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* '''Name''': Sandro Mathys
 
* '''Name''': Sandro Mathys
* '''Nickname''': red_alert or red
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* '''Nickname''': red or red_trela or red_alert
* '''Location''': [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zurich Zurich] , [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Switzerland Switzerland]  
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* '''Location''': [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zurich Zurich], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Switzerland Switzerland] - [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tokyo Tokyo], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japan Japan] from January 2014.
* '''Time zone''': [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_European_Time CET]  ([http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coordinated_Universal_Time UTC] +01:00) and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_European_Summer_Time CEST]  ([http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coordinated_Universal_Time UTC] +02:00) during summers.
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* '''Time zone''': [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_European_Time CET]  ([http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coordinated_Universal_Time UTC]+01:00) and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_European_Summer_Time CEST]  ([http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coordinated_Universal_Time UTC]+02:00) during summers - [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japan_Standard_Time JST] ([http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coordinated_Universal_Time UTC]+09:00) all year round from January 2014.
 
* '''Year of birth''': 1985
 
* '''Year of birth''': 1985
* '''Languages''': English and (Swiss-)German
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* '''Languages''': English, (both Swiss and standard) German, and very basic Japanese
 
* '''Education''': Graduate Engineer in Enterprise Computing
 
* '''Education''': Graduate Engineer in Enterprise Computing
* '''Profession''': (Fedora / Red Hat Enterprise) Linux Systems Engineer at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich ([https://www.ethz.ch/index_EN ETHZ]), Switzerland
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* '''Profession''': (OpenStack) Cloud Architect at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich ([https://www.ethz.ch/index_EN ETHZ]), Switzerland
* '''Certifications''': [http://www.redhat.com/certification/rhct/ RHCT] and [http://www.redhat.com/certification/rhce/ RHCE]
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* '''Certifications''': [http://www.redhat.com/certification/rhce/ RHCE]
 
* '''Awards''': [http://www.redhat.com/promo/summit/2010/awards/rhce/ European RHCE of the Year 2010]
 
* '''Awards''': [http://www.redhat.com/promo/summit/2010/awards/rhce/ European RHCE of the Year 2010]
  
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* '''Email''': [mailto:red@fedoraproject.org red@fedoraproject.org]   
 
* '''Email''': [mailto:red@fedoraproject.org red@fedoraproject.org]   
* '''GPG key''': 580554550E6516E8
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* '''IRC''': red_trela on freenode (e.g. #fedora-de, #fedora-cloud, #rdo). Feel free to query me without asking first. I might be AFK, though.
* '''IRC''': red_alert on freenode (e.g. #fedora-de, #fedora-qa). Feel free to query me without asking first. I might be AFK though.
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* '''Blog''': [http://www.blog.sandro-mathys.ch/ www.blog.sandro-mathys.ch] (technical posts) and [http://www.sandro-mathys.ch/ www.sandro-mathys.ch] (photography)
* '''Jabber''': sm@sandro-mathys.ch (hardly online)
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* '''Twitter''': [https://twitter.com/red_trela red_trela]
* '''Blog''': [http://blog.sandro-mathys.ch/ blog.sandro-mathys.ch]
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* '''Google+''': [https://plus.google.com/+SandroMathys +Sandro Mathys]
  
=== Fedora and I ===
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=== Introduction ===
I started to get in touch with Linux back in 1999 and started to really use it about one year later. While I got my first experience with Suse 6.0, I soon tried several other distributions. Among all tested, I really loved red hat linux 6.2. It took me another year to finally make the change from Microsoft Windows to (Red Hat) Linux - still in dual boot, though. With the release of Red Hat Linux 7.3 I got rid of the Windows Partition and since then I'm using nothing but Red Hat Linux and later on Fedora on my own workstations as well as my own servers. I never stopped to have a look at new distributions or new releases of existing distributions - but there's never been one I even only liked half as much as Fedora (and Kubuntu being the only other distribution I could imagine to use on a workstation for myself).
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Fedora user since, well, Red Hat Linux 6.2. Active Fedora Contributor since 2007, but my roles have changed a few times over the years. Currently, I'm evolved in cloudy matters (mostly Fedora cloud images and OpenStack).
Since 2007 I'm an active contributor to the Fedora Project.
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=== KDE and I ===
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== Activities and Roles ==
When I first used a Linux Distribution - as portrayed above - it had a KDE desktop. At that time, KDE was pretty ugly - even Windows 98 was more beautiful. Anyway, I didn't know many others and everything else looked even worse. I admit, that was one reason that kept me using Windows. But the different window managers and desktop environments have evolved, luckily. I still use KDE as of today. Maybe it's just because I got used to it over the years, but I think it fits me best.
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Gnome is nice as well, but lacks lot of configuration options KDE has and which are very important for me. Of course anyone else could very well feel different about that point.
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In one word, my activities and roles are ever-changing. Both my professional and my private interests have shifted a few times and I try to only stick with a role for as long as I seem to add value to the Fedora Project, Working Group or Special Interest Group. Also, my time is limited and therefore I sometimes have to set priorities. So my current and former activies and roles include:
  
