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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sharing is caring! Tell your peers about TechEd and earn points doing it.
We are angry, frustrated, and in pain because of the violence and murder of Black people by the police because of racism. We are in the fight AGAINST RACISM. George Floyd was murdered, his life stolen. The Adafruit teams have specific actions we’ve done, are doing, and will do together as a company and culture. We are asking the Adafruit community to get involved and share what you are doing. The Adafruit teams will not settle for a hash tag, a Tweet, or an icon change. We will work on real change, and that requires real action and real work together. That is what we will do each day, each month, each year – we will hold ourselves accountable and publish our collective efforts, partnerships, activism, donations, openly and publicly. Our blog and social media platforms will be utilized in actionable ways. Join us and the anti-racist efforts working to end police brutality, reform the criminal justice system, and dismantle the many other forms of systemic racism at work in this country, read more @ adafruit.com/blacklivesmatter
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