TL;DR - Write about databases for Compose, get writing, get better, get published, get visibility, get paid. That's the Write Stuff at Compose.
There's a $1000 bonus up for grabs in this cycle of Write Stuff. The Write Stuff project is where we ask you to write about databases for Compose Articles. There's a lot of knowledge out there and only so many people writing about it, so we'd like to encourage and help new writers with experience of databases to create new articles. That said, if you've got writing experience, feel free to submit your articles ideas to Write Stuff too.
This cycle we are particularly looking for people to write about using more than one database in an application - MongoDB and Redis, PostgreSQL and Elasticsearch, etcd and RabbitMQ, whatever combination works for a particular application, we want you to write about it. We know there's a lot of polyglot persistence going on out there and we're looking to the people who are doing it to explain how it works and why it works for them.
We're open for all other ideas too, ideally centered on the databases and messaging platforms Compose carries . That's a lot of options. There's the NoSQL selection: MongoDB, Redis, Elasticsearch, RethinkDB, etcd and the Cassandra-compatible ScyllaDB. Then there's the SQL range: PostgreSQL and MySQL. And there's RabbitMQ if you are all about the messaging. Write about the technology, write about how you apply it; basically, write stuff about databases.
Each article can earn you $200 cash and $200 database credit and when the cycle ends on 31st January 2017, we'll select the best article of the cycle for a $1000 bonus. We're looking for articles over 1500 words but if your words are the best words then we can be flexible.
If you're new to writing, don't worry - submit your idea in as much detail as you can on the Write Stuff form and we'll give you pointers into how to hone that idea into an sharp article that you can be proud of.
So what are you waiting for? Get your ideas in now and we'll get working with you to turn the stuff you write into the Write Stuff on Compose. Full details and the submission form are on the Write Stuff page.
You may be wondering what happened in the previous the previous cycle of Write Stuff. We considered the entries we received and decided that this cycle we'd stop taking submissions for the smaller addon articles, and rolled over the bonus (and eligibility) of full articles from that cycle into this new cycle. We also lengthened the cycle into January to give people plenty of time to work on their articles without worrying about holiday commitments.