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How to Earn Different Ops Community Badges πŸ…

πŸ‘‹ Hi everyone, I'm @johnson_brad, one of your Ops Community Moderators.

I'm here to say a giant THANK YOU to all the cloud engineers who joined The Ops Community over the last few days. Your contributed posts, comments, positive feedback, and overall good vibes have been ✨A-MAZ-ING✨ and we can't wait to #LearnAboutOps with each of you.

Get to know your Ops Community Badges πŸ…

You may have gotten an email with a shiny new badge from The Ops Community and wondered to yourself:

πŸ€” "...hmmm, how many badges are there in The Ops Community?"

Well, I'm not going to spoil all the fun and publish a comprehensive list of Ops Community badges. But, I thought it might be helpful to introduce you to some of the more common badges you might earn or encounter as a member of The Ops Community.

Ops Community Founding Member Badge in Pink with the Ops Community gear icon

1. Founding Member

We're awarding Founding Member badges to the first 1000 members who sign up to join The Ops Community. We've already given out almost 900 of them, so tell your friends to sign up soon. When they're gone, they're gone!

Ops Community Founding Author Badge in Blue with the Ops Community gear icon

2. Founding Author

Even more exclusive than the Founding Member badge, we're only awarding Founding Author badges to the first 100 authors who publish an article on The Ops Community. This is another badge that's only available for a limited time.

Ops Community First Post Badge with pencil icon

3. First Post

Every member receives the First Post badge when you publish your first post to The Ops Community for the first time. Thanks for contributing!

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4. Pioneer

Have you seen a community member with the Pioneer badge? The Pioneer badge is a bit rarer and requires a little bit of luck to earn, as well. Members with the Pioneer badge were the first to publish a post for a moderated tag on The Ops Community, like #AWS, #Kubernetes, or #CICD. There are still a few moderated tags that have not yet received a post. Will you be the next Ops Pioneer?

Ops Community Generalist Badge with the number five

5. Generalist

The Generalist badge signifies to The Ops Community that you're a member who know their way around a CI/CD pipeline, and have yelled at a cloud or two already. To earn the Generalist badge, you must publish posts about 5 or more different moderated Ops tags establishing competence in a variety of different CloudOps focuses.

Ops Community AWS Bronze badge

6. Bronze Badges

Are you an expert on a particular platform? Publish 5 posts related to a single tool and you'll earn your Bronze badge. Today, there are Bronze badges for AWS, Azure, GCP, and Kubernetes.

Ops Community Kubernetes Silver badge

7. Silver Badges

Set yourself apart from other authors by publishing 10 or more posts related to a single tool. Like the Bronze badge, today there are Silver badges for AWS, Azure, GCP, and Kubernetes.

Ops Community Azure gold badge

8. Gold Badges

Will you be the first Ops Community member to win a Gold badge? This prestigious profile bling is only awarded to Ops Community members who publish 25 (!!) posts all related to a single tool. Similar to Bronze and Silver badges, today there are Gold badges for AWS, Azure, GCP, and Kubernetes.

Ops Community DevOps Legend badge with CLI icon

9. DevOps Legend

The DevOps Legend badge is an exclusive designation, reserved only for DevOps industry leaders handpicked by The Ops Community moderators. When you meet a DevOps Legend, you can trust that this person has significant DevOps experience, knowledge, and has made an outsized contribution to the DevOps profession.

Ops Community InfoSec Legend badge with shield icon

10. InfoSec Legend

The InfoSec Legend badge is another exclusive designation, reserved only for cybersecurity and SecOps industry leaders handpicked by The Ops Community moderators. When you meet an InfoSec Legend, you can trust that this person has significant cybersecurity or SecOps experience and knowledge, and has made an outsized contribution to the InfoSec profession.

Have an idea for a new badge or questions? Let us know in the comments below!

P.S. Think you've earned a badge, but you haven't received it yet? That's probably our fault! Many Ops Community badges are manually awarded, so please gently nudge your friendly Ops Moderator and we'll get your issues resolved ASAP.

Discussion (2)

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Priyanshi Sharma

Well, that's fascinating! I would like to see how many of them I might earn in the future.

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Rutam Prita Mishra

Thats really an informative and most awaited article. Well, I would suggest if we can have one exclusive badge for the Drop contest winners as this is the first contest within this new community.