The IBM developerWorks Author Achievement Recognition Program (dW author program) formally acknowledges the publishing achievements of prolific developerWorks authors, and celebrates our common commitment to knowledge sharing.
The dW author program bestows participants with author designations that reflect the level of their contributions and activities across the developerWorks community. Achieving a designation from the dW author program:
When you participate in the dW author program, you can achieve these designations:
An IBM developerWorks Contributing Author is a multiple contributor to developerWorks who has independently authored at least one major content item.
An IBM developerWorks Professional Author is a frequent developerWorks contributor who is also an active technical reviewer, and a mentor to aspiring developerWorks authors.
An IBM developerWorks Master Author is an authoritative technical contributor who has demonstrated the highest level of integrity and commitment to sharing technical knowledge.
Including your awarded title with your professional credentials is a way for you to exhibit your accomplishment, promote your expertise, and heighten your professional reputation.
Achieving each level in the dW author program involves creating content for developerWorks, working with other developerWorks authors, and participating in the developerWorks community. Your progress in the dW author program is measured by two elements:
As you work toward completing the requirements for each level, you will:
All eligible content that is published in any developerWorks zone counts toward your progress in the dW author program. In addition, current or past developerWorks contributors can also include eligible content published since 2004 as dW author program accomplishments.
Whether you have already written for developerWorks, are currently at work on an article, or haven't even thought about your first article proposal, you can sign up now and set your publishing goals in motion. Find out more about how the program works, learn what the program requirements are, read some frequently asked questions, and then register for the program to get started. You can also see a listing of authors who have been awarded developerWorks author designations.
The dW author program recognizes publishing achievement and does not offer monetary awards, and is not affiliated with any compensation program. Your participation in the dW author program has no bearing on whether or not you are compensated for your published work, and vice versa.