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How to Become a Unicorn

sgenzersgenzer 12Administrator, Moderator, Employee, RapidMiner Certified Analyst, Community Manager, Member, University Professor, PM Moderator Posts: 2,926  Community Manager
edited March 20 in Knowledge Base
Who are those "Unicorns" on the RapidMiner Community?

If you've been wondering about this question, let me explain how the rankings work here and how you too can achieve this level of distinction!

For starters, in Data Science, a "Unicorn" is someone who's highly talented and can use DS tools with competence to solve some of the world's hardest problems. They are very few and far between - hence the term "Unicorn" to describe a rare animal to find. 

In the RapidMiner Community, a "Unicorn" is someone who has proved their proficiency by providing meaningful answers and solutions to people's questions or by becoming certified in RapidMiner Studio.

The gamification system works on only three metrics:
  • # of days that you have been a member
  • # of new discussions/comments (posts) you have made
  • # of "points" you have earned
The first two should be pretty obvious; the points scheme may need some explaining. In short, you earn points here for actions that benefit the community. They are:
  • Receiving a "Like" or "Up Vote" from a discussion/comment you made = 1 point
  • Receiving a "Promote" from a moderator = 10 points
  • Receiving a "Badge" = 1 to 100 points depending on the badge
  • Answering a Question = 5 points
  • Having an answer be marked as a Solution = 45 points
  • Passing any RapidMiner Academy certification examination = 30 points
[Update March 2020]
  • Receiving an "Awesome" reaction = 2 points
  • Receiving an "Vote Up" reaction = 3 points
  • Receiving a "Dislike" reaction = -1 point
  • Receiving an "Off Topic" reaction = -1 point
  • Receiving a "Spam" reaction = -10 points
  • Receiving a "Abuse" reaction = -20 points
So how do you move up in the rankings?
  • "Newbie" - assigned as soon as you sign in
  • "Learner I" - member for 2 days; earned 5 points
  • "Learner II" - member for 4 days; earned 10 points
  • "Learner III" - member for 6 days; earned 15 points
  • "Contributor I" - member for 2 days; earned 10 points; made 1 post
  • "Contributor II" - member for 6 days; earned 20 points; made 5 posts
  • "Maven" - member for 7 days; earned 60 points; made 15 posts
  • "Guru" - member for 30 days; earned 150 points; made 30 posts
  • "Unicorn" - member for 60 days; earned 500 points; made 60 posts
So there you go - no secrets here. So go ahead and start earning those points!!

Scott
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Comments

  • btibertbtibert Member, University Professor Posts: 79  Guru
    I agree, this is great.
    sgenzervarunm1MPB_
  • hbajpaihbajpai Member Posts: 87   Unicorn
    Gotta get those posts  :D 
    Best,
    Harshit
    varunm1MPB_
  • mschmitzmschmitz Administrator, Moderator, Employee, RapidMiner Certified Analyst, RapidMiner Certified Expert, University Professor Posts: 2,462  RM Data Scientist
    i see what you are doing :)

    ~Martin

    - Head of Data Science Services at RapidMiner -
    Dortmund, Germany
    MPB_hbajpaisgenzer
  • sgenzersgenzer 12Administrator, Moderator, Employee, RapidMiner Certified Analyst, Community Manager, Member, University Professor, PM Moderator Posts: 2,926  Community Manager
    yes we know your secret now, @hbajpai :smile: You even got the cheeseburger badge which neither Martin nor I have. Matter of fact it's only you, @bhupendra_patil, and two others. https://community.rapidminer.com/badge/combo
    hbajpaiMPB_MarcoBarradas
  • mschmitzmschmitz Administrator, Moderator, Employee, RapidMiner Certified Analyst, RapidMiner Certified Expert, University Professor Posts: 2,462  RM Data Scientist
    @sgenzer,
    i see what you are doing...

