Badge Off!

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This badge coming soon to Fedora Badges!!

It will be awarded to anyone with commits in one of the following repos:

Special thanks to Cayci who helped with the art!

This week has been a blast! I have gotten approval on the artwork for seventeen badges this week… yes, seventeen!!ย  With a whole lot of support from the Fedora design team I have found a pretty sweet work flow for this project. This week I spent the first two and a half days picking up tickets and creating first drafts of the designs. Then as I got feedback from my various mentors and friends I edited each badge, or series of badges. I am proud to say that I have worked my butt off this week and it has been SO much fun.

Look forward to seeing more designs soon! ๐Ÿ˜€

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Hello! I am an artist and my handle is riecatnor. You can find me in #fedora-design.

Currently I am a Fedora intern through the Outreach Program for Women and I am working on designing more, more, AND more badges for the Fedora Badges Project. As I click through ticket after ticket on the badge tracker I am painfully aware of my lack of knowledge of some of these technologies (you are allowed to laugh ๐Ÿ™‚ ), events, and programs. I would love to research all of these things and come up with really cool ideas but even if I do know some about them I am still a far cry from a clever title and concept.

That is where you come in. The people who have built, experienced and created these badge worthy things ๐Ÿ˜€ the ones who know them inside and out! I need your help with new badge ideas, titles and concepts for Fedora Badges. If you all take a moment to update just one ticket I can get a whole lot more done during my internship! Thanks!!

  • If you have an idea for a new badge read the new badge guide and
    then click here to make a new ticket!
  • If you want to help out with concepts click here!
  • If you would like to help with titles and/or descriptions click here!

Oh and here is a sneak preview of my latest badge ๐Ÿ™‚Screen shot 2013-12-04 at 2.24.14 PM

OPW Internship: Fedora Badges

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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 + illustrationย  ๐Ÿ˜€

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:

  1. The first three week section will consist of as much badge illustration as possible.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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!

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Mirror Administrators

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It Still Works!

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Sensei

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Lets have a party!

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Flock Presenter

And last but not least, my favorite

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Flock Paparazzi

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 ๐Ÿ˜‰ (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.