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== Mathieu Bridon ==
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I'm a French system/software engineer, currently working as Linux Platform Developer for [http://www.network-box.com.hk/ a managed security services company] in Hong-Kong, where I build our custom distribution from EL and Fedora packages.
  
== Who I am ==
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I also am a Novell CLP and a RHCE.
I'm a french junior system engineer.
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I'm currently living in what others call "the most beautiful city in the world": Paris (they are so wrong -_-)
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* '''e-mail:''' bochecha {the weird "a"} fedoraproject {dot} org
 
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* '''IRC:''' bochecha on Freenode.
I also am a Novell CLP.
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* '''Blog:''' http://blog.fedora-fr.org/bochecha
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* '''Ohloh profile:''' https://www.ohloh.net/accounts/bochecha/
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* '''Github page:''' https://github.com/bochecha
  
 
== Realisations in the FOSS community ==
 
== Realisations in the FOSS community ==
  
 
=== Fedora ===
 
=== Fedora ===
I've been using Fedora since Fedora Core 5 (Bordeaux, what a wonderful name :-). Since then, I've been a very active member in the [http://www.fedora-fr.org french community] (but had to pause a little lately).
 
  
I co-founded with [[User:Melmorabity|Mohamed Elmorabity]] the [http://blog.fedora-fr.org/fedora-paris Fedora | Paris] project. What we do is gather the Fedoristas who live in Paris and have diner more or less every 2 weeks, and more if the night goes on.
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I've been using Fedora since Fedora Core 5 (Bordeaux, what a wonderful name :-). Since then, I've been an active member in the [[:Category:French_team|French community]].
  
Of course, we all already know each other on IRC or on the [http://forums.fedora-fr.org forums], so those meetings are more a way to know the non-geek-side of each other, and build [http://www.nalley.sc/david/?p=59 friendship] inside our community. The subjects of conversation can be geared towards Fedora but it is not mandatory. We are not a LUG, Fedora is merely what brought us together. Put in other words, [http://blog.fedora-fr.org/fedora-paris Fedora | Paris] aims at seeing what lays beyond the geeky mask.
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[[User:Melmorabity|Mohamed Elmorabity]] and I co-founded the [http://blog.fedora-fr.org/fedora-paris Fedora | Paris] project. The goal was to know the non-geek-side of each other, and build [http://www.nalley.sc/david/?p=59 friendship] inside our community. The subjects of conversation could be geared towards Fedora but it was not mandatory. We are not a LUG, Fedora is merely what brought us together.
  
[http://blog.fedora-fr.org/fedora-paris Fedora | Paris] is also responsible of providing the restaurants and after parties for the Fedora Community regarding events organized in Paris. As a result, we are proud to count [[User:Mspevack|Max Spevack]] and [[User:Ynemoy|Yaakov Nemoy]] as international guests (as well as the French community members who don't live in Paris but gave us a visit).
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I maintain [https://admin.fedoraproject.org/pkgdb/users/packages/bochecha some packages] both in Fedora and EPEL.
  
I also contribute to Fedora by [https://admin.fedoraproject.org/pkgdb/users/packages/bochecha packaging].
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Under pressure (and guidance) from [[User:Mrtom|Thomas Canniot]], I became a [[Ambassadors|Fedora Ambassador]] in June 2008.
  
Under pressure from [[User:Mrtom|Thomas Canniot]], I became a Fedora [[Ambassadors|Ambassador]] in June 2008.
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I have been an Ambassador mentor from March 2010, when [[User:Jsimon|Joerg Simon]] appointed me, to March 2012.
  
As of February 2009, I am the assistant secretary of the [http://asso.fedora-fr.org Fedora-Fr NPO].
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I have also been the assistant secretary of the [http://asso.fedora-fr.org Fedora-Fr NPO] from 2009 to 2011.
  
 
=== Development ===
 
=== Development ===
I initiated [http://fedorahosted.org/shomyu shomyu]. The goal is to provide a web application for members of a community to locate themselves and add a short description about them.
 
  
Shomyu was born after frustration from not being able / wanting to use the proprietary frappr service that [http://www.fedora-fr.org Fedora-Fr] is [http://www.fedora-fr.org/frappr currently using]. Let's hope shomyu can replace it if it ever gets in a working enough shape.
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Apart from minor contributions to several projects, I am a core contributor to the following projects.
  
=== Events ===
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==== IBus Cangjie ====
I participated in the organization of the [[FedoraEvents/ReleaseParty/F10/Paris|F10 Release Party in Paris]] where I lead some workshops.
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The support for the Cangjie and Quick input methods (the two most widely used in Hong Kong) used to be terrible. Along with Wan Leung Wong, we initiated [http://ibus-cangjie.opensource.hk IBus Cangjie] to change that.
  
