How to Become a Unicorn

sgenzersgenzer 12Administrator, Moderator, Employee, RapidMiner Certified Analyst, Community Manager, Member, University Professor, PM Moderator Posts: 2,880  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: 25  Maven
    Gotta get those posts  :D 
    varunm1MPB_
  • mschmitzmschmitz Administrator, Moderator, Employee, RapidMiner Certified Analyst, RapidMiner Certified Expert, University Professor Posts: 2,327  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: 2,880  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: 2,327  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: 2,880  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
  • MarcoBarradasMarcoBarradas RapidMiner Certified Analyst, Member Posts: 106   Unicorn
    @sgenzer Thanks! working from home had a lot to do with this achievement. I'm happy to see my name close to the people that have helped me during this five years. I'm close to @Thomas_Ott who was the first person who solved an issue for me. And the best thing is that I'm friend with people like @rfuentealba, @Telcontar120 with whom I took a course on text mining and Time Series and @lionelderkrikor and @varunm1 that I got to know at Wisdom 2020. 
    Knowledge is something that should be shared every time that life gives you an opportunity and this community has shown that all the people are willing to share their knowledge.

    Thanks for acknowledging this achievement! 
    lionelderkrikorvarunm1IngoRMsgenzer
  • rfuentealbarfuentealba Moderator, RapidMiner Certified Analyst, Member, University Professor Posts: 485   Unicorn
    There is a cheeseburger badge and I didn't know about it? Holy moly.
    hbajpaiJasmine_lionelderkrikorsgenzer
  • MarcoBarradasMarcoBarradas RapidMiner Certified Analyst, Member Posts: 106   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: 485   Unicorn
    @MarcoBarradas whenever I read family and feud, I get PTSD lol.
    varunm1sgenzerMarcoBarradas
  • Telcontar120Telcontar120 Moderator, RapidMiner Certified Analyst, RapidMiner Certified Expert, Member Posts: 1,316   Unicorn
    @MarcoBarradas I definitely think they should create those new badges!
    Brian T.
    Lindon Ventures 
    Data Science Consulting from Certified RapidMiner Experts
    lionelderkrikorsgenzerMarcoBarradas
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