Re fish: The authors of the Streaming Systems went with trout, but the book
mentioned a missed opportunity to make their cover a "robot dinosaur with a
Scottish accent." Perhaps that idea is worth revisiting?

On Fri, Nov 8, 2019 at 3:20 PM Luke Cwik <lc...@google.com> wrote:

> My top suggestion is a cuttlefish.
>
> On Thu, Nov 7, 2019 at 10:28 PM Reza Rokni <r...@google.com> wrote:
>
>> Salmon... they love streams? :-)
>>
>> On Fri, 8 Nov 2019 at 12:00, Kenneth Knowles <k...@apache.org> wrote:
>>
>>> Agree with Aizhamal that it doesn't matter if they are taken if they are
>>> not too close in space to Beam: Apache projects, big data, log processing,
>>> stream processing. Not a legal opinion, but an aesthetic opinion. So I
>>> would keep Lemur as a possibility. Definitely nginx is far away from Beam
>>> so it seems OK as long as the art is different.
>>>
>>> Also FWIW there are many kinds of Lemurs, and also related Tarsier, of
>>> the only uncontroversial and non-extinct infraorder within
>>> suborder Strepsirrhini. I think there's enough room for another mascot with
>>> big glowing eyes :-). The difference in the designer's art will be more
>>> significant than the taxonomy.
>>>
>>> Kenn
>>>
>>> On Tue, Nov 5, 2019 at 4:37 PM Aizhamal Nurmamat kyzy <
>>> aizha...@apache.org> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Aww.. that Hoover beaver is cute. But then lemur is also "taken" [1]
>>>> and the owl too [2].
>>>>
>>>> Personally, I don't think it matters much which mascots are taken, as
>>>> long as the project is not too close in the same space as Beam. Also, it's
>>>> good to just get all ideas out. We should still consider hedgehogs. I
>>>> looked up fireflies, they don't look nice, but i am not dismissing the idea
>>>> :/
>>>>
>>>> And thanks for reaching out to designers, Max. To your point:
>>>> >how do we arrive at a concrete design
>>>> >once we have consensus on the type of mascot?
>>>> My thinking is that the designer will come up with few sketches, then
>>>> we vote on one here in the dev@ list.
>>>>
>>>> [1]
>>>> https://www.nginx.com/blog/introducing-the-lemur-stack-and-an-official-nginx-mascot/
>>>> [2] https://blog.readme.io/why-every-startup-needs-a-mascot/
>>>>
>>>> On Tue, Nov 5, 2019 at 5:31 AM Maximilian Michels <m...@apache.org>
>>>> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> Quick update: The mentioned designer has gotten back to me and offered
>>>>> to sketch something until the end of the week. I've pointed him to
>>>>> this
>>>>> thread and the existing logo material:
>>>>> https://beam.apache.org/community/logos/
>>>>>
>>>>> [I don't want to interrupt the discussion in any way, I just think
>>>>> having something concrete will help us to eventually decide what we
>>>>> want.]
>>>>>
>>>>> On 05.11.19 12:49, Maximilian Michels wrote:
>>>>> > How about fireflies in the Beam light rays? ;)
>>>>> >
>>>>> >> Feels like "Beam" would go well with an animal that has glowing
>>>>> bright
>>>>> >> eyes such as a lemur
>>>>> >
>>>>> > I love the lemur idea because it has almost orange eyes.
>>>>> >
>>>>> > Thanks for starting this Aizhamal! I've recently talked to a
>>>>> designer
>>>>> > which is somewhat famous for creating logos. He was inclined to work
>>>>> on
>>>>> > a software project logo. Of course there is a little bit of a price
>>>>> tag
>>>>> > attached, though the quote sounded reasonable.
>>>>> >
>>>>> > It raises the general question, how do we arrive at a concrete
>>>>> design
>>>>> > once we have consensus on the type of mascot? I believe there are
>>>>> also
>>>>> > designers working at companies using Beam ;)
>>>>> >
>>>>> > Cheers,
>>>>> > Max
>>>>> >
>>>>> > On 05.11.19 06:14, Eugene Kirpichov wrote:
>>>>> >> Feels like "Beam" would go well with an animal that has glowing
>>>>> bright
>>>>> >> eyes (with beams of light shooting out of them), such as a lemur
>>>>> [1]
>>>>> >> or an owl.
>>>>> >>
>>>>> >> [1] https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/madagascar-lemurs/index.html
>>>>> >>
>>>>> >> On Mon, Nov 4, 2019 at 7:33 PM Kenneth Knowles <k...@apache.org
>>>>> >> <mailto:k...@apache.org>> wrote:
>>>>> >>
>>>>> >>     Yes! Let's have a mascot!
