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spenumaka Community Manager
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Hi All - we are excited to offer our community members an excellent opportunity to showcase their thought leadership and technical expertise. As part of this program, you can submit technical articles (how-to articles, best practices, architectural discussions, etc.).

 

Here is the full program description.  In order to apply, please send an email to community@infoblox.com.

 

Introduction

Infoblox has a vibrant community that discusses various topics related to networking and security.  Blogs are a critical part of the community. We are excited to announce a formal program to facilitate sharing of thought leadership on various topics that matter to our customers and prospects.

 

Who can Participate? How to Join?

Contributors come from our employees, customers, and partners. These contributors are knowledgeable about networking and security and have definitive points of view on the state of affairs and have a pulse on the industry trends and customer situations.

 

While there are many users who may qualify, this program is by invitation only.  

  • All current Super Users from the Infoblox Experts community (Infoblox employees and employees of Infoblox customers and partners) are eligible to participate. You can get full details on the Super User program here.
  • Contributors hold customer facing or product development roles in their organization with hands-on experience in building, implementing, managing, and optimizing core networking and security solutions.
  • We look forward to hearing your interest in being a contributor. You can send an email to social@infoblox.com for consideration. Once we receive your information, we will schedule a time to talk about the program and to find the fit. There is no cost to join the Contributor program.
  • Once you are in the program, then we work with you to identify the topics and facilitate publishing of your content.

 

What will Contributors need to do?

  • Identify topics related to networking and cyber security/DNS security to share their thought leadership
  • Provide a synopsis of the original article/contribution to social@infoblox.com in advance, and Infoblox will confirm if the proposal is acceptable as a contribution and eligible for compensation. Acceptance of proposals as eligible for compensation will be at the sole discretion of Infoblox.
  • Create the contribution. A contribution can be a video (FB Live or recorded), audio (podcast), a blog or a technical article (for Super Users). We will facilitate the event in case of a Facebook Live session. All contributions need to be in the English language. Each contributor is eligible to make one (1) contribution in a calendar month.  If you are submitting a blog or a technical article, please make sure that there are a minimum of 250 words.
  • The Infoblox Community Team will work with the contributor to complete the draft, go through copy editing process, and finally publish the works on the Infoblox Blog or Community (technical articles will be in the community).

 

Get Rewards and Recognition

 

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As a Contributor, you will be eligible for the following:

  • Contributor Badge – You will get a Contributor badge that is displayed on your profile page. This badge is available to you once you publish your first accepted contribution.
  • Get featured – You will be featured in the community as a Contributor, which will help increase your following.
  • Get paid – you will receive a $150 VISA gift card, up to a maximum of two contributions per month. Infoblox employees will receive BloxStar points valued at $150. Contributors are communicated via their registered email.
  • Win Contributor of the Month Award – each Contributor with at least one accepted contribution in the applicable month will be evaluated for Contributor of the Month award. Each awardee will receive $100 in monetary value. Infoblox employees will receive BloxStar points valued at $100 USD via the BloxStar program. Non-Infoblox employees will receive a $100 VISA gift card.
    • The Contributor of the Month will be chosen by the Infoblox Community Team based on the following total performance data during the applicable month:
      • Number of views of the contribution
      • Number of clicks to Infoblox.com from the contribution
    • A Contributor can win Contributor of the Month once in a quarter (4 times a year).
    • Winners will be announced on the Infoblox Community Website and notified via email on Friday of the first full week of the following month based on total activity during the previous month; winners must respond and accept within 72 hours after notice is sent by Infoblox, or Infoblox may select an alternate winner.
  • Build Your Brand – The Infoblox Contributor program gives you a great opportunity to build your brand across the social network. Your articles and profile will be promoted on Infoblox social accounts on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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Tools for Contributors

The Community Team at Infoblox will work closely with you as a Contributor to ensure your thought leadership is showcased for best results. We will provide the following tools to you based on your need.

  • Social Profile setup help (employees only) – We will provide guidance on how to set up your profile on Twitter and LinkedIn
  • Copyediting/copywriting (employees only) – All drafts will go through a copy editor. In case you need help in copywriting, we can facilitate an interview with the writer and then produce the draft based on the conversation.
  • Content calendar (employees only) – Infoblox employees will have access to our content calendar to plan better.
  • Content ideas (all contributors) – All contributors will receive content ideas (topics) in a monthly newsletter.
  • Quarterly contribution planning sessions (all contributors) – We can work with you to come up with contribution plans once a quarter.

