Welcoming our new Fedora Community Action and Impact Coordinator

The Fedora Project community

Good news, everybody! I’m pleased to announce that we have completed our search for a new Fedora Community Action and Impact Coordinator, and she’ll be joining the Open Source Program Office (OSPO) team to work with Fedora as of today. Please give a warm welcome to Marie Nordin.

If you’ve been involved in Fedora, you may have already been working with Marie. She’s a member of the Fedora Design and Badges teams. Her latest contribution to the Design Team is the wallpaper for F31, a collaboration with Máirín Duffy. Marie has made considerable contributions to the Badges project. She has designed over 150 badge designs, created documentation and a style guide, and mentored new design contributors for years. Most recently she has been spear-heading a bunch of work related to bringing badges up to date on both the development and UI/UX of the web app.

Marie is new to Red Hat, joining us after 5 years of involvement with the Fedora community. She was first introduced to Fedora through an Outreachy internship in 2013 working on Fedora Badges. Marie’s most current full time position was in the distribution industry as a purchasing agent, bid coordinator, and manager. She also has a strong background in design outside of her efforts for Fedora, working as a freelance graphic designer for the past 8 years.

I believe that Marie’s varied background in business and administration, her experience with design, and her long term involvement with and passion for Fedora makes her an excellent fit for this position. I’m excited to work with her as both a colleague on her team at Red Hat and as a Fedora contributor.

Feel free to reach out with congratulations, but give her a bit to get fully engaged with Fedora duties.

Congratulations, Marie!

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16 Comments

  1. Stephen

    Welcome Marie!

  2. Eduard Lucena

    Marie, I wish you the best in this new position you have! Hope to see you soon.

  3. jesse

    This is really cool!

  4. Brett Salemink

    So unfair, I SO WISH I had even a LITTLE bit of creativity! Congrats!

  5. Congratulations & Welcome Marie!

  6. Sean Sollars

    I tried Fedora 31 but when I used Play on Linux to install tequila, the launcher for City of Heroes 2019 I get an alert that says “Fingerprint created not enough memory to complete this process. Never can fully install. Fedora is the ONLY distro that does that.

  7. toffy

    Congratulations and I hope that someday I’ll be able to contribute to Fedora Community. 🤣

  8. Simo

    I have a humble suggestion: read Twitter as little as possible. I don’t want to offend or anything, but community managers and Twitter are generally a bad mix. :-/

    • So true. I sequestered my twitter password last week (annoying enough to retrieve to reduce temptation to manageable levels) after identifying it as the top time waster. I had signed up thinking it would be a faster way to stay on top of political events. Bad Idea. Plus it is centralized.

  9. Lucas

    Welcome!

  10. Luis Enrique Bazán De León

    Congratulations!!!

    Cheers,

  11. Jean-Baptiste

    Bravo Marie!

  12. Darshan

    Hello I am new to fedora, can anyone describe the level of difficulty I would face? I am windows user and have little experience with ubuntu.

    • Cesar

      If you use Workstation Edition, it should be comparable to Ubuntu.

    • Maciej

      Ubuntu has more usable Gnome from the start, Fedoras one needs some configuration after installation.

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