This is Dash:
Dash 是 Dart 语言和 Flutter 框架的吉祥物。
Dash is the mascot for the Dart language and the Flutter framework.
How did it all start?
Shams Zakhour 从 2013 年 12 月在 Google 担任 Dart 作者的职务开始，她就一直在倡导推进 Dart 的吉祥物。在为 Java 撰写了 14 年的文档后，她发现 Java 的吉祥物 Duke 十分受欢迎，从而希望让 Dart 也拥有类似的东西。
As soon as Shams Zakhour started working as a Dart writer at Google in December 2013, she started advocating for a Dart mascot. After documenting Java for 14 years, she had observed how beloved the Java mascot, Duke, had become, and she wanted something similar for Dart.
但这个想法直到 2017 年一位 Flutter 工程师 Nina Chen 在内部邮件中再次提出，才取得了实质性的进展。时任副总裁 Joshy Joseph 批准了这个想法，并且让 2018 年度 Dart 会议 的组织者 Linda Rasmussen 进行落地。
But the idea didn’t gain momentum until 2017, when one of the Flutter engineers, Nina Chen, suggested it on an internal mailing list. The Flutter VP at the time, Joshy Joseph, approved the idea and asked the organizer for the 2018 Dart Conference, Linda Rasmussen, to make it happen.
Shams 在知晓这个计划后，立刻找到了 Linda，希望主导并推进这个项目，计划生产一些毛绒玩具。 Linda 早前已经设计出了一些草图，她将这些草图移交给了 Shams。有了这些草图后，Shams 找到了一家可以在截止日期前（赶在农历新年之前）合作的供应商，接着便开始制作毛绒玩具的规格。
Once Shams heard about these plans, she rushed to Linda and asked to own and drive the project to produce the plushies for the conference. Linda had already elicited some design sketches, which she handed off. Starting with the sketches, Shams located a vendor who could work within an aggressive deadline (competing with Lunar New Year), and started the process of creating the specs for the plushy.
是的，Dash 最初是 Dart 的吉祥物，而不是 Flutter 的。
That’s right, Dash was originally a Dart mascot, not a Flutter mascot.
Here are some early mockups and one of the first prototypes:
Why a hummingbird?
最初，蜂鸟用来作为展示和网页用途。使用蜂鸟代表 Dart 是一门速度极快的语言。
Early on, a hummingbird image was created for the Dart team to use for presentations and the web. The hummingbird represents that Dart is a speedy language.
However, hummingbirds are pointed and angular and we wanted a cuddly plushy, so we chose a round hummingbird.
Shams 为 Dash 指定了颜色的应用范围、尾巴的形状、一小簇头发、眼睛以及其他小细节。供应商将这些细则发给两个制造商后，他们在几周后送回了毛绒玩具的原型。
Shams specified which color would go where, the tail shape, the tuft of hair, the eyes…all the little details. The vendor sent the specs to two manufacturers who returned the prototypes some weeks later.
在制造商推进制作的同时，Shams 毛绒玩具取了个名字：Dash，它其实是 Dart 项目的早期代号，而且不分性别，似乎更适合作为一只蜂鸟的名字。
While the manufacturing process was proceeding, Shams chose a name for the plushy: Dash, because it was an early code name for the Dart project, it was gender neutral, and it seemed appropriate for a hummingbird.
许多箱 Dash 毛绒玩具赶在会议开始前送到了南加州。它们受到了大量 Dart 和 Flutter 爱好者的喜爱。
Many boxes of Dash plushies arrived in southern California just in time for the conference. They were eagerly adopted by Dart and Flutter enthusiasts.
Flutter 和 Dart 的演讲者都携带着 Dash 进行了演讲，所以 Dash 就成为了 Flutter 和 Dart 的吉祥物。
The people have spoken, so Dash is now the mascot for Flutter and Dart.
自 Dash 1.0 之后，我们又制作了两个版本的 Dash。市场部门针对 Dash 1.0 微调了 Dart 和 Flutter 的配色方案， Dash 2.0 对应了更新后的配色方案（移除了绿色）。 Dash 2.1 尺寸更小，并且调整了更多配色。小尺寸的 Dash 更易运输，并且更适合放在娃娃机中！
Since the creation of Dash 1.0, we’ve made two more versions. Marketing slightly changed the Dart and Flutter color scheme after Dash 1.0 was created, so Dash 2.0 reflects the updated scheme (which removed the green color). Dash 2.1 is a smaller size and has a few more color tweaks. The smaller size is easier to ship, and fits better in a claw machine!
Dash 2.0 and 2.1
有关 Dash 的信息
Dash 是位女性，但她并不在意被称呼为 它 或 他。
Dash is female, but she doesn’t mind being called they, their, he, or him.
Dash 有自己的 Instagram 账户。
Dash has an Instagram account.
Dash 的喙是直的。请不要用弯的喙描绘 Dash。
Dash has a straight beak. Please, don’t depict Dash with a curved beak.
We also have Mega-Dash, a life-sized mascot who is currently resting in a locked-down Google office.
巨型 Dash 首次在 2019年 12 月 11 日纽约布鲁克林的 Flutter Interact 活动中亮相。
Mega-Dash made her first appearance at the Flutter Interact event in Brooklyn, New York, on December 11, 2019.
我们还有一个 Dash 布偶，由 Shams 最早的毛绒玩具制成。
We also have a Dash puppet that Shams made from one of the first plushies.
我们的许多 YouTube 视频都有 Dart 布偶的出镜，由我们早期（且深受大家喜爱）的 Flutter 开发技术推广工程师 Emily Fortuna 配音。
A number of our YouTube videos feature the Dash puppet, voiced by Emily Fortuna, one of our early (and much loved) Flutter Developer Advocates.