The IBM Redbooks Residency is an IBM Digital Badge eligible program

At IBM, we feel that it is important to recognize the commitment IBM Redbooks authors have made to increase their knowledge, enhance their skills, impress us with their creativity, or evangelize our solutions.

Starting in 2017, successful completion of an IBM Redbooks residency that publishes either an IBM Redbooks or IBM Redpaper material you authored makes you eligible to earn an IBM Digital Badge. After you complete the requirements to earn a badge, we submit your data and begin badge processing. Note: If you are an author who had an IBM Redbooks or Redpaper material published prior to 2017, refer to the 5 Things to Know blog for additional information to see if you are eligible for a badge.

NOTICE: IBM leverages the services of Credly's Acclaim platform, a 3rd party data processor authorized by IBM and located in the United States, to assist in the administration of the IBM Digital Badge program. In order to issue you an IBM Digital Badge, your personal information (name, email address, and badge earned) will be shared with the Credly’s Acclaim platform. You will receive an email notification from Acclaim with instructions for claiming the badge. Your personal information is used to issue your badge and for program reporting and operational purposes. It will be handled in a manner consistent with IBM privacy practices. The IBM Privacy Statement can be viewed here: https://www.ibm.com/privacy/us/en/. IBM employees can view the IBM Internal Privacy Statement here: https://w3.ibm.com/w3publisher/w3-privacy-notice.

 

Silver is the first plateau in our badge program. To earn an IBM Redbooks Silver Author badge, successfully participate in and complete an IBM Redbooks Residency that publishes either an IBM Redbooks or IBM Redpaper publication. You must be listed as an author for the publication. The residency announcement contains any requirements and skills that are required for the project. Your project leader and residency coordinator can answer any questions that are specific to a project. The badge submission process is automatic with no additional steps that are required by you.

Gold is the second plateau in our badge program. To earn an IBM Redbooks Gold Author badge, you must earn a Silver badge, and successfully participate in and complete an IBM Redbooks Residency that publishes your third IBM Redbooks or IBM Redpaper publication. You must be listed as an author for the publication. The residency announcement contains any requirements and skills that are required for the project. Your project leader and residency coordinator can answer any questions that are specific to a project. Remind your residency coordinator that the residency you are on makes you eligible for the Gold badge. Your prior contributions will be validated using our residency and publication data.

Platinum is the third and highest plateau in our badge program. To earn an IBM Redbooks Platinum Author badge, you must earn a Gold badge, and successfully participate in and complete an IBM Redbooks Residency that publishes your sixth IBM Redbooks or IBM Redpaper publication. You must be listed as an author for the publication. The residency announcement contains any requirements and skills that are required for the project. Your project leader and residency coordinator can answer any questions that are specific to a project. Remind your residency coordinator that the residency you are on makes you eligible for the Platinum badge. Your prior contributions will be validated using our residency and publication data.

We are considering the addition of other badges for other contributions, however there are no additional offerings than what is shown above at this time.

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