Innovative people that participate and contribute their time, ideas and resources are the cornerstone of the worldwide CMS and .NET communities. This spirit has played an important industry role and Kentico wants to help continue to foster this type of community spirit. The Kentico MVP Award is designed to recognize individual who are part of this community. A Kentico MVP is an engaged community advocate who listens and promote CMS and.NET.
Nominate yourself for the Kentico MVP Award by completing the self nomination form below. The first Kentico MVP award is scheduled to be announced in early February based on nominations received by January 31, 2010. For more information about the Kentico MVP Award see the FAQ below or contact us with additional questions.
What is the Kentico MVP Award?
The Kentico MVP Award is a one year industry recognition given to individuals based on their community participation and evangelistic activities in the CMS and .NET communities. It recognizes past contributions and future community participation.
What is a Kentico MVP?
Kentico MVPs are passionate about the tools and technologies of Kentico, .NET and CMS communities. They are an emissary for Kentico CMS in both the worldwide and local communities. They are passionate and involved in at least one broad community engagement area like blogs, Twitter, video and online and in-person speaking engagements. They are champions in both the Kentico community and public community forums. They have demonstrated expert knowledge and excel at providing constructive and credible insights into how Kentico CMS can be a better product based on real world experience. Above all else they are good Internet citizens advocating for Kentico, .NET and the worldwide CMS community.
What are the benefits of receiving a Kentico MVP award?
Anyone receiving the Kentico MVP award is entitled to the following base benefits.
· 1 Web Site Ultimate License (value $4,499) for personal or business use
· Blog and recognition on the Kentico DevNet web site.
· Participation at selected industry events at Kentico expense.
· Exclusive access to all Beta programs.
· Exclusive access to the Kentico product group.
· Exclusive special offers that can be passed on to your friends.
· Exclusive promotional packages sent to all Kentico MVP’s twice a year.
What does a Kentico MVP do?
A Kentico MVP is a community emissary for Kentico CMS. They are expected to participate, listen and contribute to the CMS and .NET communities with resources and articles.
Do I get paid?
The Kentico MVP award does not include any direct financial compensation. Any pre-approved expenses incurred on behalf of Kentico will be reimbursed.
What is my time commitment?
We understand that all Kentico MVP’s have a day job and it’s not always possible to be involved in the community 100% of the time. As a Kentico MVP you are recognized because of your participation in the community and expect that you will continue to participate and contribute to the community as a part of your normal activities.
How long is the Kentico MVP Award valid?
A Kentico MVP is awarded for one year. At the end of that year you have the option of resubmitting your nomination for consideration.
How many Kentico MVP does Award will there be?
Based on nominations received by January 31 we are planning on announcing the first Kentico MVP Award in early February. New nomination forms submitted for the Kentico MVP aware are evaluated monthly. No more than a total of five awards will be made during the calendar year 2010.
I want to be a Kentico MVP. What do I need to do?
The Kentico MVP Award is based on a self nomination process. Completed nominations forms are reviewed by the Kentico product group on a monthly basis.
What is the Kentico MVP Selection Process?
The selections of Kentico MVPs are based solely on completed nomination forms. Beginning January 31 the Kentico product group will review all completed nominations monthly. All nominations are weighted on a number of factors that include:
· Existing contributions and recognition in Kentico CMS, .NET and CMS communities based on forum postings, blogs, speaking engagements and other in person and online events.
· Passion, drive and knowledge for Kentico CMS, .NET and the CMS community.
· Willingness to participate in virtual product design sessions with the Kentico CMS product group.
Willingness to contribute community code and samples to sources like the Kentico Marketplace.
Posted: 1/5/2010 4:02:59 PM
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