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FLOCK 2016: Thoughts & Results

FLOCK this year rocked! It was my third time attending, and I had an amazing time learning, teaching and talking about different parts of Fedora. I want to thank the organizers, who did an great job making everything run smoothly. The scheduling of the talks seemed very well planned and the evening events were a lot of fun. I especially enjoyed the walking tour, as our tour guide, Chris, was very engaging and taught us many interesting facts about Kraków.

The Fedora Badges Workshop that I ran with mleonova went off pretty much perfectly! We had about 8-10 attendees which is a fair number as we were competing with some other interesting workshops. Most people were complete newbies to Inkscape and none had created a Fedora Badge design before. We set everyone up with Inkscape and the Fedora Badges Design Resources and then ran through our tutorial of the Badge design process. After that we helped attendees find tickets they liked and everyone jumped into Inkscape to create!

This workshop has been run at least 5 times I believe, and this event was the most successful, imo. We had three designs get to the approved stage, although some will require more work because they will become a series. For those the bulk of the work has been done, and numbers or letting will need to be added. Michalrud designed the Bit from the Core badge which you can earn by helping to reduce the size of the Fedora Cloud image. This voting badge artwork was created by msuchy. And this badge for proposing changes to package guidelines was created by bascht, a completely new contributor to Fedora! Other attendees began the design process, and are still in the revision phase. For example this badge for the Security Team has been started by piratecat.

During the last week, we have had a lot of activity from our more experienced badge contributors, including myself. I have submitted artwork for two badges; the second badge in the Anitya series and this badge for contributing to a Fedora Infrastructure App. Churchyard stopped by the workshop to get some help finishing up the 3D Printing SIG badge he has been working on, which is now approved. This badge for being a moderator in IRC was created by tatica and is now approved. I have also been helping maryshak1996 with several different badge designs that should be approved shortly.

I spent some time going through the ticket queue, updating concepts, reviewing badge artwork and mentoring badge designers. I sent out an email to the Fedora Badges mailing list looking for input on a monthly meeting. Our queue is *still* quite large(and as usual I heard plenty of ideas for new badges at Flock), our resources need updating, and some badges that have been pushed need to be resized or tweaked. I would also like to establish a way for other teams in Fedora to communicate with the Badges team so that we can help to enable other initiatives and push work in certain areas. Fedora Badges have been proven to increase productivity in the areas they reward and with more communication I believe we can make a solid and direct impact.

Between all of this work on Badges I attended different talks and workshops. On the first day I found Matthew Millers State of Fedora presentation to be very interesting, as well as Paul Frields talk on Fedora Magazine. The second day I really enjoyed the keynote presentation on Akademia Programowania given by Radoslaw Krowiak. I found his practice of letting his students approach their challenges from different and individualistic ways inspiring. I also attended Amita Sharma‘s talk on Women in Open Source.

Amita Sharma asked me to join the Diversity Panel on Building an Inclusive Community. I found this panel to be good, but not as productive as we had planned. The hope was to come up with solid methods to bring more diversity into Fedora. To be completely honest, it was hard to speak up because many people had pressing opinions to bring to the table. I am glad this topic is getting exposure, because before change can occur, people need to become aware. After the talk I spent the next hour talking to different people about diversity. What they thought would help, how they thought we might approach solving it and why we may deal with diversity issues to begin with.

The Design Clinic this year had low attendance, as compared to last year where we had plenty of drop ins. I wonder if this is because the Fedora Design Team has been keeping up on our ticket queue very effectively over the last year. I also sat in on Sirko Kemter‘s 101 – Poster and Infographic Design which was a fun and informative session for those unfamiliar with design. They created their own posters for a fake FLOCK dance event.

Overall, I had an amazing time at FLOCK this year and I am extremely pleased with the work put into Fedora Badges. I hope that the new badge contributors will be inspired to continue working on designs! Here’s to a year filled with hard work on Fedora and I hope to see you all at FLOCK 2017.

 

FLOCK 2016! Learn How to Get Involved in Creating Fedora Badge Designs

Another year, another wonderful FLOCK! Thanks to everyone who put in the hard work to make this event a success. The first day and a half have been informative and fun, learning about what everyone in Fedora is up to, catching up with new and old friends and seeing some of beautiful Kraków. Just before I made my way here to Poland, I met up with the Fedora Design Team in Boston, MA, for a FAD. We tried out a new event for our team that was free to the public, an Inkscape and Fedora Badges Bootcamp, with success! So riding on the tail end of that I am excited to be here with the rest of the Fedora family and to continue working on Fedora Badges and getting people involved.

