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myTechEd Badge Rewards, an interesting parallel

A few years ago or so, Microsoft introduced myTechEd Badge Rewards program as a way to reward their community for participating in things like “participating”, “sharing” and “interaction.”

TechEd wants to reward you for engaging with our content and sharing it with your peers. You’re already doing that, right? myTechEd Badge Rewards lets you earn credit for your actions and gives you access to special incentives, including virtual badges and points.

New Characters

Data Monster

Don’t let go of your data! You’ve built up quite a cache of resources for yourself here – partners to connect with, sessions to revisit, discussions to follow, etc. We like to see that, so we’ll reward you with some points.

Smarty Pants

You like to learn and you know it! Earn points for exploring all the great content on the TechEd site and enhancing your skill set with archived sessions on-demand, live webcasts, featured videos and more.

Social Machine

Get your gab on! Community is all about conversation, so talk it up on myTechEd, whether it’s through direct messages, via in-person meetings, or on the TechEd Blog and Discussions. Talk about TechEd, technology, techniques, or techno music, and earn some points.

Returning Favorites

TechEddie

Getting to know you! Tell us more about who you are, the techy stuff you crave, how we can find you online, and what you do when you’re not learning the hot new technologies.

Sharebot

Sharing is caring! Tell your peers about TechEd and earn points doing it.


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