Program Overview & Benefits
Alibaba Cloud Community Influencer is a program to reward developers and users that contribute their knowledge on community forums.
Through the program, you can expect the following benefits:
Increase your impact in the cloud computing community
Have a chance to get Alibaba Cloud credits
Have a chance to become an Alibaba Cloud MVP or Student Ambassador

Where to Contribute

You are encouraged to contribute questions, answers and/or posts about Alibaba Cloud on the following sites are eligible for the program.

FAQ

1. Am I eligible for this program?
This program is available for Alibaba Cloud users that have one or more certifications (professional certifications, Apsara Clouder certifications, certifications offered through Alibaba Cloud Academy Day, or other conferences) from Alibaba Cloud Academy. Please submit one certification to apply for the program here. You can start contributing once your application is approved.
2. On which platforms can I contribute?
You can contribute on Quora, StackOverFlow, Sever Fault, and Reddit.
3. How do I contribute a qualified question?
A qualified question should have at least one qualified answer, not be removed or put on hold, and should have no downvote or have more upvotes more than downvotes. The question should be submitted to the program no later than 7 days after it is posted to the forum. Mutiple questions with same content will be counted only once even if they are qualified. Please note: if one qualified question posted by you only has one qualified answer from yourself, you can only get a reward for the answer, but no reward for the question.
4. How do I contribute a qualified answer?
A qualified answer should not be removed, collapsed, or put on hold, and should have no downvote or have more upvotes more than downvotes. The answer should be submitted to the program no later than 7 days after it is posted to the forum. Mutiple answers with same content will be counted only once even if they are qualified.
5. How do I contribute a qualified post?
A qualified post refers to a post discussing Alibaba Cloud on a non-Q&A forum (e.g. Reddit), which contains over 100 words and is not removed. The post should be submitted to the program no later than 7 days after it is posted to the forum. Mutiple posts with same content will be counted only once even if they are qualified.
6. Can I post a question and then answer it by myself?
Yes, you can, but if one qualified question posted by you only has one qualified answer from yourself, you can get a reward for the answer, but no reward for the question. The post should be submitted to the program no later than 7 days after it is posted to the forum.
7. How do I know whether my question, answer, or post is qualified or not?
You need to submit every question, answer, or post once with this form. We will review the qualification of each question, answer, or post, and notify you via email whether it is qualified or not.
8. How do I know if I can win the Contribution Award, Hot Post Award, or Impact Award?
We will review the upvotes of each answer, and calculate the total number of qualified answers and post of every user. If you win Contribution Award, Hot Post Award or Impact Award, we will notify you via email and give the credits to your accounts.
9. When will I receive the reward?
We will review new posts every week. If your questions or answers are approved, you will receive your reward in Alibaba Cloud credits in the first week of the next calendar month.
10. What is the validity period of the cloud credits?
The cloud credits are valid for 365 days from the day you receive it.
11. Which products or services can I purchase with my credits?
You can use the credits for all products or services on Alibaba Cloud's international site, excluding Simple Application Service, Web Hosting, Domain, Alibaba Cloud DNS, Marketplace products, and other special offers.
12. How can I become eligible for Alibaba Cloud Student Ambassador or MVP?
Verified students with 20 or more qualified answers can apply for Alibaba Cloud Student Ambassador and professional developers with 30 or more qualified answers for Alibaba Cloud MVP. Please note: your application to Student Ambassador or MVP will be reviewed by the Alibaba Cloud team.