I will be holding a Fedora Badges Workshop this year at FLOCK with Mariia Leonova on Thursday at 1:30PM in the OpenQA room. I encourage everyone who is interested in the designs of Fedora Badges to attend. This is a chance for you to learn the process of designing a badge, from setting up the tools you will need(typeface & palettes) to the final step of getting approval on your design. You can choose one of our preselected “newbie” tickets, and with the help of a few seasoned Fedora Badge designers begin to design a badge. This is a great chance to jump into Inkscape, as we will help you navigate the program and learn by doing. No need to have super artistic skills, as a lot of badges can be created by mashing up previous designs and artwork.

I look forward to seeing any and all of you at the workshop, and I hope you all enjoy the rest of FLOCK this year.

 

Posted below are relevant links for the Fedora Badges Workshop, please feel free to download Inkscape, Fedora Badges Resources and make yourself acquainted with these tickets in our queue.

Inkscape Download: https://inkscape.org/en/download/

Fedora Badges: https://badges.fedoraproject.org/

Fedora Badges Trac: https://fedorahosted.org/fedora-badges/

Fedora Badges Design Resources Zip: https://fedorahosted.org/fedora-badges/attachment/wiki/DesignResources/FedoraBadgesResources.zip

Fedora Badges Workshop Slides: https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0ByBG24rp7qbUeHVHUHZWcW5HSkk&usp=sharing

Fedora Badges Newbie Tickets:

https://fedorahosted.org/fedora-badges/ticket/473

https://fedorahosted.org/fedora-badges/ticket/470

https://fedorahosted.org/fedora-badges/ticket/468

https://fedorahosted.org/fedora-badges/ticket/462

https://fedorahosted.org/fedora-badges/ticket/433

https://fedorahosted.org/fedora-badges/ticket/432

https://fedorahosted.org/fedora-badges/ticket/424

https://fedorahosted.org/fedora-badges/ticket/393

https://fedorahosted.org/fedora-badges/ticket/378

https://fedorahosted.org/fedora-badges/ticket/373

https://fedorahosted.org/fedora-badges/ticket/361

https://fedorahosted.org/fedora-badges/ticket/348

https://fedorahosted.org/fedora-badges/ticket/333

https://fedorahosted.org/fedora-badges/ticket/288

https://fedorahosted.org/fedora-badges/ticket/283

https://fedorahosted.org/fedora-badges/ticket/279

https://fedorahosted.org/fedora-badges/ticket/274

https://fedorahosted.org/fedora-badges/ticket/264

https://fedorahosted.org/fedora-badges/ticket/204

https://fedorahosted.org/fedora-badges/ticket/201

https://fedorahosted.org/fedora-badges/ticket/191

https://fedorahosted.org/fedora-badges/ticket/150

https://fedorahosted.org/fedora-badges/ticket/78

https://fedorahosted.org/fedora-badges/ticket/45

 

Flock 2015: Fedora Badges Workshop

Wow! I can’t believe it has been a year since Flock 2014. It has been exciting to learn new things and see so many familiar faces.

This year I will be holding a workshop on designing Fedora Badges. My workshop will be held in Room 4 at 3PM today. I invite anyone who is interested in Fedora Badges to attend my workshop, or look out for a link to a video in the near future. I will be going over the basics of how to design a Fedora Badge. For example I will outline where to find resources, how to pick out tickets and proper badge work flow for Inkscape. If you are curious about designing badges or badges in general, this is a great time to learn how to get involved and and this workshop is appropriate for all design skill levels. I believe the current badges developer, Ralph Bean, will be in attendance as well. If you would like to download the slides for my presentation you can find them here on the Flock Sched.

If you want to learn more about Inkscape, GIMP and the Fedora Design Team, try to make it to one of the design sessions. We are a very friendly group!

I am looking forward to having a fun and productive Fedora Badges Workshop. Get well on your way to earning an apprentice badge artist badge 😀

OPW Fedora Badges Intern… A Year Later!

I can’t believe that my internship started almost a year ago! I participated in the seventh session of the Outreach Program for Women working on Fedora Badges. Time has gone by so quickly! Since my internship ended in March I have continued to stay active on the Fedora Badges project, creating more badge designs and helping others design their own. To date I have designed or collaborated on 97 badge designs in the Fedora Badges system.

This past week I had the opportunity to visit my mentor Máirín Duffy at Red Hat’s Office in Westford, MA. I learned a lot about Fedora.Next and website design. I helped to gather and create content for a new website that will be serving up three flavors of Fedora downloads; Developer, Server and Cloud. I created illustrations, backgrounds and photographs. During my stay I also had the chance to meet my other mentor Ryan Lerch and see a few familiar faces from Flock.