>>>>> >>
>>>>> >>     Direct connections often have duplicates. For example in the log
>>>>> >>     processing space, there is
>>>>> https://www.linkedin.com/in/hooverbeaver
>>>>> >>
>>>>> >>     I like a flying squirrel, but Flink already is a squirrel.
>>>>> >>
>>>>> >>     Hedgehog? I could not find any source of confusion for this one.
>>>>> >>
>>>>> >>     Kenn
>>>>> >>
>>>>> >>
>>>>> >>     On Mon, Nov 4, 2019 at 6:02 PM Robert Burke <rob...@frantil.com
>>>>> >>     <mailto:rob...@frantil.com>> wrote:
>>>>> >>
>>>>> >>         As both a Canadian, and the resident fan of a programming
>>>>> >>         language with a rodent mascot, I endorse this mascot.
>>>>> >>
>>>>> >>         On Mon, Nov 4, 2019, 4:11 PM David Cavazos <
>>>>> dcava...@google.com
>>>>> >>         <mailto:dcava...@google.com>> wrote:
>>>>> >>
>>>>> >>             I like it, a beaver could be a cute mascot :)
>>>>> >>
>>>>> >>             On Mon, Nov 4, 2019 at 3:33 PM Aizhamal Nurmamat kyzy
>>>>> >>             <aizha...@apache.org <mailto:aizha...@apache.org>>
>>>>> wrote:
>>>>> >>
>>>>> >>                 Hi everybody,
>>>>> >>
>>>>> >>                 I think the idea of creating a Beam mascot has been
>>>>> >>                 brought up a couple times here in the past, but I
>>>>> would
>>>>> >>                 like us to go through with it this time if we are
>>>>> all in
>>>>> >>                 agreement:)
>>>>> >>
>>>>> >>                 We can brainstorm in this thread what the mascot
>>>>> should
>>>>> >>                 be given Beam’s characteristics and principles.
>>>>> What do
>>>>> >>                 you all think?
>>>>> >>
>>>>> >>                 For example, I am proposing a beaver as a mascot,
>>>>> >> because:
>>>>> >>                 1. Beavers build dams out of logs for streams
>>>>> >>                 2. The name is close to Beam
>>>>> >>                 3. And with the right imagination, you can make a
>>>>> really
>>>>> >>                 cute beaver :D https://imgur.com/gallery/RLo05M9
>>>>> >>
>>>>> >>                 WDYT? If you don’t like the beaver, what are the
>>>>> other
>>>>> >>                 options that you think could be appropriate? I would
>>>>> >>                 like to invite others to propose ideas and get the
>>>>> >>                 discussions going.
>>>>> >>
>>>>> >>                 Thanks,
>>>>> >>                 Aizhamal
>>>>> >>
>>>>> >>
>>>>> >>         On Mon, Nov 4, 2019, 4:11 PM David Cavazos <
>>>>> dcava...@google.com
>>>>> >>         <mailto:dcava...@google.com>> wrote:
>>>>> >>
>>>>> >>             I like it, a beaver could be a cute mascot :)
>>>>> >>
>>>>> >>             On Mon, Nov 4, 2019 at 3:33 PM Aizhamal Nurmamat kyzy
>>>>> >>             <aizha...@apache.org <mailto:aizha...@apache.org>>
>>>>> wrote:
>>>>> >>
>>>>> >>                 Hi everybody,
>>>>> >>
>>>>> >>                 I think the idea of creating a Beam mascot has been
>>>>> >>                 brought up a couple times here in the past, but I
>>>>> would
>>>>> >>                 like us to go through with it this time if we are
>>>>> all in
>>>>> >>                 agreement:)
>>>>> >>
>>>>> >>                 We can brainstorm in this thread what the mascot
>>>>> should
>>>>> >>                 be given Beam’s characteristics and principles.
>>>>> What do
>>>>> >>                 you all think?
>>>>> >>
>>>>> >>                 For example, I am proposing a beaver as a mascot,
>>>>> >> because:
>>>>> >>                 1. Beavers build dams out of logs for streams
>>>>> >>                 2. The name is close to Beam
>>>>> >>                 3. And with the right imagination, you can make a
>>>>> really
>>>>> >>                 cute beaver :D https://imgur.com/gallery/RLo05M9
>>>>> >>
>>>>> >>                 WDYT? If you don’t like the beaver, what are the
>>>>> other
>>>>> >>                 options that you think could be appropriate? I would
>>>>> >>                 like to invite others to propose ideas and get the
>>>>> >>                 discussions going.
>>>>> >>
>>>>> >>                 Thanks,
>>>>> >>                 Aizhamal
>>>>> >>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>
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