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How to become an Atlassian Community Leader

Editor's note: This post has been updated as of July 9, 2019.

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Community Leaders are the top influencers in the Atlassian Community — they are knowledgeable about our products, and eager to share their expertise and enthusiasm and connect with others. They are personally invested in the health of the community and have a desire to help shape its future.

Who are they?

All Community Leaders have a badge that identifies them as such.

What constitutes a good Community Leader?

Folks in the program exhibit the following characteristics:

  • Product expert: Deep understanding of one or more Atlassian products and its ecosystem
  • Industry expert: Experience in a particular industry and in using Atlassian and/or its ecosystem in that industry
  • Connector: Intrinsically motivated to help others, support the success of the community and act as an official representative
  • Advocate: Helpful, friendly and embody our company values; willing to partner with our team to drive future improvements to the community
  • Dependable resource: Has time to respond regularly to questions, contribute new content and encourage involvement in the community

How are Community Leaders selected?

Current Leaders can nominate highly qualified candidates. Outside of that, we track a monthly activity report based on points accumulated for answering questions, having answers marked as accepted and writing articles.

Those who earn 40 points or more and pass an internal review may be invited via email to join the program. During the review, we look at a candidate's posts and assess things like tone, technical accuracy, level of detail provided (product screenshots are great!) and more. Check out our current list of best practices.

Once invited into the program, we ask that our online Leaders maintain 50 points per quarter moving forward. We’re still working to give members access to the number of points they’re accruing in real time, but rest assured you’ll hear from us if you’re on track for a Leader invite as well.

What are the benefits for Leaders?

So glad you asked! Special perks include:

  • Community Leader badge on your profile
  • Opportunity to earn a free ticket to Atlassian Summit and the chance to have dinner with our co-founders, Mike and Scott
  • Access to a Slack instance for all Leaders
  • Free voucher for all of the certification products (prep courses, exams, bundles and badges), as well as a buy one, get one offer for On-Demand courses
  • Opportunity to join our Community Advisory Board, with alpha access to new features, input on future enhancements and more
  • Access to Leaders-only spaces within the community, plus extra permissions that allow you to moderate content, start discussions and write articles showcasing your expertise
  • Special Community swag
  • Fame and glory (arguably the coolest of the benefits)

Have additional questions? We’d love to hear from you! Email us at championprogram@atlassian.com.

39 comments

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And now I have the blueprint to help me earn one!

@Erica Moss ....THANK YOU GUUURRRLLLLL!!!.

Alana Fernando Community Leader Apr 02, 2018

@Erica Moss is there a way that i can track my own points? 

Erica Moss Community Manager Apr 02, 2018

@Alana Fernando Not quite yet, but always feel free to email us at championprogram@atlassian.com, and we can check for you!

Mohammed Amine Community Leader Apr 29, 2018

@Erica Moss any update on tracking own points?

wrote to championprogram email but got no answer. 

thank you

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Erica Moss Community Manager Apr 30, 2018

@Mohammed Amine Hello! You should be hearing back from me today. 😄

Mohammed Amine Community Leader Apr 30, 2018

yes thank you vm @Erica Mossjust got your email. 

cheers. 

I have been in IT industry for more than 8 years now and I haven't come across many online communities that contribute so much in terms of knowledge sharing, transfer and troubleshooting. This community does a lot when it comes to those three aspects.

I am only worried about how fast the Database must be growing with so much stuffs here every passing day. ;-)

Keep up the good work everybody.

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Erica Moss Community Manager May 03, 2018

@Vickey Palzor Lepcha Thanks so much for the kind words, Vickey! We appreciate you being here & sharing your insight. 😄

Ollie Guan Community Leader May 20, 2018

@Erica Moss is there a way that i can track my own points? 

Erica Moss Community Manager May 21, 2018

@Ollie Guan Not currently, but I can always check for you if you email championprogram@atlassian.com with a link to your profile!

@Erica Moss please check my points.

Erica Moss Community Manager Jun 07, 2018

@Yogesh Mude I'll respond via email!

Ollie Guan Community Leader Jun 07, 2018

@Erica MossThanks! I have sent the email and look forward to your reply

Ollie Guan Community Leader Jun 10, 2018

How often do Atlassian community champions evaluate? I am looking forward to getting permission to create articles : )

@Erica Moss i have sent a mail with my profile link in last week, please see if you can check the points 
:)

Erica Moss Community Manager Jun 13, 2018

@Ollie Guan Hello! For the most part, it's once a month (we also evaluate referrals from current Champs in between). 😄

Ollie Guan Community Leader Jun 13, 2018

@Erica MossGot it,Tks!

Just started on this! Excited to get these perks!

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Erica Moss Community Manager Jul 11, 2018

Love the enthusiasm, @Paula CryptalDash!

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I am wondering what *swag* is available for champions :)

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@Erica Moss Hi, can you please check my profile and points? I sent e-mail last week also. Thanks in advance and best regards

Erica Moss Community Manager Mar 18, 2019

Petr Vaníček [ACP @ CoreIT s.r.o.] I will check on that — thank you!

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