What is the Events Top Contributors Program? The Events Top Contributor Program recognizes experts in the Cisco Community that host technical events. With this program, Cisco recognizes the positive, valuable influence that our top experts exert on the community.
Who is eligible to be an Events Top Contributor? In order for experts who actively participate in the community and perform technical events to qualify for consideration, you must be an active participant in events in the community, and maintain a professional attitude in the community that makes you credible and accessible to the community. You must also be at least 18 years of age.
This program is intended to recognize Cisco customers, partners, community members and employees who contribute in the Cisco Community with events and are active members of the community. Cisco reserves the final right to select or remove Events Top Contributor status for an individual.
Who are the Events Top Contrbutors? You can find the list of the Events Top Contributors here.
How can I become an Events Top Contributor in the Cisco Community? Cisco Community is continually looking for experts that can share their knowledge and expertise through events. The more you volunteer to do events in the community, the higher opportunities to be selected for an event. Cisco Community managers select the Cisco Events Top Contributors each year on the Cisco Community. The panel reviews community events done from the previous 12 months, as well as content posted in the community. The nominees are then evaluated on technical knowledge, community influence, leadership, and the quantity and quality of the contributions in events and content (responses to questions, documents, videos and blogs.) We have intentionally set a high bar for this reward. However, Cisco and the Cisco Community reserve the right to subjectively consider different levels of contribution for certain technologies and languages.
How long does the Cisco Events Top Contributor last? Once selected, the award is yours to keep and display while you are active on the communities. Benefits last for one year. Members must qualify each year to retain their status and benefits.
What are the benefits of being an Events Top Contributor? Events Top Contributors will have an "icon" placed next to their username on the communities to recognize their achievement. Cisco experts will also be able to add their badge in the internal Cisco Directory. In addition, any Event Top Contributor may add the badge in their social media channels. The badge will indicate their status and display the type of achievement (for events and content.) In addition to this public recognition, Top Event Contributors are recognized by their peers and managers, and by external members of the community. As the program evolves, Events Top Contributors winners may see additional benefits.
What the Top Events Contribution badge means? The Events Top Contributor icon recognizes experts that volunteered and performed a good number of high quality events in a calendar year as well as having an active participation in the community. Events include Webcasts, Ask the Experts, and other events in the future that we might launch
When are Events Top Contributors designations awarded? Nominees are reviewed in January and awards are given out in February of each year. Cisco reserves the right to induct experts at other times as deemed necessary.
What does Cisco expect from its Events Top Contributor Awardees? We only ask that you continue to be a positive influence in the community and represent Cisco with the highest level of standards. This is our way of acknowledging and rewarding your achievements, not asking for more. As with all community members, awardees must adhere to the Support Community acceptable use policy, they also need to adhere to the Cisco Code of Business Conduct.
How do I volunteer for an event? You can volunteer for an event by sending an email to email@example.com. We have a calendar of events that happen on specific dates and they will be happy to fit you in the calendar as we see it fits.
What topics are appropriate for an event? The purpose of the events is to present to our customers and partners ideas, troubleshooting and configuration tips, overviews of new products and in- depth technical topics related to Cisco products, technologies, and solution. We do an event topic analysis to determine the topics needed in the community.
Who can I contact if I have more questions about the Events Top Contributors Program? If you have any questions or comments regarding this program, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org