Nokia Developer will make changes into the current Nokia Developer Champions program, based on the feedback and recommendations from the champions. These changes will take place gradually. Here is the list of the changes you can expect to see in coming months.
1) We will introduce a Reward system
Champions’ contribution to Nokia developer community is outstanding. Because of this, we want to reward the most active members of the Champion community.
In order to guarantee a fair rewarding, we will introduce a system where certain actions give you “champion points” and these points can be then changed to small rewards. For example, Champions who are organizing small developer community meet-ups, creating webinars for the rest of the Nokia Developer community, writing quality articles and blogs or who are active in discussion boards are entitled to certain number of points.
2) More Visibility for Champions: Changes in Champions Home Page and Profiles
One of our most important targets is to give more visibility for the work Champions are doing. We want that other members of the developer community as well as local Nokia teams will discover Champions and the great contribution they are giving for the community.
In order to do this, we will revise the Champions home page with the improved search functions. We’ll also improve the Champions profiles and make finding the other Champions from different countries easier. Last but not least we will give more visibility for the best blogs and articles created by Champions
3) Closer Links with Regional Nokia teams
This was a frequently requested item in a small Champions survey we did couple of months ago. We want to build up closer links between Champions and local Nokia teams.
4) Opportunities to give speeches and organize Developer meet-ups
Nokia will provide support for the Champions who are willing to organize a local Developer meet-up. If you want to organize a small event for the fellow developers, please tell us about it. The idea is that you are the one inviting the others, creating the meet up agenda and making the arrangements. Nokia will support you by paying for the premises, providing event related items and linking you up with the local Nokia team to discuss about the details and practicalities. If you want to organize a meet up, come up with a tentative plan for the meeting and let us know about it.
5) More Champion Benefits !
Nokia is in a process of revising its developer programs (PRO, Launch Pad) the changes will take place in the June- September period. As soon as the new program is up and running, we will provide all Champions the full set of valuable benefits available in this renewed program! We will inform you about the full benefits set as the launch of the programs gets closer.
6) We are recruiting More Champions
We have currently over 160 active Champions in our community and we are looking forward to doubling the size of our Champion community. We will select new members based on their exceptional abilities. This is of course good news for all Champions and whole community as we will have more experts sharing their knowledge. If you know good candidates, please contact us for more information.