Looking on our team and how it's worked for a while, you'll notice some things going wrong right now. Some changes over time have affected the design team. For example, there are no code names anymore, and fedora.next has shifted how we will organize and ship Fedora. Also, our trac queue contains a lot of open tickets that are very old, and we don't have an organized and consistent way to share design assets (for example, our Fedora People shared account hasn't been used in the past 3 years, and we've tried an art board, Sparkleshare on git, and other solutions but none have stuck yet.)

We want to bring some light in that darkness, so Mo and I agreed on trying to get the team together on a FAD. The main purpose for this FAD would be to put a structure in place to help handle our work in the future, and make design team collaboration (and new design team member ramp-up) easy and fun.

We think the FAD should happen over a  weekend, from 16th - 18th January 2015, to enable more people to be able to come. Since the more active part of the team is mostly US-based right now, we thought its the best idea to do in the US, so the place will be near Boston in Westford, Massachusetts USA at the Red Hat engineering office (we can use the facility for free and have Mo and Ryan on the ground able to help.)

What we need now is to know who want to participate, so that we can calculate the costs and arrange an budget for it. Here are the types of things and skillsets we're looking for:

- Designers to help create badges, logos, mockups, etc. as requested in the open tickets on our trac queue at https://fedorahosted.org/design-team/report/1

- Designers and other technical folks willing to play around / try out and evaluate different potential design team infrastructure tools and work out ways we can integrate them into our team moving forward. This might involve installing and playing with art boards, coming up with a SparkleShare workflow, or experimenting with Glitter Gallery or any other related kinds of tools that will help us store our assets and share our work with each other.

- Anyone familiar with FAS to help us go through our membership list and clean out inactive members and tend to pending requests.

- Designers and anyone else willing to participate in brainstorming a solution about Fedora's release artwork process.

You can view our draft FAD proposal on the wiki:

Please add your name as an interested participant and let us know your location / local airport so we can start putting together a full budget for this event.

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