The first project I worked on was an illustration of a computer to display screenshots of various features and interfaces. Drawing this was a lot of fun for me, being one of my first attempts at a more realistic style using Inkscape.

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Fedora.Next for Developers will feature some cool packages, so Mo and I came up with creating a “gift package” illustration. Using the established logo for packages, I added on a sweet green bow!

giftpackage

Mo, Ryan and I brainstormed some ideas for backgrounds and we decided that I should work on creating a background composed of “Fedora.” I have experience with hand lettering so I had a LOT of fun with this project. Each “Fedora” was hand lettered by me with a pen/marker/nib on paper, scanned and then hand traced using Inkscape. Here you can see my hand drawn letters, details and the final product.

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Overall I had a great time meeting my mentors, Mo and Ryan, and using my skills to contribute some well needed graphics. I want to say thanks to them for patiently teaching me about web design and Fedora.Next, and for making my involvement easy and fun!

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OPW: Fedora Badges Internship Summary

Looking back I almost can’t believe how much has gotten done and how fast the the last three months went. It has been a pleasure to be an Outreach Program for Women and Fedora Badges Intern. Here is a comprehensive list of everything I accomplished with the help of my mentors Mizmo, Threebean, RyanLerch and all of the other awesome mentors in the Fedora Community.  Enjoy!

I designed over 70 badges for the Fedora Badges website, many of which were original concepts. I helped review and edit other contributors badge designs. I researched, developed and designed the Fedora Badges Style Guide from scratch. I also created a page on the Fedora Badges wiki for Design Resources. Available on the Design Resources page is the Fedora Badges Style Guide, Fedora Badges Templates, Fedora Color Palette(Selection), Fedora Badges Extended Color Palette, Content(backgrounds, pandas, badgers & graphics) and a Fedora Badges Poster all designed or compiled by myself.

Design Resources Page
Fedora Badges Style Guide
Fedora Badges Poster

Templates:
Community Badge Template
Content/Learning Badge Template
Development Badge Template
Events Badge Template
Quality Badge Template
Miscellaneous Badge Template

Badge Graphics:
Panda Graphics
Badger Graphics
Background Graphics
Badge Graphics

Palettes:
Fedora Color Palette(Selection)
Fedora Badges Extended Color Palette

Live Fedora Badges:
1. Egg
2. Embryo
3. Tadpole
4. Tadpole with legs
5. Froglet
6. Adult Frog
(https://fedorahosted.org/fedora-badges/ticket/32)

7. Junior Package Tagger
8. Package Tagger
9. Senior Package Tagger
10. Master Package Tagger
11. Grandmaster Package Tagger
(https://fedorahosted.org/fedora-badges/ticket/193)

12. Copr Build I
13. Copr Build II
14. Copr Build III
15. Copr Build IV
16. Copr Build V
17. Copr Build VI
(https://fedorahosted.org/fedora-badges/ticket/212)

18. Beat Writer I
19. Beat Writer II
20. Beat Writer III
21. Beat Write IV
(https://fedorahosted.org/fedora-badges/ticket/107)

