Announcing the Chainlink Builders Program

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Announcing the Chainlink Builders Program

We’d like to thank our passionate community of developers who have put in amazing work to expand and strengthen the Chainlink Network. Chainlink is the most widely-used blockchain oracle because of your efforts building out the decentralized network. Our talented community is key to helping develop the infrastructure, use cases, and documentation that make smart contracts the dominant form of digital agreements. Because of this, we’re announcing the Chainlink Builders Program to recognize and thank developers in the Chainlink community for building, documenting, and helping others.

The Builders Program has three tiers of badges that community members can earn and collect. The program uses the proof-of-attendance protocol POAP to help track badges that are redeemable for swag, exclusive NFTs, and other community-based rewards.

How to Earn Builders Program Badges

Level 1

Earn Tier 1 badges by completing the following tasks:

  • Use Chainlink in a hackathon
  • Write a Chainlink-related technical blog post
  • Build a testnet smart contract using Chainlink
  • Ask a legitimate technical question on Discord*

*Respond with Thank you @name when someone helps answer your question

Level 2

Earn Tier 2 badges by completing the following tasks:

  • Build a smart contract with Chainlink VRF on testnet
  • Build a mainnet smart contract using Chainlink
  • Answer technical questions on Discord**
  • Answer questions on Stack Overflow
  • Build a new External Adapter from a new data source, post it on market.link, and have it hosted on a node that has made a call to it
  • Find an NFT Chainlink Easter Egg

**Must be mentioned @name in Discord

Announcing the Chainlink Builders Program
Chainlink Builder Program NFT: Build a smart contract on mainnet badge.

Level 3

Earn Tier 3 badges by completing the following tasks:

  • Build a DeFi protocol with $1M Total Value Locked (TVL) using Chainlink
  • Build a smart contract with VRF + over 1K VRF calls
  • ...

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