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Onboarding

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It's your first day at Strapi πŸ₯³. Thanks for choosing Strapi as the next page of your journey πŸ“˜ Thanks for choosing to grow with us πŸ™πŸΎ. The entire team is SO happy to welcome you. As with every first day, it can be very exciting but it can also come with the fear of the unknown/new. This onboarding process is here to give you time, time to know each other, time to adapt, time to land, and make you feel comfortable πŸ™‚ To make your arrival sweeter, your buddy is here to accompany you. This week you're priority nΒ°1 for your manager & your team, they booked time to be available for you. Also, your People partner Fanny Le Gallou is here for anything you may need. Today, you officially became a Strapio (a new team member) and you will proudly become, in two weeks, a real Strapier (a new team member who successfully made the onboarding process) and we'll celebrate it all together after your end of onboarding presentation ⚑️

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Looking forward to it? Let's get started!

Even if you just arrived at the company, we started working way earlier to make sure everything was ready for your arrival. Please check it with us; if something is missing, please raise your hand πŸ‘‹πŸ½

You already signed your contract
You have access to Gmail, πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈGusto or πŸ‡«πŸ‡·Payfit (except if you have a contractor agreement)
You've been introduced to your (BUDDY)
You received your Strapi welcome package at home 🎁
You already poured a cup of coffee/ tea/ kombucha in that mug β˜•οΈ this morning and are ready for your next adventure πŸš€
NB: if you plan to move in the coming weeks or months, please send an official email to Fanny Le Gallou and Laurine RENELIER
Bonus: You're practicing your patience skills and did NOT open the "Do not open until the end of onboarding" package yet πŸ˜‰

Let's play! ▢️

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You're now ready to start the onboarding. During those 2 weeks, we'd like you to pause, and just follow through this process. We'd like you to be 100% focus on knowing Strapi as a team, product, and mindset.

Manual of Guidance πŸ““ How does this work?

Over the two weeks onboarding process, you will:

  • Discover and feel at ease in the working environment (offices, paperwork, communication).
  • Discover and adopt the Strapi culture.
  • Learn the history and vision behind Strapi.
  • Learn how to use Strapi and why it's so cool!
  • Meet everyone in the team (since we are a small team it's doable) so you understand who does what.
  • Meet team leaders for specific trainings (Customer Success, Product, Sales, etc.).
  • Learn the minimum required skills to work at Strapi.
  • Understand the ecosystem in which Strapi evolves.

➑️ Try to only open a level a day

➑️ Try to only do what's instructed

➑️ The ultimate goal of those 2 weeks is your end of onboarding presentation πŸ€“ After digging into the product, the values, and most important: knowing the Strapiers, we'll all gather to listen to your presentation.

Are you comfortably seated?

Let's get started! πŸ›£

WEEK 1
Level 1️⃣ Day 1️⃣ WELCOME
First of all: install Slack
Create or validate your account (you must have received an invitation)
Install the desktop app (optionnal)
Upload a profile picture, add your name and function at Strapi
Create your own first slack emoji and post it in your first post!

You can ask your buddy to introduce you and answer it or directly present yourself to the team in slack.
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Also prepare a 3min pitch for your first Monday Weekly meeting as our CEO and your manager will officially introduce you to the team πŸ™ŒπŸ½. You can share with us your background, but also what you're fond of, what's your career goal or your passions!

To interact more with Strapiers, add a meeting to their calendar so it's easier to plan a meeting or a coffee:

Validate your Google account (you must have received an invitation and already signed in)
Upload a profile picture.
Set up your Gmail signature using this template.
How to

In Google calendar > Settings: set up your working hours.

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Add the Strapi calendars to book a meeting room (only if you plan to work from the Paris office):
Make sure you have been invited to the door πŸ”‘ office app (only if you plan to work from the Paris coworking space)

You'll have a Zoom meeting with some of your teammates.

What game would you rather play:

Online Game of your choice
Online Pictionnary
Or maybe just an online coffee?

Send your choice to your manager πŸ‘Ύ

Some admin stuff to be able to dig into Strapi and have all access:

Add 1 password (every password should be generated by this app and stored there)
Create or validate your account (you should have received an email)
Install the desktop app
Install the web browser plugin
Create or share your existing one GitHub account
Upload a profile picture
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Join Notion: .
Install the desktop app if you want to. The app does not exist on Linux.
Join the Strapi Discord using this invite link.
Install VS Code.
Install the desktop app (even if you're not a developer, it might be useful).
Install iTerm (Mac), Tilix (Linux), Git (Windows), or any other terminal emulator you prefer.
Install the desktop app (even if you're not a developer, it might be useful). Only applies if you are on a Mac, there is no iTerm for Linux/Windows.

To be able to follow our tech tutorials:

Install Homebrew via your iTerm (copy-paste this line in your terminal: /bin/bash -c "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/HEAD/install.sh)") β€” Allow you to easily install modules on your computer (click on the link and copy-paste the code line in your terminal)
Install GIT ( brew install git)
Install yarn (brew install yarn) β€” "Yet Another Resource Negotiator", allows you to install and uninstall JavaScript modules (Strapi uses a lot of JavaScript modules written by other people). You could also use npm but most of the tutorials are written using yarn.
Install node β€” Allow you to execute JavaScript code (Strapi is written in JavaScript). Click on the link to download it.

