By creating value for the DataMiner community, you earn DevOps Points. Not only do these points determine your DevOps Professional level, they also allow you to enjoy the plentiful benefits attached to the DevOps Professional Program.
We are continuously working on further evolving this key program, so new benefits or ways of collecting DevOps Points can be expected.
The benefits of being part of the exclusive DataMiner DevOps Professionals community are very diverse and range from small personal perks to gaining access to exclusive content, all the way up to bumping up your DataMiner Support Plan from the standard Continuity level to the added-value Evolve Plan, which includes premium SLAs and even free credits for you to spend.
A short overview of all benefits that can be unlocked using DevOps Points:
Access to the Evolve Support Services plan
Free personal DIS license
Free personal DataMiner licenses
Access to DIS source code
Priority community support
Access to exclusive content
Option to join developer reviews
Exclusive option to convert your DevOps Points to DataMiner Cloud Credits or Professional Service Credits
You can find a more extensive overview of all benefits on DataMiner Dojo.
Accumulating DevOps Points
To maintain a DataMiner DevOps Professional status and to be an official member of the exclusive DataMiner DevOps Professionals community and unlock the associated benefits, you must accumulate a set quantity of DevOps Points on an annual basis.
There are three levels available for DataMiner DevOps Professionals, with Advocate being the entry level and Catalyst being the top tier.
|a well-performing community member||a trusted DevOps Professional||an advanced DevOps Professional|
|750 points per year||5,000 points per year||25,000 points per year|
In general, the more active you are in the DataMiner Dojo community and the more you work with DataMiner, the more DevOps Points you will accumulate. This can be achieved through a variety of actions, such as:
Being active in the Q&A section on Dojo: Asking, answering, and commenting on questions in the Q&A section generates DevOps Points. Moreover, if your answer gets selected as the best answer by the community, you will earn extra DevOps Points. The person selecting the best answer will get something extra as well. Even voting on questions and answers will further grow your points, as does receiving votes (between 10 to 75 points).
Enrolling in and completing online training courses: The DataMiner Community offers a broad selection of free online training. Enrolling in and completing any of those courses will again generate points (between 10 to 50 points). Note that the community also offers a variety of free self-tests to evaluate your knowledge. The successful completion of those quizzes will also result in points.
Formal certification: Optionally, you can go for the paid formal certification of some of your DataMiner skills. Upon obtaining your certification, you will be rewarded with extra points (500 to 1000 points).
Contributing to the DataMiner documentation: DataMiner Devops Professionals work with a community mindset, and sharing knowledge and information is all about empowering each other. Therefore, you are rewarded if you participate in and contribute to the documentation of the DataMiner platform.
Correct a spelling or grammar mistake: Spotted a typo while browsing the documentation? Click the "propose changes" button in the top-right corner and correct it yourself. 25 points
Add missing information: Noticed something missing halfway through reading a page on docs.dataminer.services? Add it yourself and earn up to... 300 points
Deliver documentation: Not quite comfortable using GitHub but bursting with inspiration? Send your documentation as a Word file to Team Documentation at Skyline so they can add it to DataMiner docs. Doing this, you can earn up to... 500 points
Make a large contribution to docs: Are you an expert on a DataMiner-related topic? Make a large contribution to the DataMiner docs using GitHub! Earn up to... 1000 points
Unsure of how to start contributing? Take a look at the Contributing page or at our video series on how to contribute to the DataMiner documentation!
Contributing to the DataMiner catalog: If you have designed a nice add-on for a DataMiner System for a specific use case, and you are willing to share this in the DataMiner catalog to help empower the larger DataMiner community, you will be eligible for 250 up to 1000 DevOps Points. This could be a custom GQI operator, a custom Teams ChatOps operator, an Object Model, a user-definable API, etc.
Writing blog posts: You can opt to write and submit a blog post for the community, and upon acceptance, this will result in 500 up to 1000 points. Blog posts can revolve around any technology or topic relevant to the community or could, for example, describe a solution that you have designed with DataMiner.
Submitting a use case: You can choose to submit a use case for the community, and upon acceptance, this will result in 250 up to 1000 points. Use cases could focus on a new product integration that you have completed for DataMiner, or on any other type of solution that you have implemented with DataMiner.
Being an advocate for the DataMiner brand: Being an advocate is also part of the culture of being a DataMiner DevOps Professional. That's why you can earn 250 points simply by adding your DataMiner DevOps level to your LinkedIn headline. Once you've updated your LinkedIn profile, you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the link to your profile page and we will get you your points! If DataMiner is mentioned in the job title in your email signature, we will hit you up with another 250 points per year. Each LinkedIn post that mentions @skyline and uses the tag #dataminerdevops will automatically result in 50 points per post.
In addition to automatic tracking for most of the aforementioned activities to generate points, our community administrators will track certain activities to the best of their abilities to ensure that everybody is awarded all the points they are eligible for in due time. However, you are always welcome to expedite or facilitate the process by highlighting your activities via email@example.com if DevOps Points were not automatically attributed.