== Plans for 2009 ==
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==== PyF ====
Here's what I want to do for 2009:
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I also contribute to the [http://pyfproject.org PyF framework]. PyF is a pure Python framework for building flow-based applications, that is applications that can handle '''lots''' of data without ever loading more than one item in memory at a time, thus being highly scalable.
* Help develop more the [http://www.fedora-fr.org french speaking community] and have it work in a less "insular" way.
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* Collaborate more with the [http://olpc-france.org OLPC-France] association, share events with them, ...
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* Establish a strong Fedora presence in Paris, especially by making sure Fedora will always be well represented in the "[[FedoraEvents/PermanencesCarrefourNumerique|permanences au Carrefour Numérique]]".
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* Attend some important events:
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** '''February''': [[FedoraEvents/FOSDEM/FOSDEM2009|<s>FOSDEM - Bruxelles</s>]]
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*** see my [http://blog.fedora-fr.org/bochecha/post/2009/02/FOSDEM-2009-report report]
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** '''March''': [[FedoraEvents/SolutionsLinux/SolutionsLinux2009|<s>Linux Solutions - Paris</s>]]
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*** not going, could not have the days off
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** '''June''': [[FUDCon:Berlin_2009|FUDCon - Berlin]]
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*** propose a [https://fedorahosted.org/shomyu shomyu] hackfest ?
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** '''July''': [[FedoraEvents/RMLL/RMLL2009|RMLL - Nantes]] (page not created yet)
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* Actually use the XO that I bought and help the OLPC / Sugar projects.
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* Have [https://fedorahosted.org/shomyu shomyu] actually used by some community (which means "start coding, you lazy me !" :)
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== Contacts ==
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PyF was mostly part of my previous work though, so even if I maintain good relationships with the community, I haven't done any contribution ever since I moved to Hong Kong.
* '''e-mail:''' bochecha {the weird "a"} fedoraproject {I think the english word is "dot"} org
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* '''IRC:''' bochecha on Freenode.
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==== Shomyu ====
* '''Blog:''' http://blog.fedora-fr.org/bochecha
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I initiated [http://fedorahosted.org/shomyu Shomyu]. The goal is to provide a web application for members of a community to locate themselves and add a short description about them.
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Shomyu was born after frustration from not being able / wanting to use the proprietary Frappr service that [http://www.fedora-fr.org Fedora-Fr] was using at this time. The hope was thatShomyu could eventually replace it if it ever got in a working enough shape.
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Unfortunately, due to a lack of time, this project has been on hold for a while.
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Contents

Mathieu Bridon

I'm a French system/software engineer, currently working as Linux Platform Developer for a managed security services company in Hong-Kong, where I build our custom distribution from EL and Fedora packages.

I also am a Novell CLP and a RHCE.

Realisations in the FOSS community

Fedora

I've been using Fedora since Fedora Core 5 (Bordeaux, what a wonderful name :-). Since then, I've been an active member in the French community.

Mohamed Elmorabity and I co-founded the Fedora | Paris project. The goal was to know the non-geek-side of each other, and build friendship inside our community. The subjects of conversation could be geared towards Fedora but it was not mandatory. We are not a LUG, Fedora is merely what brought us together.

I maintain some packages both in Fedora and EPEL.

Under pressure (and guidance) from Thomas Canniot, I became a Fedora Ambassador in June 2008.

I have been an Ambassador mentor from March 2010, when Joerg Simon appointed me, to March 2012.

I have also been the assistant secretary of the Fedora-Fr NPO from 2009 to 2011.

Development

Apart from minor contributions to several projects, I am a core contributor to the following projects.

IBus Cangjie

The support for the Cangjie and Quick input methods (the two most widely used in Hong Kong) used to be terrible. Along with Wan Leung Wong, we initiated IBus Cangjie to change that.

PyF

I also contribute to the PyF framework. PyF is a pure Python framework for building flow-based applications, that is applications that can handle lots of data without ever loading more than one item in memory at a time, thus being highly scalable.

PyF was mostly part of my previous work though, so even if I maintain good relationships with the community, I haven't done any contribution ever since I moved to Hong Kong.

Shomyu

I initiated Shomyu. The goal is to provide a web application for members of a community to locate themselves and add a short description about them.

Shomyu was born after frustration from not being able / wanting to use the proprietary Frappr service that Fedora-Fr was using at this time. The hope was thatShomyu could eventually replace it if it ever got in a working enough shape.

Unfortunately, due to a lack of time, this project has been on hold for a while.