Create a Grammarly account.
Join Zoom (you should have received an invitation).
Install the desktop app.
Install the web browser plugin.
Join your account on Lever.
Create a 50InTech profile and ping Dessire Ugarte Amaya (Optional).
ping Philipp Khon to create your profile on the 'About us' web page
Join your account on Lattice and update your profile (manager, team, birthday, ...) - 1st steps
We have a mental health solution , feel free to register and use the solution if you need to.
Answer this Typeform πŸ™‚
πŸ“¬ Checkpoint: end your day by sending a summary of your journey, feelings, and questions to your buddy and your manager.

πŸ‘‹πŸ½ Did you have fun with your buddy & new teammates? Any feedback? Please send a message to your People partner Fanny Le Gallou!

We're all sending you virtual hugs:

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Have a sweet night, see you tomorrow for the next level of your onboarding!

Level 2️⃣ Day 2️⃣ THE PEOPLE

Behind Strapi, there is a story, a lot of effort, fails, and most of all a team. Let's get to know more Strapiers and their story.

To make sure to meet (virtually) everyone in the team, schedule 1:1 meetings with Strapiers. Those meetings have to be split into a whole month πŸ˜‰

Review the to learn how our company is structured and who reports to whom.
You should already have meetings planned to learn how Strapi's department work (during your first 2 weeks):
  • Company Pierre Burgy
  • Marketing Victor Coisne
  • Customer Success Maxime FREMY
  • Sales Quentin Sinig
  • People & Talent Fanny Le Gallou
  • Engineering Alexandre Bodin or Marion Kamoike-Bouguet Except: Product AurΓ©lien GEORGET or Julien Abriel (as you'll have specific training in the coming days)
Scheduled a 1:1 meeting with all the department leaders you don't have a meeting planned so far (during your first 2 weeks): CPO AurΓ©lien GEORGET CUSO Jim Laurie VP Marketing Victor Coisne CTO Alexandre Bodin Head of Finance & Legal Elizabeth Heinen Head of People & Talent Fanny Le Gallou
Schedule a 1:1 call with all your department team members or squad for 30 mins or (during your first 2 weeks)
Schedule at least 20 calls in your first month for 30 mins with 20 different Strapiers within another department than yours.
If you join Donut, a Donut "replaces" a 1:1 during your first month.
Check their player profiles to get to know them better and find new interesting topics to chat about. Start writing yours.
Write and add your profile presentation to the page.
Your and your teammates are here.
Send a picture of both you and your buddy to the marketing team for our Instagram account and post it on Slack also.
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Also, schedule your presentation in Strapiers calendar for Friday next week with a Zoom link. Use team@strapi.io to invite everyone 😊 The booking slot should be 30 minutes. ⚠️ Please invite them to "optional" when creating the invite on Gmail. Not everyone will be able to attend your presentation and it's ok. You may not be able to attend all the coming ones either.
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πŸ“¬ Checkpoint: end your day by sending a summary of your journey, feelings, and questions to your buddy and your manager.

Level 3️⃣ Day 3️⃣ THE STORY

At Strapi we feel it is very important to understand our history/ story. Please make yourself comfortable and take a moment to read.

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We'd like you to start with our blog, where you will see articles written by people that have left Strapi as well as others written by Strapiers. We feel that the way we write articles and stuff is a good means to understand both our history and culture. It is also a good way to discover our roadmap, the launched product, and our environment. Feel free to suggest improvements to the written articles.
Here are some of the most important articles about Strapi story
And then read the
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Strapi Story
written by our beloved co-founders, Jim, AurΓ©lien, and Pierre. The goal here is to go over our story to get a glimpse of what happened since the creation of Strapi and not lose a piece of it!

πŸ‘‹πŸ½ You might read a lot of new words in these articles if they're not in the

yet, please ask your manager or buddy to add them while explaining to you their meaning πŸ˜‰

At the end of the day, please send to your manager feedback, corrections regarding our writing or our articles, and a few questions for each of them.
πŸ“¬ Checkpoint: end your day by sending a summary of your journey, feelings, and questions to your buddy and your manager.

Level 4️⃣ Day 4️⃣ THE PRODUCT
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In order to understand what is Strapi, every employee should be a Strapi expert. We have created a series of step by step tutorials that should help both the community and us getting to know the product we are building. Becoming an expert cannot be made in a day πŸ˜‰ however it has to start somewhere.

Today’s boss is: Creating a Strapi blog. The goal of this step is to make you discover our product and get feedback regarding our tutorial series.

Start the Build a blog with Strapi and Gatsby tutorial. If you're not technical, your buddy will go through it with you thanks to this document.
πŸ“¬ Checkpoint: end your day by sending a summary of your journey, feelings, and questions to your buddy and your manager.
Level 5️⃣ Day 5️⃣ THE PRODUCT II
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Take some notes about what you liked and didn't like with Strapi (it will be useful for week 2).
Read as much as you can of the Strapi documentation.
πŸ“¬ Checkpoint: end your day by sending a summary of your journey, feelings, and questions to your buddy and your manager.

