#631 Certificate of appriciation
Closed: Insufficient data 3 months ago by duckution. Opened 3 years ago by gnokii.

I will have on 5th of May the next translation sprint, its common here to give certificates away for such things, they going crazy for that (I dont understand it at all) can I get a template where I just add the name and event (I will have more sprints this year)

@mattdm if you would please "sign" them. Its a power thing, the higher ranking of the person the more value it has to them.


It's the same thing in India. It's always good to have certificates as a token of appreciation for students. If there is a provision like this, I would like to have the same template too.

it's in a week that the event will happen, I would need them then.

We missed this event but I want to keep this open; we should have a generic cert design that the event name could be changed for.

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3 years ago

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3 years ago

I can take this ticket. Any generic idea of what information you might want (or specific related graphics) that would highlight the event?

here's an example cert design i did for an event last year, i think it's the general kind of clean / contemporary design we'd want to go for:

certificate-mockups.png

The top one is a general 'participation' certificate, the bottom one is an award where there was one award per category (i think we had 4 or 5 total different category awards)

When we printed these, I exported the design from Inkscape into glabels, and used glabels fields to fill in the participant name and the specific category award. We might want to do the same and also have a field for the date and the specific event so any Fedora event could use the design. glabels is really nice for this though - it'lll generate the fields using whatever font you want and you can save all the certs out as a single multipage pdf! So i think as a glabels template is the way to go.

We missed this event but I want to keep this open; we should have a generic cert design that the event name could be changed for.

I did ask for a generic one, I have from now on each second month a sprint. And I have also some other events where I need it

@gnokii -- would you just want it to be entirely graphical with only the following (editable) textual elements:

yes
1) Awardees Name
2) Title of Event

Are you wanting a digital signature from @mattdm already applied? If so, do we have one to add and should that be part of the template?

yes, otherwise sending it to him and getting it back is a pain ;)

Hey all. I like the idea here but I'm concerned that issuing something we call a certificate / certification is going to land us in hot water. Can we hold on this for a little bit while I check into what we can easily and reasonably do?

They call this "certificate of appreciation" ;)

Also, I'm not comfortable having my signature as part of a template. If I'm going to sign things, I'd rather it actually being me signing things. But on the other hand, I don't really want to be in the business of signing fifty things a day.

ok, thats why I said "would" ;)

I definitely recognize the power of a high-in-the-project signature, but maybe we can save that for really extraordinary situations?

its really important, I wanted together with Gerard Braad to give a talk at Flock about what we could do to have more success in Asia, but I can not leave the country. So maybe I do this year as video talk. But this thin is something I did not understand as an European (I still dont know what they do with them) but for them its important. And that it is signed by a high ranking person is it also.

@mattdm sure, when would be best for us to check back in with you on this?

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3 years ago

If I haven't said anything by the end of next week, remind me. :)

Recently on the GSoC Mentors list, someone shared Google's certificate-maker project which uses spreadsheets / CSVs to create PDF certificates. Google uses this to generate GSoC completion certificates. Could be an interesting use case here, pending further review of this idea.

Recently on the GSoC Mentors list, someone shared Google's certificate-maker project which uses spreadsheets / CSVs to create PDF certificates. Google uses this to generate GSoC completion certificates. Could be an interesting use case here, pending further review of this idea.

I dont have a need for this as Inkscape has the generator and can with csv file generate them also

@mattdm hey any updates on this certificate idea and what we can reasonably do?

@mattdm just pinging on this certificate thing again!

@mattdm just another ping on this.

Thanks for continuing pings. I am swamped with Flock and some other stuff right now so I need to kick the can down the road a little further on checking about "certificate".

In the meantime, ideas don't really need to wait on me. What can we do that shows real appreciation that also doesn't overstate our commitment or backing or get mixed up with being a certification?

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3 years ago

What if it just said something like


EVENT NAME

Translation Sprint Participant
FIRSTNAME LASTNAME

Date Month Year at Location


Laid out in a format like the mockups above, would something like that work @gnokii?

Interested to work on this too, from outreachy

Can I work on this, as a normal open source contribution? @duffy @riecatnor

@gnokii is this something you still need to be worked on?

@mattdm @duffy is this one safe to pick up for @ejirooghenekome1998 ?

@kylerconway do you want to keep this assigned to you?

@mleonova @ejirooghenekome1998 I think the conclusion @mattdm had reached is that we don't think certificates are something we can do in the traditional certificate format because there are potentially probelmatic implications we don't have a way to work around.

So to move forward with this ticket would require some up front thinking about how to note participation / achievement without classifying it or appearing as if its a certification in any form.

I would say this would be a tricky ticket for a new contributor to take on.

We're not sure where the design team can go with this for now, so I'm closing this for now. if/when the idea has been fleshed out a bit more and everyone is happy with it, feel free to open a new issue :).

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3 months ago

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