byConnectTeam01-19-201510:00 AM - edited 01-19-201511:18 AM
A little over a year ago we introduced the Champion program, and I’m proud to see the tremendous growth, community participation, and leaders that have emerged since it’s debut. As we start the new year, we have made a few changes to the program, including a new Champion area, Top Adders & Updaters, and updates to some of the existing criteria. All of these changes will be applicable for the selection of the Summer ’15 class of Champions.
To be eligible for Champion status, you must first meet our base criteria, detailed below.
The base criteria:
At least a 90% rating
Member for 1 year
Have at least 1000 rated data contributions across different types
Demonstrate positive leadership in the community
Act as a positive role model for the community
Knows and employs data contribution best practices
Champion Areas: you must have excelled in one or more of the following area to be selected as a Champion.
Corner Elite- You contribute helpful answers, advice, and create a welcoming atmosphere on The Corner. You also help flag abuse and spam on The Corner.
User Group Leaders - You lead a Data.com Connect sponsored user group to help spread the word about Connect. If you're interested in becoming a User Group Leader for your area, feel free to PM or email me!
Data Defenders - You have been an active DD for the last 2 periods and are dedicated to data quality and detecting fraud and abuse. Please review the Data Defender program description for additional requirements and details.
Product Advisory Council- We take product feedback seriously here at Data.com Connect. You are eligible for this category if you were an active participant on a PAC call.
Top Adders and Updaters - You contribute lots and lots of great data! We want to recognize those who have added or updated massive amounts of good data into our database.
Being a Champion comes with some amazing perks. Champions receive special Champion branded swag items, a desk plaque, special Corner privileges, access to the Champion Area on The Corner, a customized avatar and can participate on calls with the Data.com team to hear about upcoming events or features.
Plus, they receive a free invite to ConnectCon, our annual member event.* Be sure to read more about the Champion Program for complete details.
If you are interested in joining our Champion program and would like to know more, feel free to reach out to me via email or PM for more information, or reach out to our current champions! Just look for a champion logo in their profile badge.
*Free attendance at the annual member conference, including airfare and hotel stay during the conference. Please note that air transport is only covered for flights departing from and returning to destinations within the United States and Canada.