Register Synapse svg icon to SimpleIcons


Most of my repositories include badges, that are composed on an icon (svg) and a label. relies on the repository of images SimpleIcons.


I'm seeking approval to submit the following information:

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*Brand Name:* Synapse
*Alexa rank:* 752,468

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Thomas Schaffter
March 14, 2021, 10:43 PM

The base64 icon shared above has been generated from an svg file generated with AI. Here I ran the optimizer on it to make it smaller, which lead to a smaller base64 icon:

synapse.svg (optimized, white icon)

Base64 logo:

I now use this logo in GitHub repositories.

Jay Hodgson
March 11, 2021, 7:40 PM

Renders properly in the example. Nice work

Thomas Schaffter
March 11, 2021, 5:59 PM

Simple Icons invited me to resubmit the icon when Synapse Alexa Rank is < 500k.

Meanwhile, I can use a base64 encoded version of the icon in badges as I found a way that works in both VS Code and GitHub. Here is a preview of the badge and its markdown code:


Thanks and for your time and work on this ticket!

Thomas Schaffter
March 8, 2021, 4:36 PM

Based on its Alexa rank only (> 500k), the Synapse icon would not be eligible to be added to Simple Icons. One of the maintainer of Simple Icons is asking if there are other metrics that we could provide to help them evaluate the popularity of Synapse.

While Synapse may not be popular among the general population, we could try to convince that Synapse is popular among research communities. We could also mention that Synapse has been used since 2006 to organize DREAM Challenges, some being organized by high-profile organizations (AWS, IBM, National Cancer Institute, etc.), some offering large cash prize ($1M for the Digital Mammography DREAM Challenge). We could also highlight that Synapse aims to provide researchers who use GitHub with badges that redirects to Leaderboards on Synapse where the performance of the researcher’s model/tool can be visualized. Having Synapse registered with Simple Icons make it possible to use Synapse icon in badges as shown in the screenshot below (preview in VS Code). Creating this link between GitHub repositories and Synapse is my main motivation for registering Synapse icon with Simple Icon.

Do you have suggestions or information that I could use to convince Simple Icons that the Synapse logo is “popular“ enough to be added to their repository?

Thomas Schaffter
March 6, 2021, 12:19 AM

I just submitted the icon to Simple Icons (see PR).



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