Meltano uses Substack to collect newsletter subscribers and send emails to communicate with our community. Email is opt-in, meaning that by default users can download and install Meltano without providing us any contact information.
Meltano posts numerous videos to YouTube each week, covering everything from product releases to engineering discussions. Meltano videos posted to YouTube should follow a standard template when naming a video and adding a video description. Common naming conventions make it simple to find the latest version of our weekly videos, and an expanded description with information about Meltano and how to contact the team make it easy for individuals who discover a video to get up to speed quickly.
Videos uploaded to YouTube should have names that try and follow the same format wherever possible.
Examples of great YouTube video names include:
Video descriptions should have a short (can be one sentence or phrase) blurb at the beginning, followed by evergreen information about Meltano that can simply be copied and pasted.
Things to consider when writing a great, short, video description:
Examples of a great YouTube video description include:
Meltano v1.3.0 is publicly released, adding the ability to distill rocket fuel and manufacture widgets, with numerous bug fixes and improvements, including: - bug fix #1 - improvement #1 - improvement #2
The Meltano Engineering team discusses the importance of tabs vs spaces in minified CSS comments when optimizing for compiled code readability.
This full example of a Meltano YouTube video description includes evergreen content that should always be included:
Meltano v1.3.0 is publicly released, adding the ability to distill rocket fuel and manufacture widgets, with numerous bug fixes and improvements, including: - bug fix #1 - improvement #1 - improvement #2 -- Meltano is a free alternative to expensive SaaS tools, providing an integrated workflow for modeling, extracting, loading, transforming, analyzing, notebooking, and orchestrating your data. Meltano integrates the tools you use every day into a single data pipeline, including data from any CSV, Google Analytics, GitLab, Salesforce, Postgres, and much more. Sign up for our free newsletter: https://meltano.substack.com/ GET STARTED WITH MELTANO Project Home: https://meltano.com GitLab: https://gitlab.com/meltano/meltano Install Meltano: https://meltano.com/docs/installation.html Tutorials: https://meltano.com/tutorials/ SUBSCRIBE for more videos: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=meltano Join Us On Slack: https://join.slack.com/t/meltano/shared_invite/enQtNTM2NjEzNDY2MDgyLTZhY2QzYzkwNjYzNWY5Zjk5ZTE1ZGExNzE1NTFmMWJiM2E2ODVhMDFlYjc5YzVjMjllZTZlZDVjNWU2ZjNjNzQ Blog: https://meltano.com/blog/ GitLab: https://gitlab.com/meltano/meltano Twitter: https://twitter.com/meltanodata Newsletter: https://meltano.substack.com/ Meltano http://youtube.com/Meltano
Meltano is available as a 1-Click App in the DigitalOcean Marketplace. This allows users to skip the installation and hosting steps, configure a Droplet and immediately begin using the Meltano UI in 60 seconds or less.
It is important to form links to our listing in the following way:
This link contains the "deploy" command which allows existing DigitalOcean users to skip the marketplace listing page and go straight to deploying their Droplet. It also includes our referral code, which gets all new DigitalOcean users $50 of free credit over 30 days through the referral program. We also receive $25 of credit for each new user who spends over $25, which offsets our DigitalOcean bill each month and helps us keep our operating costs low.
Users will find this link on the Meltano Installation Docs page
It is important that we be a good partner, creating a win-win for each of us. Please refer to the DigitalOcean Marketplace Vendor Guide for instructions on proper use of logos, language, etc.
Meltano provides free hosted accounts to anyone who requests one by filling out a Typeform asking questions about their use case and details needed for setup. After the user provides this information, the form is completed, and a set of automation steps are kicked off via Zapier:
meltano/account-management(private) with the details of the request via the
Typeform Signup to GitLab IssueZap. The issue is auto-assigned to the EM and labeled appropriately according to the issue template in the repo.
Meltano Hosted Applicantslist via the
Typeform Signup to ActiveCampaign WorkflowZap
Hosted Applicant Emailautomation to the user with instructions on how to schedule a setup call so a walkthrough can occur. This email is sent from
email@example.com, when replied to, forwards to the team's support inbox.