Remember that Brownie sash you had in Girl Scouts to display your many Girl Scout endorsed skills and accomplishments? Finally someone has adapted this concept for the now 20/30-something geek. The first badge is earned through participating in an Open Source Project. New badges will be released over time. Squee!
Oddly enough, one year I considered badges for my AP students. One could be earned by getting a 9 on an essay. Another could be for making an ingenius insight during class discussion. Yet another for properly differentiating between metonomy and synecdoche. It never got off the ground, but I’m tempted once again to take on the project.