Congratulations! You have scored 100 out of 100 in your math exam. Here take chocolate as your gift!
This kind of small presents really motivates people to keep the good work going. Dev follows the same principle. Dev awards its members with badges to keep the members motivated. Which I really appreciate. Recently, I got 2 badges. The top 7 author badge and the Go lang badge.
Soon after that, I wondered exactly how many badges are there? So, I went out on an expedition. I searched through a ton of dev user accounts to make a list of all available badges. Down below is what I found.
Author note: I know there is a dedicated web page for listing all the badges. But the thing is, I found it out only after finishing my expedition. So, I am still gonna write this post. After all, this is my hard-earned bread(badges).
There are currently three of these badges.
- For staying 1 year
- For staying 2 year
- For staying 3 year
If you can maintain a streak of writing for 4 weeks, 8 weeks, 16 weeks you can earn the following badges. Don't get fooled like me. At first, I thought I need to write every single day for straight 4 weeks to earn the badge
- For having a 4 week streak
- For having a 8 week streak
- For having a 16 week streak
Currently, the following badges are available in this category.
- Beloved comment: If your comment received the most "heart" (Total 7 badges each week)
- Big thread: If your comment gets the highest number of replies
- Favorite 5: Not sure about this one
There is plenty of events organized here in dev. So, It's natural to expect a lot of badges in this category.
- Twillo Hackathon(The most recent)(For the winners, runners up and participants
- Pusher contest (for the winner, runners up)
- Hacktober fest 2019
If you had written a post using the tag #shecoded(for respected years)
- 2019 Edition
- 2020 Edition
Dev is an opensource platform. If you have contributed for dev.to through github you will receive the following badge.
If you wrote a post using a tag for a specific programming language and your post stayed in the top(only for the 1st) for the week you will receive a badge related to the programming language you mentioned(if the badge is available).