Elastic Contributor Program FAQ
You can submit a contribution using the Elastic Contributor portal. If you are looking for step-by-step guidance visit the submission page.
The Elastic Community team and other contributors in the program will be validating each submission before points are awarded. Each contribution must be validated by the Elastic team or by 3 (three) different community members. You will not be allowed to validate your own submission and you can validate each contribution only once. For more guidance see how to validate a contribution.
When you set up your profile you can indicate the languages in which you are proficient. You will have access to contributions made in the same language(s) as you set on your profile. If you speak more than one language, you may validate contributions in multiple languages.
We currently accept organized events, presentations, written content, videos, translations, answering technical questions on discuss.elastic.co and Stack Overflow, and code contributions.
Each type of contribution must meet a set of criteria in order to be validated. Visit our rules page to review that criteria.
Yes! If you present the same presentation at different events to different audiences, you can submit each presentation as a separate contribution. If you present the same content multiple times during one event (to different audiences at different times, for example), you may also submit each presentation separately.
Contributions to the Elastic Security community are very welcome. Please take a look at this blog post to learn how you can make security contributions.
You can visit the Elastic GitHub repository, and follow the contributing guidelines developed by the Elastic engineering team.
If you have worked on a project or have done a demo with one or more technologies of the Elastic Stack, you can submit them to the Elastic Contributor Program. On the rules page you'll find the requirements for both "demo" and "project" contributions.
Creating a link on discuss.elastic.co:
- Click on the link icon to generate a URL for your answer, use this URL for your submission
Creating a link on Stack Overflow:
- Click on "Share a link to this answer" to generate a URL for your answer, use this URL for your submission
If you submit a presentation you can earn one additional point by uploading the slide deck used in your presentation. The slide deck must be shared to a publicly accessible website. You can earn one extra point on your written content contribution by sharing your article or blog post via social media. Just upload a link to your post or tweet. While we encourage you to share your content across as many platforms as you’d like, you can only earn one additional point for sharing your content on social media.
Yes! Every time you make contributions under at least five different contribution types, you'll earn 6 bonus points.
For example: if you submit a video, code, technical Q&A, presentation and written content, on top of the points from each submission, you'll earn 6 bonus points. We want to encourage contributors to explore multiple contribution types and become experts on Elastic.
If you submit at least one contribution under Enterprise Search, Observability, and Security you'll earn 6 bonus points. There’s no limit to the number of times you're eligible to earn these bonus points.
If you'd like to invite someone to join the program, you can refer them through the portal and earn points. You need to log in to the portal through your account, go to the "Refer Contributor" tab on the menu and add their email address. Once the referred person makes their first valid contribution, using the same email address as the one you entered in the "Refer Contributor" tab, you will score six points. They can submit any type of contribution — except contribution validation — for you to score the points but you'll score the points only once per valid referral.
No, they will not. You'll need to let them know you have successfully referred them through the portal and ask them to create their profile. It's important they use the same email address as the one used on the referral otherwise you won't get the points.
Each of the three regions will award the top 10 contributors. The top 2 contributors will be awarded Elastic Gold, the following 3 contributors will be Elastic Silver, and the remaining 5 contributors will be Elastic Bronze. In the event there are fewer than ten (10) contributors in a region, winners in each tier will be decided at Elastic’s sole discretion.
Mistakes happen! If you believe your contribution was incorrectly declined during the validation process, you can contest it and explain to us why your submission should be accepted. If you have further problems, let us know at email@example.com.
There is not a limit on the total number of contributions you can make, however, we do limit the number of daily contributions a contributor can submit for validation on the portal to a maximum of 10. We believe this will encourage contributors to not submit a large amount of contributions all at once, which may lead to an unfair and inaccurate leaderboard.
Dates will be announced after the end of this year's competition.
Do you have any other questions about the program?
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org