The program in a nutshell
When you participate in the IBM developerWorks Author
Achievement Recognition Program (dW author program),
you earn an IBM author designation by accumulating a minimum number
of publication points and participation credits that are defined for each achievement level. Publication points
are a measurement of your overall contributions to developerWorks,
and participation credits reflect your presence in the
developerWorks universe through other activities.
Here's how it all works:
Sign up. Simply register to participate in
the program. Registration is very easy and shouldn't take you
more than a minute or two to complete.
Review your welcome materials. After you register, you will receive a welcome email that
includes links to program instructions and a tracking tool that
you will use for recording and monitoring your progress in the
Get writing. As you contribute to developerWorks, you will record your
published items in the tracking tool. The tracking tool
calculates the points you have accumulated, and how many you
still need to reach the next achievement level.
Get active. The tracking tool also keeps track of your participation
credits. The tracking tool calculates your credits earned and
how many you still need for the next achievement level.
Get recognized. When you have accumulated the minimum publication points
and participation credits to satisfy an achievement level, send
us your completed tracking tool for verification. When we have
reviewed and verified your entries, you will receive an
electronic certificate of achievement for the author designation
you have been awarded. Following that, you will receive
notification to claim your IBM developerWorks Accredited Author
badge through the IBM open badge program.
Keep going! Continue contributing to developerWorks to reach the next
achievement level. All requirements are cumulative, so the work
you have already completed is applied toward the next