Note from the author (November 2013):
This blog post dates back from 2010. For an accurate and updated description of the Topic Leader recognition program, please read this other blog.
As we launch the new SCN Contributor Recognition Program, I am sure that some of you are thinking: “Hey, it’s August, I’m going to be a Top Contributor this year!”
Yes, you are almost there, but keep up the good work until the end of the year. We’ve changed the timeline of the recognition period and also changed the name of the program to avoid some confusion we’ve had in years past.
For those who have no idea what I am talking about, check out the blogs from SAP Mentor and well-known Community member, Craig Cmehil, who announced the previous Top Contributors in 2009 and 2008. Craig was part of the SAP Community Network team, but moved on to another role within SAP and he couldn’t take the Top Contributors with him 😉
Change of Name:
The former Top Contributor program will now be called the Topic Leader program. Topic Leaders are the three SAP Community members who accumulate the highest number of contribution points in a specific category on SCN. If you don’t know what these categories are, check out the “Find the Expert” page that lists all of them and shows who are the five leading contributors per category at any point in time. These five people are competing for the recognition as Topic Leaders.
Change of Timeline:
The timeline for this contest was previously August 1 to July 31 but we’re adjusting the calendar to coincide with the overall SCN Contributor Recognition Program for Active Contributors. So now the program is aligned to the calendar year (January to December).
Recognition for Topic Leaders:
Don’t worry, nothing changes except the timeline and the name.
Because 2010 is a transition year, we will recognize Topic Leaders who contributed starting August 1, 2009 and finishing December 31, 2010.
As far as TechEd is concerned, we will be watching this year’s five leading contributors listed on the “Find the Expert” page, which is updated daily. We will select the three leading contributors in each category and involve them in activities such as stage presence, involvement in the Expert Lounge, etc.
In addition to exposure on our social media channels, we are also working to provide more online visibility and recognition for current and previous Topic Leaders, stay tuned and we will announce the initiative benefits towards the end of 2010.
The Topic Leaders 2010 will be the three leading contributors in a designated SCN category from August 1, 2009 to December 31, 2010.
The Topic Leaders 2011 will be considered for contributions from January 1, 2011 to December 31, 2011.
Learn more about the SCN Contributor Recognition Program.
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