Interested in a "Fedora Design Week"? Learn more, leave feedback, and how to get involved

TLDR;

Give input on a Fedora Design Week by leaving feedback on this ticket or get involved with coordination by filling out this WhenIsGood: Fedora Design Week - Coordination Meeting

The following is copied from the Mindshare Ticket found here: Issue #359: Fedora Design Week - mindshare - Pagure.io

Background

At Nest with Fedora 2022 we had a handful of design related sessions and it got me thinking about doing a Fedora Design event. I have also been co-mentoring a Fedora Badges Design intern, and although they’ve completed a lot- there is still plenty to do! Beyond that, there is a lot of wonderful community activity currently happening around and related to design. We have regular ongoing projects, backlogs, and new exciting design work that is all being worked on currently.

Goals

General

  • Onboard & teach skills to new contributors
  • Teach skills to existing contributors
  • Network & build relationships with other OSS communities
  • Connect the Fedora Design team with the greater Fedora community

Specific

  • Holding/recording tutorial sessions on “how-to’s” for different software & specific to Fedora design needs (Inkscape, penpot, gimp, natron, kdenlive, blender, etc)
  • Work through backlogs on the Design & Badges queue
  • Work on Fedora wallpaper(s) that are in progress
  • Conduct usability testing for new Fedora websites
  • Move badge designs from old template to new template & push new art
  • Collaborate with the Marketing Team for their revival
  • Update documentation

Format

  • Virtual event that lasts a week
  • Platform ideas: hopin, meet, bluejeans, peertube, workadventure, other?

What’s next?

  • Put together a working group to coordinate/plan/execute the event
  • Decide on dates, format
  • Create documentation (wiki page?) about the event, start formatting & adding resources
  • Find speakers, session leads, people willing to give tutorials
  • Accumulate recommended resources on different tools/Fedora sub-projects
  • Networking- what other communities/orgs can we work with or model this event on
  • Promotion, we want Fedorans & beyond to participate in the event
  • Plan for some wrap up session/event

What can you do?

  • Comment on this thread with ideas & requests for the event
  • Volunteer to be a part of the working group
  • Participate in the event

How can I be a part of the working group?

  • Project/program management (Herding cats, keeping things focused & moving along)
  • Marketing/Communications (Blog posts, mailing list, IRC/Element, social media)
  • Networking (Liaison between Fedora design & other communities that would be interested)
  • Design (Promotional materials, platform setup, event materials/guides)
  • Video editing (Editing tutorials & session to publish on YouTube)
  • Research (Finding & documenting best tutorials/existing resources for FOSS design tools)
  • People/skills/things I am probably not thinking of- Please tell me what I am missing!

Thanks to everyone who filled the whenisgood! Based on the responses, I have set our first meeting for September 19th at 1:30-2:20PM EDT (5:30-6:20PM UTC). I added everyone who replied to the whenisgood to the meeting invite, if you missed that but still want to join, please let me know and I can add you on :smile:

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