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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.Β  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

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

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

7. Junior Package Tagger
8. Package Tagger
9. Senior Package Tagger
10. Master Package Tagger
11. Grandmaster Package Tagger

12. Copr Build I
13. Copr Build II
14. Copr Build III
15. Copr Build IV
16. Copr Build V
17. Copr Build VI

18. Beat Writer I
19. Beat Writer II
20. Beat Writer III
21. Beat Write IV

22. Badge Off!

23. No Longer a Ronin

24. Override, you say?

25. You can pry it from my cold undead hands

26. Apex

27. Fedora.cz Author

28. Sensei

29. Flock 2013 Speaker

30. It still works!

31. Free the Fedora

32. Flock Paparazzi

33. Mirror, Mirror on the Wall

34. DevConf Attendee 2014
35. DevConf Speaker 2014

36. Extra! Extra!

37. Town Hall Moderator

38. Civic Duty

39. Badge of Doom

40. Your call may be monitored for quality assurance

41. Taming the beasts

42. Vacation

43. Helping Hand

44. Rock the web!

45. Novice Wordsmith
46. Apprentice Wordsmith
47. Journeyman Wordsmith
48. Master Wordsmith
49. Wordstorm Wordsmith

50. Let’s Do Lunch!

51. Missed the Train

52. Let’s Have a Party!

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

57. Summer Coder

58. Ambassadors Sponsor

59. Consolation Prize

60. Stop that update!

61. FOSDEM Attendee 2014

62. FAmSCo Member

63. Fedora Treasurer

64. Take this and call me in the morning

65. Crypto Badger

66. We Can Do It!

67. FAD Rheinfelden 2013

68. The Last Argument of Kings

69. Don’t call it a comeback

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 Official Style Guide

Exciting news: I have finished the Fedora Badges Official Style Guide! I am still in the process of making a page on the Fedora Badges trac to post the style guide, templates and badge content for all to download. Hopefully this guide will prove to be a useful tool for designers and non designers alike to create new Fedora Badges πŸ™‚ Enjoy!























Note: Some of the guidelines contradict preexisting badges. This was inevitable because of the 100+ badges that were designed previous to this guide being created.

Week 7


This week I have been working on the style guide for Fedora Badges pretty much nonstop. Originally, the information was not going to be sub categorized quite as much but after I realized how many categories existed I decided to break the information down fully.

I wanted to share this little brain storm I wrote for how the guide will tentatively be organized. In this set up each number (1, 2, 3…) will be a chapter, and each letter (a, b, c…) will be a page in that chapter.

Oh and here is a sneak preview of a badge coming soon to Fedora Badges πŸ™‚

Screen shot 2014-01-30 at 12.35.10 PM

Call for HALP!


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 πŸ™‚ ), 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 πŸ˜€ 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 πŸ™‚Screen shot 2013-12-04 at 2.24.14 PM

OPW Internship: Fedora Badges


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 + illustrationΒ  πŸ˜€

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!


Mirror Administrators


It Still Works!




Lets have a party!


Flock Presenter

And last but not least, my favorite


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 πŸ˜‰ (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.