The volunteers of the DASA Influencer Program play a key role in addressing and reflecting on DASA’s body of knowledge and the vendor-neutral DevOps certification program that has accelerated DevOps talent, journeys, and careers around the world.

DASA Influencers increase awareness of the DevOps practices, incentivizing organizations to consider this philosophy to shape high-performance teams. With unique, smart, and at times thought-provoking content, our DASA Influencers push the boundaries and contribute to taking our community and the organizations they impact to the next level.

How to Apply

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DASA Influencers need to adhere to a number of specific requirements:

  • They are individuals actively engaged with the DASA & DevOps community.
  • They appreciate sparking debate and stimulating a DevOps mindset. 
  • Influencers are appointed by the DASA Community Engagement Manager for a 1-year term.
  • They are DASA volunteers who commit to proactively posting at leastmonthly and continuously engage with DASA's posts through social media.
  • Influencers live up to and adhere to the DASA Code of Conduct and fulfill the DASA Influencer responsibilities.

TYPICAL QUESTIONS RELATED TO INFLUENCERS

What are some benefits of being a DASA Influencer?

Opportunity to connect with peers all around the world to generate valuable discussions, share experiences and learnings, support each other with contacts, sources, and potential business opportunities

  • Build credibility and reputation by speaking on behalf of DASA
  • Get public recognition on the DASA website as an official DASA Influencer and gain use of the DASA Influencer badge
  • Get free mentions in our official social media platforms while promoting your thought-leadership activities
  • Early access to DASA information, before it becomes public
  • Access to the DASA Quarterly Influencer Meeting to get information first hand of what is going on and how to be part of it
  • Gain the ability to develop local markets and contribute to DASA's online presence
What are some things a DASA Influencer might do?
  • Create content and buzz to support DASA’s vision of an open and community-driven approach to building high-performance teams through DevOps and Agile initiatives.
  • Participate in and contribute to local community events and gatherings, and represent DASA on these occasions.
  • Share insight and expertise through white papers, thought leadership articles and blogs, short videos, and webinars.
  • Present at DevOps and Agile seminars and events. At these events, they discuss, for example, how DASA thought leadership delivers faster and better solutions for organizations.
  • Answer community questions on social networks or via direct messaging.
Can DASA appoint multiple Influencers per country?
  • There is no limit on the number of DASA Influencers in a country. At DASA we believe that Influencers from the same location can bring new ideas and experiences to the table and this is of high value for the whole community.
What is the commitment required for being a DASA Influencer?
  • The commitment depends on the interests and ambitions of the Influencer. DASA strongly recommends a minimum commitment of 2-4 hours per month in fulfilling this role.
  • DASA further expects the Influencer to engage in a quarterly call with the other DASA Influencers and to be in constant communication with the DASA Community Engagement Manager, where the Influencer can exchange ideas, learnings, and feedback based on their own engagement activities.
Does DASA pay its Influencers?
  • No, being an Influencer is a volunteer role for a select group of individuals. DASA could pay for specific out-of-pocket expenses, but in essence this role is unpaid and completely voluntary.
Can anyone become a DASA Influencer?
  • Any professional that has experience in the Agile/DevOps domain and is willing to continuously engage with the DASA community can apply for a DASA Influencer role. 
  • After reviewing the application in detail, the DASA Community Engagement Manager will get in touch to define next steps.
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