Plan to level up contributors with Fedora Hubs!

What’s going on with Hubs? So a little update for those not following closely to get you up to date: We have a big milestone we’re working towards – a working version of Fedora Hubs in time for Flock. It won’t have all of the bells and whistles of the mockups that we’ve presented, but it will be usable and hopefully demonstrate the potential of the app as well and enable more development. We have a number of fantastic interns coming on board (including Devyani) who will be helping us work on Fedora Hubs this summer. pingou is going to be leading development on fedora-hubs. I’m clearly back from an extended leave this past winter and cranking back on mockups again. 🙂 ryanlerch has upgraded hubs to fedora-bootstrap so it has a fresh look and feel (which you’ll see reflected in mockups moving forward.) Overall, we’ve gotten more momentum than ever before with a clear goal and timeline, so you’ll hopefully be seeing a lot more of these juicy updates more frequently! (“Wait, what is Fedora Hubs?” you ask. This older blog post has a good summary.) Okay, so let’s move on and talk about Hubs and Badges, particularly in …

A logo design process

Designing a logo can be intimidating and the process full of alternating between hope and despair. I recently designed a logo for the team of a friend I work with, and for whatever reason (perhaps mindfulness practice) I decided to try to track the process visually and note my general thinking in choosing a forward direction. This was just one piece (albeit a major one) of a longer process. This part was just me by myself coming up with an initial proposal for discussion. I think brainstorming as a team effort produces the best results – here I took some initial direction from the team in terms of what they wanted, the look they were going for, the symbols they wanted embedded in the logo. The initial concept in the first frame reflects that opening conversation – they wanted the logo to relate to carbon, they wanted something clean (the Ansible logo was brought up as an example of a style they liked), and they wanted it to somehow depict interoperability. The process below shows how I came up with an initial proposal from that starting point, and then we worked together back and forth to come up with the …