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Titanium Titans Program

Titanium Titans are active participants of the Titanium community who promote the platform's adoption and use. They enjoy being sociable and helpful, either online or in person, and contribute by any means that make Titanium easier for others to access and understand.

Fundamentally, the Titans Program aims to provide a support network for its members, and enable closer relationships between this network and Appcelerator.

Benefits

The activities that Titans are typically involved in inherently increase their credibility, leading to them being regarded as experts in the field. As a result, our Titans are always in high demand for work and command the highest rates. Furthermore, as we always make an effort to be familiar with their achievements and frequently have opportunities to know and work with them directly, Titans are often our first choice when Appcelerator is recruiting.

In addition to these intrinsic advantages, there are the following benefits to being a Titan, that will be effective for the duration of their membership:

  • a single seat on the Appcelerator platform for personal use
  • online certification examinations (excluding TCD, which is a pre-requisite)
  • entry to the Titan of the Month program, for which a prize is awarded to the Titan who is deemed to have given the most worthwhile contribution
  • a budget of $150 (or local currency equivalent) for monthly Titanium meetups
  • a budget for event sponsorships (conferences etc). Contact community@appcelerator.com for more details
  • early access to new projects and initiatives
  • special training promotions

Activities

Titans take on a wide variety of activities. Some common ways Titans are involved with the community include:

  • Contribute code to open source projects (bug fixes, features, doc improvements, etc.) or active tester of new features and functionality (i.e. Alloy, Custom Cloud Services, etc.) and provide ongoing feedback
  • Contribute blog posts, sample code, articles, books, localizations and other content to show Titanium developers how to get things done (includes corporate Appc blogs as well as personal blogs, twitter accounts, documentation, etc.)
  • Evangelize Titanium in local developer communities and regional conferences, organizing local meetup groups for Titanium developers, participating in hackathons using Ti, etc.
  • Contribute in support forums, helping other developers out on IRC channel or other mediums like Twitter, stack overflow, etc.

Eligibility

To become a member of the Titan Program, you must complete steps below:

  1. Titans must be TCD certified to illustrate a core competency on the platform. If you’re not TCD certified, you can take the test for free today using the coupon code “TCDSpecial”
  2. In order to become a Titan, you must be identified by a Titan or Appcelerator employee. At which point we’ll investigate activity and extend an invitation if warranted.
  3. There will be no absolute targets across the criteria that Titans must hit. In order to be a Titan, you must be TCD certified and participating in at least one of the categories (listed below) - but we won’t hold you to a specific number as long as you continue to contribute and the quality is there.
  4. We’ll evaluate contribution twice a year to make sure Titans are participating and worthy of holding the Titan status. If we see that a Titan isn't contributing, we'll reach out to them and ask them to show us their contributions before revoking their status. The first review will be starting this January.
  5. Titans are expected to contribute in at least one of these categories while having good standing with the community and not exhibiting disruptive behavior:
    • Contribute code to open source projects (bug fixes, features, doc improvements, etc.) or active tester of new features and functionality (i.e. Alloy, Custom Cloud Services, etc.) and provide ongoing feedback
    • Contribute blog posts, sample code, articles, books, localizations and other content to show Titanium developers how to get things done (includes corporate Appc blogs as well as personal blogs, twitter accounts, documentation, etc.)
    • Evangelize Titanium in local developer communities and regional conferences, organizing local meetup groups for Titanium developers, participating in hackathons using Ti, etc.
    • Contribute in support forums, helping other developers out on IRC channel or other mediums like Twitter, stack overflow, etc.

Enrollment

Potential Titans should be identified by existing Titans or the Appcelerator team. If you think you should be a Titan or see someone who may be eligible, send a note to community@appcelerator.com. We will then contact you via email to advise whether you have been accepted.

Eligibility Review

Once accepted into the program, it's necessary to maintain a reasonable level of activity and report it in the requested manner, in order for membership to continue. We’ll evaluate contribution twice a year to make sure Titans are participating and worthy of holding the Titan status. If we see that a Titan isn't contributing, we'll reach out to them and ask them to show us their contributions before revoking their status.

Titan Resources

The following resources are only accessible to Titans.

Mailing List

Keep up to date with exclusive Titanium announcements via the titan mailing list. Email community@appcelerator.com to be subscribed. 

Google+ Community

The following Google+ community is dedicated to Titans. Once you're a Titan, you can apply for entry into the group. 

Campfire

We also have a Campfire account setup for Titans. Email community@appcelerator.com to apply for membership.  

IRC Channel

Converse with Appcelerator staff and fellow Titans in real-time, via the #titans channel on irc.freenode.net.

Github Repository

Gain access to pre-release Appcelerator code and collaborate on projects with fellow Titans, via the appcelerator-titans github repository.

Meetup and Event Reimbursement

Are you hosting a Titanium related meetup or TiConf like event? We'll help cover the costs. Learn more

 

Titans of the Month

Celebrating the awesome work of our Titans. The most recent awardees are: 

Boydlee Polentine
Fokke Zandbergen
Vui Nguyen
Malcolm Hollingsworth 
Ben Bahrenburg
Aaron Saunders
Mads Moller
David Bankier
Pratik Patel 

 

 

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