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We're going to experiment with a badge reward system, to recognize contributions and focus on ownership of tasks which would lead to the design and development of our project. To integrate badges on Slack, we're using Bonus.ly (please use same email as Slack to sign up for it). Learn more below:

Badges

The section is divided into #categories (like #milestonesubmissions) and #badge hashtags (like #phdstudent)

#milestonesubmissions

  • #phdstudent - 1 milestone contributed
  • #assistantprofessor - 3 milestones contributed
  • #associateprofessor - 5 milestones contributed
  • #fullprofessor - 10 milestones contributed
  • #bestpaper - exceptional milestone submission

#codecontributions

  • #itsalive - first code merged into GitHub
  • #artisan - 100 lines of code merged
  • #mastercoder - 1000 lines of code merged
  • #bugcatcher - Fixed a bug
  • #inventor - Created and coded a new feature
  • #publication - getting something live

#design

  • #designer - proposed a new UI design that gets adopted
  • #designthinker - rapid prototyper
  • #uxresearcher - Engaged with real users for feedback

#community

  • #ambassador - Community management contributions
  • #superhero - above-and-beyond effort
  • #siren - bring new users into the fold
  • #socialmediaguru - Publicity contributions

#acknowledgement

  • #springstar - for star contributions in the spring quarter
  • #citation - if someone builds on your work (your code, your idea, etc)
  • #archivist - contribution of great documentation

Usage

Anybody can give badge to each other. However, currently everyone possesses 30 badges to give/month, i.e. 1 badge/day - this can change based on your feedback and how we're using it. But use it wisely. Please note that you can ONLY give 1 unit to one person at a time.

To give a badge, go to #badges channel on Slack. And type this command:

/give [amount] to [slackusername] for [reason][#category hashtag][#badge hashtag]

For example, if I want to give a badge to @geza for his help to build the meteor site where we submit milestones. Here's what we can command:

/give 1 to @geza for helping build the milestone submission site #codecontributions #publication

Please only use the hashtags mentioned above, a different hashtag won't be registered. For new suggestions, post on #badges channel on Slack and ping @rajanvaish.

Analytics

The website supporting our badges: Bonus.ly