Closed Bug 584148 Opened 12 years ago Closed 10 years ago

Badger

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(mozilla.org Graveyard :: Webdev, task)

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RESOLVED WONTFIX

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(Reporter: lorchard, Assigned: lorchard)

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Overview: Badger is a social service that aims to facilitate the crafting, gifting, and evaluation of merit badges as social objects and artifacts of gratitude & recognition.

I started a project page on the wiki here: https://wiki.mozilla.org/Webdev:Badger

I also wrote an article about Badger and its goals here: http://decafbad.com/2010/07/badger-article/


Project Scope: I've been assembling a rough set of TODO items and trying to group them into milestones:

http://github.com/lmorchard/badger/blob/master/TODO.md

My time-line has been very loose, since I've been driving this as a spare-time project so far.

There seems to be interest from Labs to use Badger for Design Challenges, Identity, & etc - project dependencies there might drive a timeline.

It would also be nice to pull in help from UX, design, QA, etc - but I've not yet reached out to those people.

Dependencies: None

Assumptions: Unclear what's needed in terms of constraints and exclusions.

Deliverables: TBD, need help scoping out deliverables beyond site functionality
I would love to help with any of this -- i think it's going to be a profoundly powerful community engagement tool, and something we'll be able to use across the breadth of the project.  I know the User Engagement folks are interested, I can imagine the Developer Engagement folks using it in a bunch of ways, and I certainly would love to use it on the Contributor Engagement side of things.

If there's anything I can do to help, let me know.
Assignee: malexis → nobody
Component: Tracking → Webdev
Product: Core → mozilla.org
QA Contact: chofmann → webdev
Version: unspecified → other
Assignee: nobody → lorchard
Les - what kind of help do you need?  Do you need more resources, some help mocking things up?  What?  Want to meet up?
(In reply to comment #2)
> Les - what kind of help do you need?  Do you need more resources, some help
> mocking things up?  What?  Want to meet up?

In terms of help, I could really use some creative work on the site itself, because it's intentionally designed to be ugly at the moment.

Otherwise, I'm working through getting this into Mozilla hosting - eg. Hudson, staging (bug 586344), and eventually a prod env.

I've also got some interested groups wanting to talk to me about Badger this week.
Badger is in Hudson now for continuous integration:

https://hudson.mozilla.org/job/badger/

And I think I've got things ready for a staging server soonish
Les - is the staging server up?  What's next on the docket?
Badger is in Hudson and has a staging install here:

http://badger.stage.mozilla.com/

That was set up a couple of weeks ago with bug 586344. But, I'm still waiting for a few things from IT - if only confirmation that they're done. (ie. cronjobs set up to send queued email, auto-update from source control)

As for what's next, I've got a long TODO list here:

http://github.com/lmorchard/badger/blob/master/TODO.md

I'm hoping that I can have at least a public alpha launch of this thing in time for the all-hands, and possibly give a talk on it to drum up more interest. I'm just about done with an API for it, so it would be nice if I could get some people hacking on that.

I've been poking around for help, particularly on the creative side of things where I'm totally stalled. (ie. I am not a designer)

I heard from Labs that I can borrow their creative resources (ie. Sean Martell) as long as we're okay with branding / promoting this as a Labs project, which I don't mind too much. It might help set expectations.

I've also been looking for projects that might want to adopt Badger, and have been in a number of meetings to discuss it. 

So far, I've got Mary interested in awarding badges to Student Reps by the end of the year, so that can put a date on a first launch. Some notes from our last meeting: http://etherpad.mozilla.org:9000/Student-Reps-Badger

Drumbeat people seem interested in Badger for use at some point with their Digital Backpack and education initiatives. I'm not sure what action items will come out ofhat

Sigil is also interested in at least offering a trophy case fed from Badger. 

I was hoping to rope in some single sign on with secret squirrel, but didn't get much of a bite there.
(In reply to comment #6)
> I've been poking around for help, particularly on the creative side of things
> where I'm totally stalled. (ie. I am not a designer)
> 
> I heard from Labs that I can borrow their creative resources (ie. Sean Martell)
> as long as we're okay with branding / promoting this as a Labs project, which I
> don't mind too much. It might help set expectations.
We can discuss that; this is simply a Mozilla project.  Not sure why we have to brand it as a labs experiment when it's a Mozilla community project just because Sean is helping.
It doesn't have to be branded Labs just to get my time. It would help it along when it comes to me prioritizing Labs vs. non-Labs work though.

I simply suggested that it could be a Labs project for that purpose and also it would in no way hurt it to have a soapbox to stand on within Labs as we could promote it on our site.
Just to clarify:  Putting Badger under the Labs umbrella was and is an offer, not a requirement.  It might help the project with a) our brand and exposure and b) our infrastructure (e.g. we would set up a project page with a blog, etc).

If that is not wanted, we are perfectly fine with not having it under Labs.

Completely up to you - it was just a friendly offer from Sean. :)
Okay :)  I didn't understand what Les was saying.
Sorry, I might have made the Labs thing sound like more of a horse trading scheme than was meant.

In other news, it looks like the staging server setup is wrapped up now:

http://badger.stage.mozilla.com/

I haven't pushed any changes in awhile, but hopefully they'll show up there when next I do. Emails should also start working
No reason to be confidential
Group: mozilla-corporation-confidential
Rebooting this project anew.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 10 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
Product: mozilla.org → mozilla.org Graveyard
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