Right now, of course, the badges awarded are simply part of the Discourse system. This is open source software which we are using in hosted form (thanks @sanja, @misc, and OSAS!). Ideally, we’d hook into fedmsg, but to do that we’ll need a custom plugin which we don’t have yet and can’t run with the hosted site, at least not without a very expensive hosting plan. So, we’ll probably move to self-hosted. Among other things, that’ll allow us to tie into the Fedora Badges System and Fedora Notifications.
Oooh! @puiterwijk tells me that we can use the webhooks to tie in to fedmsg without needing a local plugin, so maybe we’ll get that sooner rather than later!