Instead of watching the Golden Globes Award ceremony tonight, and placing bets on the contenders for the upcoming Oscars, I am writing this blog. See how dedicated I am to my readers 😉
Some of you have waited for this announcement and I apologize that I could not write sooner. My first week back in the office was filled with many things, and left no time for blogging. I hope to do better the rest of 2011, and blog more often and more timely.
Without further ado, these are the SCN members who where the top 3 contributors in their area of expertise in 2010:
Congratulations everyone! We may “just” be talking about points here, but your contributions enlightened your fellow community members last year, I’m sure.
You will soon receive the official certificate that we send to all Topic Leaders every year.
Remember to check out the 2009-2010 Topic Leaders too:
Earlier in 2010 I announced the Congratulations to the current Topic Leaders (2009-2010) just in time for SAP TechEd. This was the old “contest period” that Craig Cmehil introduced a couple of years ago, running from early August to end of July the following year. Make sure you check out who these people are! They will also get a certificate from me soon, they deserve it.
The contest period:
On SCN, you get recognition for points you get along the way, and your content of quality is sometimes highlighted in blogs or on the home pages of the site. There is also this little star, the Active Contributor badge, that recognizes different levels of contributions on SCN.
Active Contributor recognition was recently changed from an annual period to a 12-month rolling period, as I recently explained in a Active Contributor Status: A 12-month rolling period. To make things consistent and easier, and because there are now less reasons to look at achievements over a calendar year period, my suggestion would be to get back to the “old” contest period, i.e. every year in August we look back at the last 12 months, August-July period, and highlight the Topic Leaders of all SCN categories. It makes sense to do this just before the TechEd season starts. After all, TechEd is THE place where the Community meets, and where I have the chance to meet Topic Leaders too 🙂 So let me know what you think by commenting on this blog, I’ll be listening!
Additional recognition and certificates are one thing, but I know that most of you are waiting for something more tangible, something valuable in your daily activities. I don’t have anything to announce yet, and I know you’ve been waiting a while, but as I look to improve the recognition program this year, I’ll be working with the community and my new manager Jeanne Carboni to bring something new to Topic Leaders. Thank you for your patience.
Wishing everyone a happy, successful new year!