The first two foundation badges have been posted. These are:
Please note that there is no immediate deadline for completing these badges. Sooner is better — as it will unlock the other badge assignments — but you can pursue these according to your own schedule. As long as you have the bulk of the foundation badges completed before Spring Break, along with at least three specialization badges, you should be in great shape.
I will continue to post the badge assignment descriptions during the next few days. If you are eager to find out more about a particular badge, please let me know and I will bump that to the top of the stack.