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Marie Nordin
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Location: Rochester, NY, USA
Birthday: November 29th
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IRC: riecatnor on
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About Me

My name is Marie Catherine Nordin and I am a:

  • Fine artist
  • Graphic designer
  • Crafter
  • Fedora Badge enthusiast
  • Mentor
  • Red Hatter
  • Senior Community Architect
  • Code of Conduct Specialist

I previously held the Fedora Community Action and Impact Coordinator role (November 2019 - October 2022). Nowadays, I am most active in the Fedora Design Team and focus my time on Fedora Badges & the Creative Freedom Summit. I live and work in Rochester, NY, with my partner, three cats (Ruby, Sapphire, & Sadie), and dog (Sienna).


History & Contributions

I first became involved with the Fedora Project in the fall of 2013 when I heard about Gnome's Outreachy Program. I applied to become a Fedora Badges intern and upon acceptance I participated in the seventh session of the program. During my internship I designed over 70 Fedora badges as well as the first version of the Fedora Badges Official Style Guide.

Over the past 8 years, I have continued to stay involved with the Fedora Badges project, taking a leadership role on the Design side of the Badges sub-project. I take volunteer time to triage, mentor, and hold workshops/hackfests for Fedora Badges.

I have also been involved in the Fedora Design team over the years, attending events, creating t-shirts, helping with logos, and various design related tasks. I have mentored four interns on Fedora Design related projects through the Outreachy Program.

Most recently I helped to establish the Creative Freedom Summit with other contributors from the Fedora Design and Marketing Teams. The Summit is a virtual conference dedicated solely to the features and benefits of Open Source creative tools.

Fedora Community Action and Impact Coordinator (2019-2022)

During my time as FCAIC, I focused on many projects and initiatives with the community, as well as community health maintenance. Some of which include:

- Development and implementation of a new Code of Conduct

- Development and execution of the first and second Fedora Contributor Annual Survey

- Transition from in person to virtual events due to COVID-19 including Release Parties, Social Hours, and Nest with Fedora

- Development and support of the Fedora Community Outreach Revamp Objective

- Lead the Mindshare Committee and participate on the Fedora Council

- Support and coordination for the Diversity & Inclusion Team including meetups, Fedora Women's Day 2020, and Fedora Week of Diversity 2021


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