22. Badge Off!
(https://fedorahosted.org/fedora-badges/ticket/33)

23. No Longer a Ronin
(https://fedorahosted.org/fedora-badges/ticket/87)

24. Override, you say?
(https://fedorahosted.org/fedora-badges/ticket/198)

25. You can pry it from my cold undead hands
(https://fedorahosted.org/fedora-badges/ticket/74)

26. Apex
(https://fedorahosted.org/fedora-badges/ticket/37)

27. Fedora.cz Author
(https://fedorahosted.org/fedora-badges/ticket/23)

28. Sensei
(https://fedorahosted.org/fedora-badges/ticket/119)

29. Flock 2013 Speaker
(https://fedorahosted.org/fedora-badges/ticket/17)

30. It still works!
(https://fedorahosted.org/fedora-badges/ticket/71)

31. Free the Fedora
(https://fedorahosted.org/fedora-badges/ticket/98)

32. Flock Paparazzi
(https://fedorahosted.org/fedora-badges/ticket/39)

33. Mirror, Mirror on the Wall
(https://fedorahosted.org/fedora-badges/ticket/15)

34. DevConf Attendee 2014
35. DevConf Speaker 2014
(https://fedorahosted.org/fedora-badges/ticket/217)

36. Extra! Extra!
(https://fedorahosted.org/fedora-badges/ticket/51)

37. Town Hall Moderator
(https://fedorahosted.org/fedora-badges/ticket/202)

38. Civic Duty
(https://fedorahosted.org/fedora-badges/ticket/200)

39. Badge of Doom
https://fedorahosted.org/fedora-badges/ticket/230

40. Your call may be monitored for quality assurance
https://fedorahosted.org/fedora-badges/ticket/246

41. Taming the beasts
https://fedorahosted.org/fedora-badges/ticket/242

42. Vacation
https://fedorahosted.org/fedora-badges/ticket/245

43. Helping Hand
https://fedorahosted.org/fedora-badges/ticket/76

44. Rock the web!
https://fedorahosted.org/fedora-badges/ticket/183

45. Novice Wordsmith
46. Apprentice Wordsmith
47. Journeyman Wordsmith
48. Master Wordsmith
49. Wordstorm Wordsmith
(https://fedorahosted.org/fedora-badges/ticket/110)

50. Let’s Do Lunch!
https://fedorahosted.org/fedora-badges/ticket/81

51. Missed the Train
https://fedorahosted.org/fedora-badges/ticket/165

52. Let’s Have a Party!
https://fedorahosted.org/fedora-badges/ticket/189

53. What Goes Around Comes Around I
54. What Goes Around Comes Around II
55. What Goes Around Comes Around III
56. What Goes Around Comes Around IV
(https://fedorahosted.org/fedora-badges/ticket/153)

57. Summer Coder
https://fedorahosted.org/fedora-badges/ticket/223

58. Ambassadors Sponsor
https://fedorahosted.org/fedora-badges/ticket/190

59. Consolation Prize
https://fedorahosted.org/fedora-badges/ticket/157

60. Stop that update!
https://fedorahosted.org/fedora-badges/ticket/166

61. FOSDEM Attendee 2014
https://fedorahosted.org/fedora-badges/ticket/229

62. FAmSCo Member
https://fedorahosted.org/fedora-badges/ticket/100

63. Fedora Treasurer
https://fedorahosted.org/fedora-badges/ticket/244

64. Take this and call me in the morning
https://fedorahosted.org/fedora-badges/ticket/235

65. Crypto Badger
https://fedorahosted.org/fedora-badges/ticket/56

66. We Can Do It!
https://fedorahosted.org/fedora-badges/ticket/196

67. FAD Rheinfelden 2013
https://fedorahosted.org/fedora-badges/ticket/211

68. The Last Argument of Kings
https://fedorahosted.org/fedora-badges/ticket/36

69. Don’t call it a comeback
https://fedorahosted.org/fedora-badges/ticket/79

Approved Fedora Badge artwork that is not yet live:
70-74. https://fedorahosted.org/fedora-badges/ticket/55

75. https://fedorahosted.org/fedora-badges/ticket/213

Fedora Badges Design Resources

badges_poster

Fedora Badges
Poster by riecatnor
March, 2014

I am excited and proud to present the Fedora Badges Design Resources page on the Fedora Badges trac wiki. Here you can find the Fedora Badges style guide, templates, content, palettes and the  Fedora Badges poster shown above.

I have put a lot of effort into making this page a conclusive and thorough resource for ALL people to create badge artwork, not just graphic designers. I know there are those of you out there who may believe they are not “artistic” enough to design badges, but I am here to tell you different. In theory, there is enough content available that you can cut and paste different parts to make your own badge designs and you will not have to draw anything (but you can!). I have provided everything from templates down to detailed instructions on things like the numerical value of the stroke you should use or how to categorize your badge. The Design Resources page even has a file full of backgrounds. If you would like to get involved in designing badges be sure to visit #fedora-design (irc.freenode.net) and ask those lovely folks for help!

Today is my last official day as an Outreach Program for Women & Fedora Badges Intern, and a bittersweet day it is. If you remember my first blog post, you will be happy to know that I have completed everything that I set out to do.  I could not be more thrilled with the outcome of my internship, but I have to admit I am sad that it is over! I had a really fun time illustrating full time and I met awesome people who were constantly a positive force in my work. I have also gained new valuable skills/experience such as: a better understanding of how to get involved in FOSS projects, designing a style guide from scratch, navigating an online wiki/trac system, and successfully working remotely. Even though I have used Inkscape for years before this internship, I have also gained a considerable amount of ease navigating the program and its shortcuts.

Lastly, but for me possibly most importantly, the chance to almost exclusively illustrate for the past three months has seriously leveled up my artistic skills all around. Working with vectors so intensely has helped further develop a certain perspective of how I see the world and mark it down, whether it be in Inkscape or with a pencil and paper. I have seen improvement in all my personal artistic endeavors (and therefore myself) and that is a very rewarding feeling.