Elastic Contributor Program

Awards and recognition

To show up on the leaderboard, submit contributions and earn points. Top point earners by region will win great prizes.

Leaderboard

We will award the 30 top contributors in each of these three regions:

  • Europe, Middle East, & Africa
  • East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia, & Oceania
  • North America & South America

Contributors on the leaderboard will be grouped into three different awards tiers: Bronze, Silver, and Gold. For more information about the awards tiers refer to the terms and conditions.

The current submission period allows for contributions made between February 1, 2022 and January 31, 2023. Scores will be reset annually at the start of each new submission period.

To view the most up-to-date leaderboard, log into the Elastic Contributor Portal and click on "Leaderboard" to see the ranking of the top contributors in your region.

Scoring points

To learn more about the criteria for each contribution type, please visit our rules page.

Contribution Type

Points awarded

Examples of contributions

Event organization

6 points
Meetup, hackathon, virtual event, or workshop

Presentation

6 points
Lecture, workshop, conference or meetup talks

Presentation slide deck

1 extra point
PDF, Powerpoint, or Google Slides

Written content

6 points
Article, blog post, or research paper

Share written content

1 extra point
Share the written content on your social media network

Code

2 or 6 points
Elastic GitHub repo: Bug reports (2 points), pull requests (6 points)
Non-Elastic repos: demo (6 points) and projects using Elastic (6 points)

Video

4 points
Tutorial, podcasts, or use case overview

Translation

2 points
Translated Elastic blog posts

Technical Q&A

1 point
Technical questions answered on discuss.elastic.co or Stack Overflow forum

Validation

1 point
Validation of other participants’ contributions

Event organization

Presentation

Presentation slide deck

Written content

Share written content

Code

Video

Translation

Technical Q&A

Validation

Points awarded

Examples of contributions

6 points
Meetup, hackathon, virtual event, or workshop
6 points
Lecture, workshop, conference or meetup talks
1 extra point
PDF, Powerpoint, or Google Slides
6 points
Article, blog post, or research paper
1 extra point
Share the written content on your social media network
2 or 6 points
Elastic GitHub repo: Bug reports (2 points), pull requests (6 points)
Non-Elastic repos: demo (6 points) and projects using Elastic (6 points)
4 points
Tutorial, podcasts, or use case overview
2 points
Translated Elastic blog posts
1 point
Technical questions answered on discuss.elastic.co or Stack Overflow forum
1 point
Validation of other participants’ contributions

Bonus points

Contribution Type

Points awarded

Examples of contributions

Solutions

6 points
If a Contributor makes at least three submissions for Elastic Solutions (Enterprise Search, Observability, Security) other than Elastic Stack

Contribution Types

6 points
If a Contributor makes at least one submission under at least five different categories

Solutions

Contribution Types

Points awarded

Examples of contributions

6 points
If a Contributor makes at least three submissions for Elastic Solutions (Enterprise Search, Observability, Security) other than Elastic Stack
6 points
If a Contributor makes at least one submission under at least five different categories

To learn more about the criteria for each contribution type, please visit our rules page.

Awards

Award winners for each region will be announced in March 2023.

AWARDS*

AWARD DETAILS

ELASTIC BRONZE

ELASTIC SILVER

ELASTIC GOLD

Gifts

MacBook

Gifts

Swag

Knowledge

Cloud extended trial
30 days
30 days
60 days

Knowledge

Elastic Standard Annual subscription training

Knowledge

Certification exam attempts
1
2 (included in the standard subscription)

Recognition

Virtual badge
ELASTIC BRONZE
ELASTIC SILVER
ELASTIC GOLD

Elastic events

Shout out at ElasticON events

Gifts

Gifts

Knowledge

Knowledge

Knowledge

Recognition

Elastic events

AWARD DETAILS

ELASTIC BRONZE

ELASTIC SILVER

ELASTIC GOLD

MacBook
Swag
Cloud extended trial
30 days
30 days
60 days
Elastic Standard Annual subscription training
Certification exam attempts
1
2 (included in the standard subscription)
Virtual badge
ELASTIC BRONZE
ELASTIC SILVER
ELASTIC GOLD
Shout out at ElasticON events

*Exchanges for prizes and benefits will not be allowed.

  • Swag

    A box of goodies for you to show off your Elastic pride.

  • Extended Elastic Cloud trial

    Extend your use of Elastic Cloud, where we handle the maintenance and upkeep for you.

  • Training subscription

    Build skills when you want and where you want with annual access to Elastic training.

  • Certification exam

    You mastered the Elastic Stack. Now it's time to enhance your professional visibility with a certification.

  • Virtual contributor badge

    Show off your gold, silver, or bronze level on your different networks.

  • ElasticON tickets

    Free tickets to local or regional events. Get closer to the expert advice and technical deep dives you need to succeed.