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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

 

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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.