The IoT Community Awards 2024 - Let's play a game!

The (new) IoT Community Awards

Since over 1 year now we are running the IoT Community Awards and I’m very happy and thankful for the progress it made. The IoT Community grew amazingly, the quality of topics, answers and articles is very high and well accepted. The number of open-source contribution grew and is proof that Cumulocity IoT is made for developers so it can be easily extended. That’s progress the whole community made. Again, a big thank you to all of you but especially the ones who could name them


now and received a nice goodie package to honor their contribution to the community. The leaderboard was often very mixed with members who repeatedly made it to the leaderboard we also had a lot of new users joining in and reaching one of the high desired top 10 position in the leaderboard.

Now it’s time to update the Community Awards to make it for all more exciting.

New Rating

First of all I will change the rating criteria. In the past I tried to honor all kind of contribution and community activity by re-calculating it in a comparable score. So users who are not active in the community but are contributing a lot of open-source stuff could it also make it to the leaderboard.

Now, I want to add a little bit more gamification by adding community challenges. If you complete a challenge you get the assigned number of points once. The users with the most points of each quarter will make it to the leaderboard and will be again awarded as IoT Community Champion!

New Leaderboard

Beginning with the refreshed Community Awards only the top 5 members with the most points will be awarded and recognized.

New Prizes

You might remember that we had very exclusive stuff for the last IoT Community Champions.

We will stick to some of them but will go away from the clothing to more fun & useful stuff. Here is a sneak preview:

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The Challenges for Q2 2024

Here are the common challenges for the first and second quarter of 2024:

  • :black_square_button: Publish a new Cumulocity related open-source repository containing valuable content with the topic cumulocity-iot - 300 points
  • :black_square_button: Provide 10 solutions to forum topics so they are accepted :white_check_mark: as an answer - 300 points
  • :black_square_button: Receive 20 :heart: (likes) from others in the community - 100 points
  • :black_square_button: Give 30 :heart: (likes) to other posts or knowledge base articles - 100 points
  • :black_square_button: Create 10 new topics in the forum (spam topics will not count and deleted :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:) - 200 points
  • :black_square_button: Publish a knowledge base article about a Cumulocity IoT topic - 300 points
  • :black_square_button: Speak or co-speak in an published IoT Tech Talk / IoT Developer Event or Knowledge Exchange event - 500 points
  • :black_square_button: Contribute to an existing Cumulocity IoT open-source repo by adding an issue, creating a PR etc. - 200 points
  • :black_square_button: Attend an onsite IoT Hackathon :technologist: - 300 points

Special Challenges/Perks

In addition we add limited special challenges which follows the first come first serve pattern. Also, you can not only get points with them but also special bonus prizes sometimes. These challenges might be announced here or in other threads / articles. Here are some examples - so watch carefully when something new is published :wink: :

  • :stop_button: Be the first who likes & comment a specific post / articles
  • :stop_button: Be the first who installed & used a component described in an article, send a screen as proof.
  • :stop_button: Be the first who posted an article to a specific topic answering a specific question in detail
  • :stop_button: Be the first who solves a tricky request & posting an answer to the thread
  • :stop_button: Be the first SAG partner who answers a specific thread
  • :stop_button: Be the first SAG customer who answers a specific thread
  • many more…

For starters, here is the special challenge for this thread! The first one who solves the below challenge get 200 points and a jumpstart to the leadboard for Q2 2024:

Special puzzle
01000010 01100101 00100000 01110100 01101000 01100101 00100000 01100110 01101001 01110010 01110011 01110100 00100000 01110100 01101111 00100000 01100011 01101111 01101101 01101101 01100101 01101110 01110100 00100000 01110100 01101000 01101001 01110011 00100000 01100001 01110010 01110100 01101001 01100011 01101100 01100101 00100000 01110111 01101001 01110100 01101000 00100000 00100010 01000011 01101000 01100001 01101100 01101100 01100101 01101110 01100111 01100101 00100000 01100001 01100011 01100011 01100101 01110000 01110100 01100101 01100100 00100001 00100010

Terms & Conditions

Everybody who is registered at the Tech Community and is part of the Cumulocity IoT group can attend. Organizational staff (mainly me) is excluded. Only content in the Cumulocity / IoT area will be counted. Scripting, spamming and using Bots will lead to disqualification from that program for the period of time.

Checking your progress

Some of your progress can be checked here.

What’s next?

By launching this article the challenges are activated and you can collect your points. End of each quarter I will publish a new article with the latest leader board honoring especially the new IoT Community Champions who made it to the top 5.

So, let’s play a game and see who wins the first “new” IoT Community Awards in 2024!


Challenge accepted!


Congratulations for solving the first special challenge @Sandeep_Deepala !
200 points granted for you!

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Hello @Stefan_Witschel

Happy to read your post. I’m not part of IoT community.

By reading your post, I would like to understand something: Each quarter you will provide a list of the community champion, so if someone has been granted a champion badge in the past, his badge could be removed later?

Hi @codrelphi,

yep, you can loose that badge if you are totally inactive for some period. Actually we never unassigned a badge because most of the one who earned it also “defended” it. Still, if you are totally inactive we would like to have the option of removing the badge.