End of the week

Wohoo you made it to your first week! You've never been that close to become a Strapier!

See you next week for the next levels!

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WEEK 2

β˜€οΈ Goooood Morning Strapio!

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How do you feel today? Ready for the last week of your onboarding?

Here it is:

Level 6️⃣ Day 6️⃣ THE COMPANY & THE MINDSET

Strapi is a global, growing, inclusive company. We're all very autonomous and can have ownership of our topics because we all share the same values.

To understand better how Strapi works, please read

Every section of the section on Notion.

You'll learn among others the at Strapi, how to take some time off , when is every and our process.

Every page of the
Strapi Handbook
Strapi Handbook
section on Notion.
Do you have someone you'd like to thank? You can do it in the #shoutout Slack channel 😊
Please follow us on Instagram, Twitter (you can also follow your fellows Pierre, Jim, Daniel,...) Facebook, Youtube, and LinkedIn.

πŸ‘‹πŸ½ Do you have some questions? feedback? Please send a message to your People partner Fanny Le Gallou.

πŸ“¬ Checkpoint: end your day by sending a summary of your journey, feelings, and questions to your buddy and your manager.

Level 7️⃣ Day 7️⃣ THE PRESENTATION I

At Strapi we feel it is very important for everyone to understand the ecosystem in which Strapi evolves; the headless CMS ecosystem, our competitors, and all the area that surrounds our products. We feel that a study of our competitors, headless CMS trending would be a good start. All Strapios have to make a study case about both the Headless CMS trend and our competitors. This study case will also help us keep our competitors benchmark updated.

What do we expect from you?

Make a Google Slides presentation (you can use this template, please make sure you duplicate it) with the structure below:

I - Headless CMS definition

II - Benchmark and compare at least 5 of our competitors, included Strapi (3 will be enough if you're a non-tech person 😊)

- Pros & cons of each one

- What do you like/ dislike?

III - What could be improved in Strapi

NB: If you are doing your presentation the same day as other Strapios, please do not share/let access to others. You are not supposed to see other Strapio's presentation before D-Day πŸ™‚ NB2: Not everyone will be able to attend your presentation and it's ok. You may not be able to attend all the coming ones either.

➑️ The presentation should last between 15 and 20 minutes.

➑️ Then, 10 minutes of πŸ”₯ chat with the team.

➑️ Don't worry about the choices of the competitors. Your presentation will be different than the others. Everyone has its own words to describe what a Headless CMS is and our competitors. Some people like to share a role-related presentation and others prefer to highlight the design elements, the user flow. Most technical people like to talk more about the API, the documentation, etc.

This presentation has 3 goals:

  • Ensure that you understand the market and you start to remember a few names of our competitors.
  • Help the team to be up-to-date with the new cool kids in town (our competitors). And also, show the progress in terms of features of the other products.
  • Help the team to get to know you and to work with you better (to be added: User Manual).

πŸ“¬ Checkpoint: end your day by sending a summary of your journey, feelings, and questions to your buddy and your manager.

Level 8️⃣ Day 8️⃣ THE VISION & MARKET

Be ready for an intense deep dive into Strapi market and product vision.

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The Product team (AurΓ©lien GEORGET or Julien Abriel) will lead you through it with 2 deep sessions (1h30 this morning and 1h30 this afternoon). You'll draw together ✏️, answer a quiz βœ…, and we hope, learn a LOT πŸ™ŒπŸ½ about Strapi's world. Please prepare some questions you may have before the meeting, and take advantage of this moment together to discuss those.

πŸ“¬ Checkpoint: end your day by sending a summary of your journey, feelings, and questions to your buddy and your manager.

Level 9️⃣ Day 9️⃣ THE PRESENTATION II
Take some time to finish your presentation to be ready for tomorrow.

πŸ‘‹πŸ½ If you want to run through your presentation, your buddy is here for you πŸ˜‰

πŸ“¬ Checkpoint: end your day by sending a summary of your journey, feelings, and questions to your buddy and your manager.

Level πŸ”Ÿ Day πŸ”Ÿ THE PRESENTATION III

Today is the big day πŸŽ‰

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A Strapier will you become today?

Please take your "do not open before onboarding presentation" box with you, take a deep breath, and join us for your presentation.

End of the onboarding (do not open before ending your onboarding)
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Congratulations, you successfully finished your onboarding and are now a Strapier πŸŽ‰

Welcome, officially, to the team πŸ˜ƒ

                                              Virtual Retreat June 2021 πŸ’œ
Virtual Retreat June 2021 πŸ’œ
Post your Player profile on Slack in the #people channel
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If you didn't do so before: you can update your social media profiles! Fanny Le Gallou or Dessire Ugarte Amaya can help you with the LinkedIn description.
πŸ“¬ Checkpoint: Please have an open 1:1 with your manager about how you feel after those 2 intensive weeks and reply to the onboarding survey for us to improve the process for the next Strapios πŸ˜‰