. We also heard from merchants who would like to work with an individual developer or smaller agency but are sometimes unsure if they’re working with a legitimate Magento developer.
The new program addresses these needs and more. You’ll get direct access to Magento Commerce source code, a cloud sandbox account, and sales and marketing resources.
In the words of a Community Insider Program pilot member:
“The Magento Insider program will provide validation as we continue to onboard new clients. Our projects are mostly on Open Source, but we are advertising Commerce to our clients. Hopefully, that will soon be accelerated. We have many happy clients who have provided glowing reviews. The Insider badge is yet another external review of our capabilities on the platform. It will also help provide us with much-needed sales articles related to selling Magento Commerce.”
- Joseph Maxwell from SWIFTotter Solutions
Are you ready to apply? Please be prepared to provide the following items:
All names and MAG IDs for all Magento Certified Developer(s)* on staff (at least one is required)
Product and contact information for a referenceable client
Details around successfully implemented Magento products within the last two years
Business specialties and commerce-focused projects within the past year
*The Associate Certification Exam is the minimum level accepted; Solution Specialist Certification does not qualify at this time.
Tip: You will need to be logged into a Magento account to apply for the program. It’s okay to use an existing Magento account if you have already submitted an extension to Magento Marketplace.
After you submit your application, you can expect to hear back from us within 7-10 business days.
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