It's your first day at Strapi 🥳. Thanks for choosing Strapi as the next page of your journey 📘 Thanks for choosing to grow with us 🙏🏾. 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 🙂 To make your arrival sweeter, your buddy is here to accompany you. This week you're priority n°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 ⚡️
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 👋🏽
Let's play! ▶️
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 📓 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.
➡️ Try to only open a level a day
➡️ Try to only do what's instructed
➡️ The ultimate goal of those 2 weeks is your end of onboarding presentation 🤓 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! 🛣
Level 1️⃣ Day 1️⃣ WELCOME
To interact more with Strapiers, add a meeting to their calendar so it's easier to plan a meeting or a coffee:
In Google calendar > Settings: set up your working hours.
👉🏾 After you open the links below, use the "+ Google Calendar" button in the bottom right corner.
You'll have a Zoom meeting with some of your teammates.
What game would you rather play:
Send your choice to your manager 👾
Some admin stuff to be able to dig into Strapi and have all access:
To be able to follow our tech tutorials:
/bin/bash -c "$(curl -fsSL
)") — Allow you to easily install modules on your computer (click on the link and copy-paste the code line in your terminal)
brew install git)
👋🏽 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:
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 😉
- 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 Aurélien GEORGET or Julien Abriel (as you'll have specific training in the coming days)
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.
Here are some of the most important articles about Strapi story
👋🏽 You might read a lot of new words in these articles if they're not in the
Level 4️⃣ Day 4️⃣ THE PRODUCT
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 😉 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.
Level 5️⃣ Day 5️⃣ THE PRODUCT II
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!
☀️ Goooood Morning Strapio!
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
You'll learn among others the at Strapi, how to take some time off , when is every and our process.
👋🏽 Do you have some questions? feedback? Please send a message to your People partner Fanny Le Gallou.
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?
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 🙂 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.
➡️ The presentation should last between 15 and 20 minutes.
➡️ Then, 10 minutes of 🔥 chat with the team.
➡️ 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).
Level 8️⃣ Day 8️⃣ THE VISION & MARKET
Be ready for an intense deep dive into Strapi market and product vision.
The Product team (Aurélien 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 ✅, and we hope, learn a LOT 🙌🏽 about Strapi's world. Please prepare some questions you may have before the meeting, and take advantage of this moment together to discuss those.
Level 9️⃣ Day 9️⃣ THE PRESENTATION II
👋🏽 If you want to run through your presentation, your buddy is here for you 😉
Level 🔟 Day 🔟 THE PRESENTATION III
Today is the big day 🎉
A Strapier will you become today?
End of the onboarding (do not open before ending your onboarding)
Congratulations, you successfully finished your onboarding and are now a Strapier 🎉
Welcome, officially, to the team 😃