Announcing the Phantom Community Contributor of the Month for February 2018

We would like to congratulate Vince Stross in-2c-14px from the ExtraHop in-2c-14px team as the Phantom Community Contributor of the Month for February 2018. Vince was very active in the month of February by extending the ExtraHop App, as well as crafting a guest blog for the Phantom community where he shared his Phantom App development experience.  You can read his guest blog here.

Vince’s contributions really embody a lot of what Phantom is striving for with Apps and Community in 2018.  In his case, there was heavy collaboration between the community and Phantom team to extend the ExtraHop App.  Additionally, his work is a great example of an App partner extending an App originally written by Phantom to expand its capability, something we refer to as adding App Depth.  We encourage all of our App partners as well as community members to look at opportunities to extend the functionality of Apps just as Vince did.   

We applaud Vince for taking the initiative, solving some key community problems by extending the App, and finally contributing the App and Blog content back to the community.  Community participation is one thing that makes the Phantom Community strong and useful. We encourage all community members to share apps, playbooks, and knowledge with one another, as well as provide feedback and feature requests to the Phantom team.  

To commemorate the Phantom Contributor of the Month award, Vince will receive a piece of limited-edition Phantom swag!

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Items that influence our Contributor of the Month selection include technical content such as Phantom Apps and Playbooks for the community to share, but also contributions in the form of sharing domain expertise by responding to questions and participating in group discussions. Though sometimes overlooked in other community settings, helping others to find success is a key concept of the Phantom Community. Public Q&A and access to domain experts through the use of the Phantom Community Slack channel is critical to information exchange and making the community useful for everyone.

Congratulations again to Vince Stross from the ExtraHop team for winning the Phantom Contributor of the Month award for February 2018! The Phantom Community appreciates your contributions.

If you’re not already a member of the Phantom Community, we invite you to join today! You could be recognized as a future Phantom Community Contributor of the Month, just like Vince!

Registration is free and provides you with access to the free Phantom Community Edition: https://www.phantom.us/join

Rob Truesdell
Sr. Director, Product Management
Phantom