A new fun way to earn digital collectibles for inclusive behaviour and meaningful impact in the technical community
Collectible badgers as proof of achievement
With our blockchain-based badge(r)s, we are able to award the Azure developer community with verifiably scarce and publicly-visible rewards, giving deeper value to their recognition. European community members that have demonstrated their contributions can be recognised with unique badges across a number of categories, which are tokenised into digital assets on the Ethereum public blockchain and are verifiably scarce.
In the spirit of our mission to empower technical practitioners of all backgrounds, we created Azure Heroes to inspire developers to learn, coach, and build on Azure and promote a healthy, inclusive community.
Digital badgers take normal badges to a whole new level—they're cute, fun, and demonstrate recognition in a way that can't be faked.
Become an Azure Hero!
Want to be recognised with your very own digital badgers for the contributions you make in the community? Our Azure developer community engagement team will be on the lookout for individuals that volunteer, mentor or teach others and who are contributing to strong and sustainable communities.
How it works:
1. Nominate yourself or a community hero around you. Community members that have demonstrated verifiable impact in one of several categories will be chosen to receive a badge
2. Selected recipients receive a personalised QR code which can be scanned with your phone - follow the simple instructions to claim your digital badger
3. After you become an Azure Hero, be sure to share your digital badger by using the sharing link in your wallet to post to your favourite social media using the hashtag #azureheroes
Meet the Badgers
VERY RARE: 75
Green ContributorHow to qualify?
Green Contributors support the growth of the sustainable software engineering field. Recipients of this badge drive innovation by building sustainable software and help educate the community by creating content and resources related to sustainable software engineering.
VERY RARE: 100
Inclusive LeaderHow to qualify?
Recipients of the ultra-rare Inclusive Leader badger are recognised for helping create environments in which all members and participants feel welcome and valued. From organizing diverse events and sharing resources, to educating community members on inclusion and offering accessible content, Inclusive Leaders promote the core value of inclusion in their work, events, and communities.
VERY RARE: 250
Content HeroHow to qualify?
Content Hero badgers are given out for sharing valuable knowledge at conferences, meetups or other events. Recipients of this rare award have created original content, sample code or learning resources and documented and shared their experiences and lessons to help others to build on Azure.
OpenSourcerHow to qualify?
OpenSourcer badgers recognize those who help build a robust OSS environment, with impactful technology and a collaborative, engaged community. OpenSourcers build, maintain, and make meaningful contributions to open source projects, while inspiring others to be part of the OSS movement.
Community HeroHow to qualify?
Community Hero badgers are given out for contributing materially by organising meetups, conferences, by sharing content or by contributing to forums and being an active member of the community.
MentorHow to qualify?
Mentor badgers are awarded to individuals who routinely share their knowledge and empower the more junior members of the community, guiding and coaching them to acquire more hands-on skills. Mentoring is critical to career development and for building skills and achieving long-term career goals.
MakerHow to qualify?
Recipients of the Maker badger are recognized as innovators who make meaningful contributions to the community. This badge is given to those who embody the maker spirit of creativity, curiosity, and determination to create projects for societal improvement that help and inspire others.
KudosHow to qualify?
Kudos Badgers are given to those who demonstrate great community spirit, teamwork, passion and more. Collect as many as you can!
LearnerHow to qualify?
Learner Badgers are given to those in pursuit of learning and who seek out ways to increase their technical knowledge! This badge is given to anyone attending Azure technical sessions, seminars, meetups and conferences. Collect as many as you can and be sure to visit MS learn to continue your learning journey!
Under the hood
Follow @azureheroes on Twitter to get latest updates about the program.