We’re thrilled to announce that the Akamai Developer Dialogue Discussion board (“Focus on”) is launching as we speak, and also you’re invited to affix at focus on.akamai.com. This new area is for these of you curious about studying, leveling up, and sharing your know-how. Whether or not you’re a seasoned professional or simply beginning out, you’ll be a part of a neighborhood rising a wealth of information, ideas, and methods on matters like cloud computing, safety, content material supply, and far more.
This can be a place to study and share information, no matter your ability stage, location, and familiarity with Akamai. The discussion board affords subscriptions that notify you of latest posts on matters that you simply’re occupied with, a Dev Ideas part to put up your individual blogs and browse blogs by others, an occasion calendar that neighborhood members can contribute to, badges and leaderboards to reward you on your contributions, and devoted areas for Inexperienced Gentle program members and companions.
Join early to affix the sweepstakes (extra data on the finish of this put up) and see the area we’ve created for builders such as you.
Right here’s a peek at what you’ll discover.
Subscriptions & Notifications
The discussion board will mean you can subscribe to related content material by providing tags and subscriptions that notify you of matters you’re occupied with. Keep up-to-date on the most recent information in your areas of curiosity and share your know-how with others.
This brings us to the following characteristic: Dev Ideas. Are you on the lookout for a shortcut or answer to a problem that has you stumped? Your developer friends might have already shared an article that may assist. You’ll have an concept for a terrific weblog or simply mounted an issue bugging you. Share your put up to assist out your friends. Plus, each time you share a tip, you’ll achieve recognition in the neighborhood (particularly by those that work at Akamai) and climb the leaderboard.
Staying on high of all developer occasions in any given month generally is a problem. The developer discussion board helps you discover related occasions and RSVP to them. You’ll additionally be capable to see if others in the neighborhood shall be there. Don’t see an occasion you’re attending? Add it instantly and let others learn about it—that is for digital and in-person occasions. Are you planning on streaming? Embed the stream in your occasion put up in order that others can be part of you instantly from the discussion board. Are you planning on talking at an occasion or attending a convention? Put up your occasion and join with different builders on-line or on location.
Badges & Leaderboards
Serving to others is rewarding in itself, however we now have a option to applaud you on your efforts. By contributing, you may earn badges and achieve leaderboard factors.
You earn some badges routinely, like if you like your first put up. The employees assigns different badges. Some badges can determine program members or provide you with further beneficial data. Yow will discover fellow Inexperienced Gentle program members or uncover different initiatives by reviewing the badges. Under is an instance of a discussion board profile web page. This developer is a Developer Champion and has the badge.
Now you can click on on the badge to study extra about it. The outline under tells you that Developer Champions are Akamai staff devoted to serving to builders. You may belief neighborhood members with this badge to offer useful articles and to be ready that can assist you.
Sure actions mean you can accrue “Cheers,” factors used to replace the neighborhood leaderboard. So the leaderboard is an efficient indicator of who in the neighborhood is a developer whiz. Click on on the avatars of members with a excessive variety of Cheers to study extra about them and see their newest posts. Who is aware of? Possibly you’ll make it to the highest and be observed by others. We all the time regulate who’s probably the most lively since we plan to launch an exterior Champion program (extra data to come back).
Inexperienced Gentle & Companion Areas
The Inexperienced Gentle beta and Linode Companion packages have areas within the discussion board. Inexperienced Gentle members can use the area to share suggestions on the most recent betas, and companions can work together with fellow Companion Program members. The Inexperienced Gentle and Companion Program areas are open to anybody, so take a peek to see what these packages can give you.
Signal-Up & Sweepstakes
Be part of us by signing up for an account! Apart from assembly different builders, you’ll additionally get an opportunity to win prizes for taking part in our neighborhood. We’re gifting away as much as $300 in Linode credit score and Akamai Developer swag, so ensure that to learn the sweepstakes put up.