    ~Martin
    - Head of Data Science Services at RapidMiner -
    Dortmund, Germany
    MPB_sgenzer
  • sgenzersgenzer 12Administrator, Moderator, Employee, RapidMiner Certified Analyst, Community Manager, Member, University Professor, PM Moderator Posts: 2,926  Community Manager
    as my mother always said, "Scott - you're dumb but you're not stupid." :wink:

    And congrats to @MarcoBarradas for getting on the all-time board!!!



    lionelderkrikor
  • rfuentealbarfuentealba Moderator, RapidMiner Certified Analyst, Member, University Professor Posts: 510   Unicorn
    There is a cheeseburger badge and I didn't know about it? Holy moly.
    hbajpaiJasmine_lionelderkrikorsgenzer
  • MarcoBarradasMarcoBarradas RapidMiner Certified Analyst, Member Posts: 126   Unicorn
    We need a Family Feud winners Badge an a Unicorn Spotted in real life Badge. What do you think @Telcontar120, @rfuentealba, @varunm1 ?
    IngoRM
  • rfuentealbarfuentealba Moderator, RapidMiner Certified Analyst, Member, University Professor Posts: 510   Unicorn
    @MarcoBarradas whenever I read family and feud, I get PTSD lol.
    varunm1sgenzerMarcoBarradas
  • Telcontar120Telcontar120 Moderator, RapidMiner Certified Analyst, RapidMiner Certified Expert, Member Posts: 1,408   Unicorn
    @MarcoBarradas I definitely think they should create those new badges!
    Brian T.
    Lindon Ventures 
    Data Science Consulting from Certified RapidMiner Experts
    lionelderkrikorsgenzerMarcoBarradas
  • mantanzmantanz Member Posts: 8 Contributor II
    There is a bug "Passing any RapidMiner Academy certification examination = 30 points" -- On joining the community it is only considering your latest certification and not giving all the points for all academy certification examination. Can someone check this. 
  • sgenzersgenzer 12Administrator, Moderator, Employee, RapidMiner Certified Analyst, Community Manager, Member, University Professor, PM Moderator Posts: 2,926  Community Manager
    hi @mantanz ok now I see what you're driving at. Let me investigate.
    mantanz
  • sgenzersgenzer 12Administrator, Moderator, Employee, RapidMiner Certified Analyst, Community Manager, Member, University Professor, PM Moderator Posts: 2,926  Community Manager
    @mantanz ok verified with the education team. Don't know what happened there. I added the missing badges to your profile.
    mantanz
  • mantanzmantanz Member Posts: 8 Contributor II
    edited April 29
    @sgenzer
    Thanks for a swift response. I guess you missed "Data Engineering Professional Certification" 
    Certificate link :  https://ti-user-certificates.s3.amazonaws.com/5733896a-1d71-46e5-b0a3-1ffcf845fe21/948269eb-4e69-4982-8b81-5550e9b99bae-manish-taneja-data-engineering-professional-certification-certificate.pdf.

    Thanks In Advance.
  • sgenzersgenzer 12Administrator, Moderator, Employee, RapidMiner Certified Analyst, Community Manager, Member, University Professor, PM Moderator Posts: 2,926  Community Manager
    hi @mantanz yep it seems that one also slipped thru the cracks. I've added it to your profile.

    Scott
    mantanz
  • mantanzmantanz Member Posts: 8 Contributor II
    Thanks @sgenzer
    sgenzer
  • sara20sara20 Member Posts: 83  Guru
    edited May 26
    Being Unicorn is good but helping people only with a simple lap top and answering their questions, solving their problem and making them happy is good too. o:) 
    Helping @sgenzer , is good too o:) He is helping us so we help him. o:) 
    Also each question is like a mystery so answering them is like understanding that mystery. B)
    "لطفا تا پایان دوره کرونا از ماسک استفاده کنید"

    Regards
    Sara

    lionelderkrikorsgenzerhbajpaiDocMusher
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