I just received a message in my inbox that I won the 1st place prize for Community Credit! The 1st place prize for September was a SpyKite!
How did I win the prize? At the beginning of September, I decided that I was going to keep track of everything that I do community-wise that would earn points on Community Credit. I attended code camp and user groups. I did all the prep for HRNUG, including meeting reminders, setting up the chairs in the venue, arranging sponsors, giving out swag, etc. I arranged an HRNUG geek dinner, which went great.
When I look back on all my contributions, I realize that I couldn't have done it without the community as a whole. There isn't a single person running the community. It takes a dedicated group of folks to put on these events and to bring people together.
Thanks to everyone in the community that help me be successful.