Yay! I have been accepted as an intern for Fedora working on Fedora Badges through the Outreach Program for Women. Originally I heard about the program through this blog post. I did a bit of research on the various projects and found that the work needed for Fedora Badges was perfectly suited to one of my favorite skill sets: inkscape + illustration 😀
According to the about page:
Fedora Badges is a fun website built to recognize contributors to the Fedora Project, help new and existing Fedora contributors find different ways to get involved, and encourage the improvement of Fedora’s infrastructure.
Once I learned more about the internship I immediately went to work on designing badges… with great success! With the assistance of the lovely folks in #fedora-design I have designed and received approval on six badges(which I will share momentarily :)). I am excited to be working on such a fun and creative project with such a helpful bunch of people.
The Fedora mentors and I have come up with a schedule for work flow during the internship. It will be divided into four three week sections:
- The first three week section will consist of as much badge illustration as possible.
- The second three week section will be focused on the creation of a first draft of badge artwork guidelines. I will also continue to work on badges as time allows.
- The third section will first focus on finalizing the badge artwork guidelines. Then I will begin to create a template for non-artists to use. I will also continue to work on badges as time allows.
- During the final three week section I will finalize the badge template and publish it to Fedora community. I will also work on badges as time allows.
I will write a bi-weekly blog post(or weekly if I can manage it), summarizing what I have learned and accomplished during the week. I plan to attach sneak previews or screenshots to these posts. At the end of each three week section I will do a larger summary blog post detailing my process, successes and failures. I will also post my badges and other designs I have created.
Now that I have outlined my plan, its time to share the best part: The designs that I have created!
It Still Works!
Lets have a party!
And last but not least, my favorite
Hopefully you will be able to earn these soon on the Fedora Badges website!
This first round of badges has taught me a lot. I have set up accounts with Fedora Badges of course, and also Fedora Project, github, Colloquy, Gravatar, the gnome wiki, the badge tracker, wordpress and I have used a terminal to send my files to the web… For the first time =) I have also had a chance to get familiar with the look and feel of the badges and the different design elements that are commonly used.
I will be writing a post about this very soon but I want to encourage all you Fedora users reading this to help me out by contributing ideas for new badges and concepts for badges that already exist! I can make your badge dreams come to life 😉 (at least I can try). If you would like to get involved in Fedora Badges you can visit the badge tracker. If you want to submit a new badge idea, take a look at the new badge guide.