Tracy Eastwood has been awarded  Bronze, Silver & Gold IBM i Community Badges

We’re thrilled that Tracy has been awarded the Bronze, Silver & Gold IBM i Community Badges, which means he is a fully-fledged IBM i Community Member. 

IBM Digital Badges are reinventing how online credentials are used and they are a way of recognising individual achievement and contributions.

But what does that mean? Tracy had to adhere to a set of criteria and contribute to the community over a number of years. The badges aren’t just standard badges, they contain rich data on each and every person who has been awarded the badges, including their skills and evidence – so everyone awarded is individual to their skills and knowledge. 

To achieve badge status, the IBM i Community badge earners must have been an active and passionate member of the IBM i and Power Systems community for many years and be seen as a technical expert who is also viewed as a thought leader, and able to provide expert guidance and support both technically and for the overall community.

Tracy Eastwood commented, “Achieving my Bronze, Silver & Gold IBM i Community badges shows our customers that we, as a business, are fully competent and it’s a way of authenticating our skills & capabilities as a business within the IBM i marketplace”. 

Below is a selection of the criteria that must be completed to achieve the bronze, silver & gold status: 

  • Show evidence of ongoing, regular contribution to the IBM i and Power Systems community, such as presenting at events such as POWERUp, IBM Systems TechU and Common Europe Congress
  • Sustained contribution as a member of the board or leadership committee of a user group such as COMMON, OCEAN, OMNI etc…
  • Create or contribute to content within the IBM i community such as demo videos, customer stories, podcasts, or contribute with blog posts/articles within an industry publication such as IBM Systems Magazine, COMMON Connect, etc.
  • Sustained contribution as a member of an advisory council such as CAAC, CEAC, LUG etc..
  • Contribute code to IBM i open source projects on GitHub, Bitbucket, GitLab etc…

IBM i Bronze Badge

The badge earner has begun to add value to the community by contributing content/ effort in one or more areas within a 12-months.  They are passionate, knowledgeable & skilled within IBM i and Power Systems, share knowledge, and engage with the IBM i community. 

The badge earner must have actively and significantly contributed to the IBM i community through ongoing content and effort over many years. They must have expert skills in IBM i and Power Systems and can be expected to regularly contribute technical knowledge to the community.

The badge earner is a very active and passionate member of IBM i and Power Systems community over multiple years. They are a technical expert who is also viewed as a thought leader that can provide expert guidance and support both technically and for the overall community.