IBM developerWorks Author Achievement Recognition Program

Three levels of achievement


You can earn three author designations in the IBM developerWorks Author Achievement Recognition Program (dW author program). Each level is readily achievable, depending on your own goals and commitment.

To complete each achievement level, you must accumulate a minimum number of publication points and participation credits, as described below and summarized in Table 1:


Contributing Author

Professional Author

Master Author


Table 1. Minimum requirements for author achievement levels
CategoryActivityContributing
Author
Professional
Author
Master
Author
Publishing
points
Writing and publishing30100200
Participation
credits
Single
author
1410
Community
participation
--13
Technical
reviews
--27
New author
mentoring
--27
Minimum requirements for all achievement levels are cumulative.

Professionally published articles and tutorials are those that have completed the standard IBM developerWorks publication process, guided by our editorial staff. The process includes acquisition, editorial, technical review, proprietary review, and production stages. Examples of content that is published outside of the developerWorks professional publication process include (but are not limited to) blogs, forums, Developer Center material, and interactive content.

Minimum requirements for all achievement levels are cumulative. For example, Professional Author requires a minimum of 100 publications points, including the 30 publication points earned for Contributing Author.