How To Contribute to the Intel® Developer Zone

The Intel® Developer Zone (Intel® DZ) is a community for developers using Intel technology specifically in the Ultrabook™, Tablet and Phone, Embedded Systems, Business Client, and Server areas. While we strive to provide the most useful content for this site, we also look forward to contributions from our community members since they are the users of the technology that we talk about. We believe that diverse experiences, expertise and knowledge shared by our members helps us build vibrant, active communities.

Each time you contribute to Intel DZ you earn points. The Intel® Black Belt Software Developer Program is a program designed to recognize members for their time and effort to help make Intel DZ a valuable developer resource. You can read more about the benefits and point system at http://software.intel.com/en-us/blackbelt/

There are several ways to be an active contributor for the Intel Developer Zone.

  • Writing articles for publication
  • Contributing as a Blog writer
  • Participating in the Discussion Forums

The first thing you need to do is register on Intel DZ to obtain a community account.

Process for Non-Intel employees to contribute to Intel Developer Zone

Article - We encourage our community to contribute technical articles, white papers, case studies or how-tos. The process to do so is as follows:

  1. Once you are a registered user you can access the Content Management System at http://software.intel.com/en-us/node/add/article.
  2. Enter the title; remember the title will also form the URL so choose carefully.
  3. Enter an abstract and the content in the description field. There are other fields but you can leave those for the administrator to fill in.
  4. Once you submit the article it will be reviewed by our team.
  5. We will notify you once the article is reviewed.

Blogs - Before you can create a blog, there is a process to be approved as a blogger. Intel wants to make sure you understand the ground rules and has created a few articles you must read before you can ask to be a blogger. If you're not an Intel employee, you can get all the information you need here: http://software.intel.com/en-us/articles/non-intel-bloggers-on-intel-dz.

Once you've read the above article, contact joshua.bancroft@intel.com for a short training.

If you are an Intel employee, there is a page on Intel's internal wiki that walks you through the required steps on how to post on the Intel DZ blog. Please contact the Intel® Developer Zone support team or Josh Bancroft for additional details.

Forums - Being a forum contributor is another form of providing valuable information to the community. To participate in the forums you can visit http://software.intel.com/en-us/forum/ once you are a registered user. You can start a new thread for any existing forum. The steps are as follows:

  1. Pick a Forum
  2. Click the New Topic button
  3. Enter a thread title
  4. Enter a thread description
  5. Click Submit

There is no approval process for starting a new thread.

If you have further questions please feel free to email the Intel® Developer Zone support team and we will be happy to help you. We are excited about receiving your contributions!

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