Hello Dynatrace Community!
And welcome to our second day of the Community Manager Appreciation Day celebration 😉 Yesterday we invited you to join us on a walk down the memory lane, to reminisce about the good ol’ days of classic products and the beginnings of our forum. Today’s journey is not through time. Instead, we’d like to take you to where all the magic happens.
Have a peek behind the curtain: meet the Community team!
@Karolina_Linda, @AgataWlodarczyk, @Ana_Kuzmenchuk, @MaciejNeumann and @Michal_Gebacki 👏
You may have seen these faces here and there throughout the Community, but have you ever wondered what it is that we do? And why we do it? It’s your chance to learn!
No day is like the other in the Community team, but that’s exactly what makes it so exciting.
Each of us highly values freedom and opportunities to be creative at our job. Not everything about Community Management is artistic in its nature (like permission management or moderation), but we still try to keep our creative approach and take care of our inner child as we’re at it.
Dealing with challenges and constantly learning and exploring is another part of being a Community Manager. We often need to be proactive - finding solutions on the fly, figuring out the context as we go. Everyone in our team has their superpowers: graphical materials, written content, videos, presentations, technical side of things, and because we decided, as a team, to celebrate our differences, we are motivated to grow and reach new heights every day 💪
We tried to sum up each team member’s personality with an emoji. Had to come up with our own to do it:
And while our work is often about balancing multiple activities and initiatives, there’s always place for deep focus and reflection. We go about it in different ways, some preferring to leave the room to somewhere more secluded (@MaciejNeumann), while others simply put their earphones with white noise (@Ana_Kuzmenchuk) of music (organic house music for @Michal_Gebacki, indie and rock for @Karolina_Linda, and trance for @AgataWlodarczyk) on.
Sometimes some of us focus too much, and a little help is needed to bring them back in for a discussion 😉
As we were preparing this article, we decided to share a few things about ourselves, similarly to what we do with our Members of the month. Things on a personal side we think the Community should know about us:
🌟 @Karolina_Linda can't live without music, sports, and traveling. Doesn't like milk, but loves dairy products. In the past, passionate about forensic medicine - gave up on this after becoming a mom of two fantastic kids 👩👧👦
🌟 @AgataWlodarczyk is an electronic music and dance lover, especially of trance music. Can rave for several hours and won't be tired. Writes poetry. A great fan of the stars, sky, sea, sunrises, and sunsets. In her free time can be found in the swimming pool and gym 🌊
🌟 @MaciejNeumann is probably the hugest bookworm of our team, an enormous fan of movies (has watched every Oscar best film award winner during Covid lockdown), art, and architecture. In free time creates surrealist photomontages and rides his e-bike when there is weather for it 🚲
🌟 @Michal_Gebacki is a true multitasker. Even in his free time prefers to join activities: finding not-so-obvious travel destinations, exploring landscapes by car, and listening to music or podcast 🚘
🌟 @Ana_Kuzmenchuk enjoys road trips and long bike rides that result in picnics in nature. Is a psychological thriller enthusiast, the more complicated the merrier. Has a passion for script and creative writing: any "top 100 movies of all time", she's probably seen it or read the script 🎥
We hope these small facts about us helped you see the human faces behind our avatars.
Because, at the end of the day, people are why we do it. Connections the Community helped us form, relationships that extend way beyond working hours. Great things we’re able to accomplish together, even with miles or kilometers between us. And celebrating every achievement, big or small, with people that share our passion!
Share what you appreciate about the Dynatrace Community and our Community Team
on our Miro board (password: cmad2023).
Fantastic write up - Such a great team!
It's the Dream Team!
Thanks for letting us know you better! I'm having difficulties with matching the emojis, though... 🤣
Give it a try, Antonio! 😀
@AntonioSousa you should give it a try! Maybe we'll reveal the secret later 🤔
All, thank you for your kind comments. We're being awesome for you 😉
What a wonderful team and sounds like ya'll have a lot of fun!
I'll try the matching game!
1. Karolina Linda
2. Agata Wlodarczyk
3. Ana Kuzmenchuk
4. Michal Gebacki
5. Maciej Neumann
This is much harder than doing a Dynatrace certification 🤣🤣🤣
But here it goes:
This was very very tricky. I racked my brain and looked for hidden clues in the entire article, even past articles about the new community team members. Here is my classification and reasoning behind it:
1 – Karolina Linda (1st place Emoji = Karolina is an avid runner, I suspect she places first each and every time!)
2 – Michal Gebacki (The stars and large eyes as he travels the not so obvious travel destinations, and the thumbs up, as one who enjoys joining in on activities)
3 – Agata Wlodarczyk (Fountain and flowers = Agata likes to swim and the fountain is the closest to water in this line up, and she finds the beauty in the stars, sky, sea, sunrises and sunsets… hence the flowers, natures beauty)
4 – Ana Kuzmenchuk (The fire, fire truck and cat sounds like a very complicated scenario… “the more complicated the Merrier” hence the celebration Emoji)
5 – Maciej Neumann (Based off the comment about being a book worm)
One thing that tripped me up is Michal graduating in UX design, which could be represented as #1 with the artist , ugghhhh this is a hard task!
@JasonWestbrook @ChadTurner @AntonioSousa funny how each of you got one person right (Chad almost guessed the second 🤔). We'll wait for some more answers and reveal the truth! 😊
So, I have got one of the girls right, and switched the boys? That means I have switched two of the girls too... I'm very confused at the moment LoL
I think we've kept you waiting long enough, @JasonWestbrook @AntonioSousa @ChadTurner 😉
1. @Michal_Gebacki, our artist 👨🎨 always striking for perfection, willing to be a better version of himself every day
2. @Ana_Kuzmenchuk, 🤔 always asking question (why and how are my favorite), looking for a new way to do things, searching for change. But also giving kudos left and right 👍
3. @Karolina_Linda, our source of strength and inspiration ⛲ she's taking care of the team as one would of a garden - giving each plant what it needs to grow 🌻
4. @AgataWlodarczyk, the most upbeat and brave part of our team running into burning houses with a smile!
5. @MaciejNeumann, our superhero 😎 his knowledge be his sword!
All your ideas about us were very insightful, so thank you for sharing them! Hope this article brought us all a little closer 🤗
Makes total sense, but I really thought Maciej was the artist 😂
Great to know more about the team!
It is great to see finally getting appreciations for yourselves. You guys have been amazing. Keep going. 😉
@AntonioSousa everyone in our team is an artist in some way 😁 glad you liked our little fun quest!
@theharithsa @Deekshacp thank you 😊 will do!