Community Credit – Cool Idea, Cool Site.

 

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David Silverlight (isn’t that the second best name you’ve ever heard?) runs Community Credit whose slogan is “We give stupid prizes to smart people.” 

Points5The idea is to recognize and reward folks for participating in the geek community, and he has a fairly sophisticated point system  To give you a sense of how many things you can do to get points, I took a picture of the list, and shrunk it down to 5% (that’s it on the left!). Click on it to see the entire list.

I would of course blow this off as the self-indulgent relentless pursuit of recognition, were I not a two time winner.

 
Given that, I think it is a great and wonderful service, that encourages participation from every aspect of the geek community.

 

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Plus, I got this really cool (sorry)  USB desk-top  refrigerator that I can keep my Arnold Palmers cold in. 

I never in my life even heard of an Arnold Palmer (ice tea and lemon-aide) until I went to dinner with Tim Heuer who knows more about Silverlight and about libations than anyone else. I am now hopelessly addicted.

In any case, the refrigerator has blue LEDs so it should be great.

 

[Arnold Palmer was the Tiger Woods of my youth, only for some reason all his games were played in black and white.]

Having said all that, be sure to go check out the Silverlight.net Community Recognition Program which is also wicked cool, but in which I’m not winning any prizes so I don’t like it as much.

 

 


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About Jesse Liberty

Jesse Liberty is an independent consultant and programmer with three decades of experience writing and delivering software projects. He is the author of 2 dozen books and multiple Pluralsight courses, and has been a Senior Technical Evangelist for Microsoft, a Distinguished Software Engineer for AT&T, a VP for Information Services for Citibank and a Software Architect for PBS. He is a Xamarin Certified Mobile Developer and a Xamarin MVP, Microsoft MVP and Telerik MVP.
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