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: