#682 Fedora zine - Call for ideas and submissions!
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phenomenon

Call for ideas for the next edition of Fedora zine!

reason

The purpose of this zine is to recognise people who are making Fedora awesome, gain contributors and highlight products. The zine will be distributed at conferences and events, and a downloadable copy will also be available.

recommendation

Currently, @riecatnor has suggested a bunch of ideas, including:
- Infographics which highlight the accomplishments of mindshare teams in Fedora
- Art, made by Fedora contributors
- Animals of Fedora: Pictures of pets of Fedora Contributors

The target audience of this zine is wide- from people who are super knowledgeable about tech stuff to the regular everyday user to someone who doesn't know anything about Fedora.
All ideas and submissions are welcome!


As mentioned on Social Hour, https://wizardzines.com/ might be of interest.

Any interest in having some part of a play in there? I wrote and performed this at PyCon 2019 and it features @duffy in a section titled "Sending an email to a stranger in tech." Fedora was the 1st community that I encountered that was openly seeking volunteers in design specifically. I've done some badges as well as collaborated on some wallpapers (F26 & F32).

The whole play is here but it may make more sense to just take one section depending on what you're looking for. Let me know!

https://kylerconway.com/2020/03/16/hello-world-2/

@kylerconway this is awesome! I would suggest choosing an excerpt (your favorite perhaps :)). If you provide text only, we will take artistic license in the composition and background. If you would prefer to arrange and pair it with some background, that would also work

The Fedora-relevant section is probably the below...


Sending an email to a stranger in tech.

(slide reads: “on sending an email to a stranger in tech”)

Kyle

(straight to audience. single light.)

(like an awkward introduction at a job interview. exasperated:)

Hi. I’m Kyle. I’m new here. I want to get better at this technology thing. Can you help me? You seem like you could help me.

(beat.)

’cause I need a lot of help.

(ding sound. beat. overly formal:)

Hello. My name is Kyle R. Conway. I have a PhD … in Fine Arts … and you do art … and so do I … but you also do tech things … tech things with art. I would like to do what you do. May I join you?

(extends hand for handshake. beat. wide eyes. beat. more intense.)

(ding sound. beat. casual:)

Hey, tech blogger. I really liked your post about unpackaged fonts with permissive licenses. I think that’s really cool.

(ding sound. beat. rapid-fire round. cheeky:)

Howdy!

(ding sound. beat. Irish:)

Dia duit!

(ding sound. beat. concerned:)

I promise I’m not a creepy stranger.

(ding sound. beat. intense:)

I. Am. Your. Biggest. Fan.

(gong sound. rubbing eyes. honest:)

This is never going to work.

(quick fade. slide reads: “Kyle’s actual first email to a stranger in tech.”)

Thu, Mar 17, 2011 at 11:36 PM>
Máirín,
Would the “Nina” font meet the criteria for inclusion?
http://www.archive.org/details/NinaPaleyFonts
Thanks,
KYLE

(slide reads: “Thanks for writing back, Máirín”)

Umm...I gave my first try for the fedora zine...hope its fine😅

I would like to submit a painting I made with watercolours and Krita. Where and how do I do that?

https://1drv.ms/u/s!AuVeLCcdqqUrdUqM2OOmpkKAlhk
I have uploaded in this link

@aneendyadg that looks great!! Any chance you have a photo without the vignette filter?

I would like to submit a painting I made with watercolours and Krita. Where and how do I do that?

@lailah you can upload the file here, or on a file-sharing service and comment the link here!

https://1drv.ms/u/s!AuVeLCcdqqUrdUqM2OOmpkKAlhk
I have uploaded in this link

@aneendyadg that looks great!! Any chance you have a photo without the vignette filter?
Yeah I have...Do you want me to upload that picture?

Here's a poem from my Pandemic Diary.

To plant things is to believe in tomorrow.
The boy waters the tender shoots
of the newly planted.
These times test our resolve.
Sometimes I look for signs
that things will be all right.
The air is clear. I can breathe deeply.
I have to believe it CAN get better.
I decide to be tender toward myself
and my helplessness.
The virus has no feelings. But I have felt a lot.
All those lives ticked off like they are only numbers.
But they are not.
It is the most tender of times
in the worst of times.
I once saw an inscription that said,
"Love is stronger than death."
And death is all around us,
singing its own song.
Right now the dog rests under a blue sky.
So many moments that skimmed
the surface of loneliness.
We are all surrounded by the lonely.
Each day feels the same,
the topic of doom a permanent fixture.
The days are so strange now.
Sometimes it feels too much to awaken.
There are birds at the feeder.
And the finches are going crazy.
We could not have imagined times like these.
I meditate on what matters most to me.
I meditate on this everyday now.

https://1drv.ms/u/s!AuVeLCcdqqUrdUqM2OOmpkKAlhk
I have uploaded in this link
@aneendyadg that looks great!! Any chance you have a photo without the vignette filter?
Yeah I have...Do you want me to upload that picture?

@aneendyadg yeah, that'd be awesome!

Okay...I have uploaded it without the filters...
This is the link
https://1drv.ms/u/s!AuVeLCcdqqUrdnrXiUqfB2YCz4g

I would like to contribute with this painting. I started it on canvas with watercolours but I painted most of it on Krita with a Wacom Intuos tablet.

Here is the link:

https://www.artstation.com/artwork/rAA0oG

I would like to submit a painting I made with watercolours and Krita. Where and how do I do that?

@lailah you can upload the file here, or on a file-sharing service and comment the link here!

Posted the link. Thank you!

handlettering_background.svghandlettering_fedora.png

Svg and png of some handlettering of "fedora" I created back in 2014 :D feel free to remix

panda_thank_you.xcf
panda_thank_you_small.png

Xcf source and png of a thank you card I made in 2014 for @duffy after my Outreachy internship

girlinthewind_edit.pnggirlinthewind_edit.xcf

A sketch I made some time ago... I was looking through my art, and I thought this one might pair nicely with the poem from @jenny73hawaii from above :)

@aneendyadg thank you! looks awesome :D
@lailah thanks! it looks gorgeous!
@riecatnor woah all of these are AMAZING!

Going through my photo library and dropping some things in here. It's a lot, so I'm going to break up each collection of photos into different comments. Sorry for making so much noise.

Logos of Fedora CommOps

Over the years, CommOps has had a few logos and different graphics we have used across Fedora platforms. Be it Trac, Pagure, Community Blog, and more:

CommOps Trac banner:

CommOps Trac banner

CommOps wiki banner:

CommOps wiki banner

Community Blog logo:

Community Blog logo

Fedora lasers

Oh yes, laser light-shows can be open source too. Credit to Brendan Whitfield, Rochester Institute of Technology alum, Fedora user, and a Senior Auto-Pilot engineer at Tesla:

Fedora, in laser form

Fedora, in laser form but more compressed down

Fedora, in laser form but top-down view

Fedora <3 Students!

This is a collection of different things from over the years, all about Fedora and students.

Bitcamp 2016

Some happy memories from Bitcamp 2016 with North America Ambassadors @cydrobolt, @linuxmodder, and @mikedep333:

Fedora Ambassador group photo at our booth:

Fedora Ambassador group photo at our booth

@cydrobolt and @jflory7 visit Washington D.C. for the first time and see the Washington Monument!

Washington Monument - Chaoyi and Justin.JPG

Fedora <3 Students!

This is a collection of different things from over the years, all about Fedora and students.

Fedora meets @jdieter's classroom in Lebanon

No, seriously. @jdieter used to work at a school in Lebanon, where he used Fedora as part of the curriculum. The pictures here show students and other folks in @jdieter's classrooms learning how to use Blender to design a 3-D lock:

@jdieter teaches Blender basics to his class:

Jonathan Dieter teaches Blender basics to his class

Students listen attentively:

Students listen attentively

Making the 3D locks in Blender on Fedora:

Making the 3D locks in Blender on Fedora

Students get hands-on with Blender in the lab section:

Students get hands-on with Blender in the lab section

Fedora <3 Students!

This is a collection of different things from over the years, all about Fedora and students.

BrickHack 2016

In 2016, we went to the BrickHack hackathon at the Rochester Institute of Technology. Incidentally, a lot of streams ended up crossing at this event. :smile:

Late-night Fedora hack session crew. Featuring: @ralph, @decause, @ngompa, and other friends. These are folks who abandoned hope on their hackathon projects, and instead decided to explore how to contribute to the Fedora Community and earn badges!

Late-night Fedora hack session crew

BrickHack open source winners. These were the winners of our Open Source Challenge. I forgot how we determined this, but I'm pretty sure it was with earning Fedora Badges.

Winners of Fedora Open Source Challenge

A legendary duo. @ralph and @decause are pretty good buds. Mike Nolan, sneaking in the back, is also a friend:

threebean and decause, ft. nolski

ZOMG a Fedora booth!:

ZOMG a Fedora booth!

BrickHack 2016 Open Source Winner badge artwork. We had a super-special, limited-edition Fedora Badge to help motivate our Fedora recruitees for contributing! (see badge here)

BrickHack 2016 Open Source Winner badge artwork

Fedora <3 Students!

This is a collection of different things from over the years, all about Fedora and students.

HackMIT 2016 and 2017

We went to the annual HackMIT hackathon in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 2016 and in 2017. These photos feature myself, @cprofitt, and @mikedep333:

(2016) @cprofitt mentors a group of students working on a hackathon project:

Charles Profitt mentors a group of students working on a hackathon project

(2016) The Fedora "booth" at HackMIT! It was unconventional but it worked well since we were directly facing tables of student hackers.:

The Fedora "booth" at HackMIT! It was unconventional but it worked well since we were directly facing tables of student hackers.

(2016) @cprofitt mentors May Tomic on her project as the final submission window approaches:

Charles mentors May Tomic on her project as the final submission window approaches

(2016) Group photo with another group of @cprofitt's mentees:

Group photo with another group of Charles's mentees

(2017) @mikedep333 at the Fedora booth (this year, we got a real table):

Mike DePaulo at the Fedora booth (this year, we got a real table)

(2017) Full house - the full auditorium of student hackers during the event:

Full house - the full auditorium of student hackers during the event

(2017) "Put a Face to It" team demos their work to the Fedora submission judging team:

"Put a Face to It" team demos their work to the Fedora submission judging team

Faces of Flock

Year-by-year snapshots of our annual contributor conference. Since this year, the group photo tradition is going to have to be virtual! (P.S. – Gonna have to ask someone like @rsuehle, @spot, or @mattdm for pre-2015 Flock pics!)

Flock 2015 - Strong Museum of Play, Rochester, NY United States:

Flock 2015 - Strong Museum of Play, Rochester, NY United States

Flock 2016 - Krakow, Poland:

Flock 2016 - Krakow, Poland

Somehow I am missing the 2017 group photo in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. But I wonder if @duffy might know where it is.

A bunchload of more artsy photos I took at Flock 2017.

Flock 2017 - Comics & Coffee interview with @jflory7: (What do Fedora Project contributors think about Fedora?)

Flock 2017 - Comics & Coffee interview with Justin

Flock 2018 conference group photo:

Flock 2018 conference group photo

Also, not sure if this fits for a zine, but there is also @tatica's amazing Flock 2019 video she composed too.

This is my last comment of photos, but some stragglers that did not fit anywhere else:


@sumantrom, @siddharthvipul1, and a handful of others over the years helped organize FOSS Wave events for students in India. On September 17th, 2016 (while I was at HackMIT actually), I joined @a2batic and @devyani7 to talk about open source and Fedora. I can't remember exactly what we talked about now, though. :grinning:

September 2016 FOSS Wave call with guest speaker Justin W. Flory

A fun event photo at the Fedora booth from LinuxCon Europe on October 6th, 2016. Pictured left to right: @ bee2502, @mitzie, @asamalik, @bex, @eischmann.

LinuxCon 2016 Fedora booth and Fedora team

hey all,

this is a piece of art i made inspired by the major league baseball logo, it's a remix/deconstruction of the fedora logo that i call "Fedora Major League Distro". i submit it here for any use, it's licensed as CC-BY-SA.

Fedora Major League Distro

fedora-major-league-distro.svg

Greetings,
This is my pencil sketch retouched with watercolor, referenced from a photo. I call it "Jean".
JeanPeters_2.jpg

@sayanchowdhury

The skull is amazing! The photos are great too, but one of them returns 404 error. I don't know why. Please, could you check that?

Cheers and thank you!

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