Terms and Conditions

As a program participant, you agree to abide by the following terms and conditions:

 

  • Agree to be recognized as a Contributor and/or Contributor of the Month in the Infoblox Experts Community and in Infoblox’s social networks.
  • Contributions must be original work and any references to prior works by others must be duly referenced. Contributions may not be published on any other website before publication by Infoblox.  If Contributors want to publish on any other website such as LinkedIn after publication by Infoblox, they need to inform the Infoblox Community Team.  In addition, they need to reference the original published article by including a URL to the Infoblox blog site.  Participants represent and warrant that all contributions under the Contributor Program shall be original work, and shall not infringe, misappropriate or violate any intellectual property or other rights of any person or entity.
  • Infoblox will own all right, title, and interest relating to any and all contributions made or conceived under the Contributor Program, and Contributor Program participants irrevocably grant to Infoblox all rights necessary to accomplish the foregoing ownership. Participants represent and warrant that they have the legal right, power, and authority to make the foregoing assignment, and if applicable, have secured all necessary rights from their employer and any contributors to grant the foregoing ownership.  Such grant to Infoblox includes the right to freely utilize, publish and exploit the contributions and/or any portions or compilations thereof in any manner and through any medium, including in its marketing, sales, and product development efforts.
  • Information relating to contributions prior to publication, and performance data of published contributions, constitutes Infoblox’s proprietary information, and participants will hold in confidence and not disclose or use any proprietary information.
  • Agree to receive email communication on changes in the program structure, terms and conditions, content ideas and latest blogs.
  • Infoblox reserves the right to make Contributor Program member selection decisions, revoke Contributor Program member status, and/or discontinue the Contributor Program at any time and at its sole discretion.
  • Acceptance of Contributor Program member designation, compensation for accepted contributions, and/or receipt of the Contributor of the Month award constitutes permission for Infoblox and its partners and agents to use the names and/or likenesses of members for advertising and promotional purposes without additional compensation unless prohibited by law. Contributor Program members may be required to execute additional agreements pertaining to use their names and/or likenesses, as a condition of maintaining member status.
  • Acceptance of compensation for contributions and/or Contributor of the Month award assumes such is in conformance with any applicable corporate ethics policy; in the alternative, Infoblox shall make an equivalent donation to a charitable organization from a list provided by Infoblox. Participants are responsible for payment of all tax liabilities (including income taxes) on any award received.
  • Infoblox reserves the right to increase or decrease the number of awards or the frequency at any time without notice.
  • By participating in the Contributor Program, each member agrees to (i) accept and comply with all Infoblox terms and conditions applicable to participation and (ii) release, indemnify, defend and hold Infoblox and its parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, directors, officers, employees, sponsors and agents, including advertising and promotion agencies, and assigns, and any other organizations related to the Contributor Program, harmless from any and all claims, injuries, damages, expenses or losses to person or property and/or liabilities of any nature that in any way arise from participation in the Contributor Program including without limitation (a) any condition caused by events beyond Infoblox’s control that may cause the Contributor Program to be disrupted or corrupted and (b) any injuries, losses, or damages (compensatory, direct, incidental, consequential or otherwise) of any kind arising in connection with or as a result of participation in the Contributor Program.
  • The Contributor program is governed under U.S. law. All applicable federal, state and local laws apply.  INFOBLOX IS PROVIDING THE PROGRAM ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS.  Infoblox does not represent or warrant that the program or the technology used to provide it: (i) will be uninterrupted or secure, (ii) will be free of defects, inaccuracies or errors, or (iii) will meet an individual’s requirements or enable an individual to participate in it.  Any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of the program shall be resolved exclusively by the United States District Court or appropriate state court located in the Northern District of California.  These terms shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of California, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules.  The program is not sponsored by VISA or Achievers platform (which hosts the BloxStar program).
  • Contributor Program members are expected to adhere to all applicable terms of use or similar terms and conditions, including but not limited to Infoblox’s Website Terms of Use, the Infoblox Community Website Terms and Conditions, and the program terms herein.

 

Questions or Comments?

Please send an email to community@infoblox.com to get additional clarifications or to express your interest in the program.

 

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