If KDE seems a bit of a overkill (on a netbook for example), I go for KDE/openbox or maybe openbox only. There's also some other lightweight window managers/desktop environments I like (but hardly ever use).
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* Initial voting member of the [[Cloud WG|Fedora Cloud Working Group]]
 
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* Contributor to various OpenStack-related efforts both up- and downstream (RDO, Packstack, Puppet-OpenStack, QA)
== Activities within Fedora ==
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* Contributor to the Fedora Cloud Image (mostly QA and some experience-sharing)
 
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* Member of the Fedora Cloud SIG (mostly through the above two points)
* Member of the QA team, mainly involved in release QA
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* Occasionally still active in former roles (doing package reviews, promotion at events / spreading the word about Fedora, QA, etc.)
* Proventester, mostly reacting to somewhat important requests in #fedora-qa or on the test list
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* ''Former'' member of the QA team, mainly involved in release QA
* Package Maintainer of several small [https://admin.fedoraproject.org/pkgdb/users/packages/red?acls=owner packages]
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* ''Former'' Proven Tester, mostly reacting to somewhat important requests in #fedora-qa or on the test list
* Founder and administrator/moderator of the [http://www.xing.com/net/fedoraproject Fedora Project Group] on [http://www.xing.com/ XING]
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* ''Former'' Package Maintainer of several small [https://admin.fedoraproject.org/pkgdb/users/packages/red?acls=owner packages] - one left over
* Trying to give as much support as possible (over IRC and offline)
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* ''Former'' founding member of the [[Community working group|Community Working Group]], left after the [[Community_working_group/Code_of_Conduct|Code of Conduct]] (CoC) and the [[Community_working_group/CoC_Enforcement|CoC Enforcement]] were approved
* Spreading the word about Fedora
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* Getting some feedback about Fedora
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* ''Former'' founding member of the Community Working Group (CWG), left after the [[Community_working_group/Code_of_Conduct|Code of Conduct]] (CoC) and the [[Community_working_group/CoC_Enforcement|CoC Enforcement]] were approved
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* ''Former'' Fedora Ambassador, still often seen at events
 
* ''Former'' Fedora Ambassador, still often seen at events
 
* ''Former'' member of the infrastructure team, doing rather unimportant, small tasks regarding [http://fedorahosted.org/ Fedora Hosted]
 
* ''Former'' member of the infrastructure team, doing rather unimportant, small tasks regarding [http://fedorahosted.org/ Fedora Hosted]
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==== Future events ====
 
==== Future events ====
* [[FOSDEM 2013]] in Brussels, Belgium
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* TBD
 
==== Passed events ====
 
==== Passed events ====
 
* [[FedoraEvents/LinuxTag/LinuxTag2007|LinuxTag 2007]]  in Berlin, Germany
 
* [[FedoraEvents/LinuxTag/LinuxTag2007|LinuxTag 2007]]  in Berlin, Germany
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* [[FUDConBerlin2009|FUDCon EMEA 2009]] in Berlin, Germany
 
* [[FUDConBerlin2009|FUDCon EMEA 2009]] in Berlin, Germany
 
* [[FrOSCon 2009]] in Sankt Augustin, Germany
 
* [[FrOSCon 2009]] in Sankt Augustin, Germany
* [[Red Hat Summit 2009]] in Chicago, IL, USA
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* [[Red Hat Summit 2009]] in Chicago, Illinois, USA
 
* [[FedoraEvents/OpenExpo/OpenExpo2009_Zurich|OpenExpo 2009 Zurich]] in Winterthur, Switzerland
 
* [[FedoraEvents/OpenExpo/OpenExpo2009_Zurich|OpenExpo 2009 Zurich]] in Winterthur, Switzerland
 
* [[FOSDEM 2010]] in Brussels, Belgium
 
* [[FOSDEM 2010]] in Brussels, Belgium
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* [[FrOSCon 2011]] in Sankt Augustin, Germany
 
* [[FrOSCon 2011]] in Sankt Augustin, Germany
 
* [[FUDCon:Milan_2011|FUDCon Milan 2011]] in Milan, Italy
 
* [[FUDCon:Milan_2011|FUDCon Milan 2011]] in Milan, Italy
* [[FUDCon:Blacksburg_2012|FUDCon Blacksburg 2012]] in Blacksburg, VA, USA
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* [[FUDCon:Blacksburg_2012|FUDCon Blacksburg 2012]] in Blacksburg, Virginia, USA
 
* [[Red Hat Summit 2012]] in Boston, Massachusetts, USA
 
* [[Red Hat Summit 2012]] in Boston, Massachusetts, USA
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* [[FOSDEM 2013]] in Brussels, Belgium
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* OpenStack Havana Summit in Portland, Oregon, USA
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* [[Red Hat Summit 2013]] in Boston, Massachusetts, USA
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* [[Flock|Flock 2013]] in Charleston, South Carolina, USA
  
 
=== Other work done ===
 
=== Other work done ===

Latest revision as of 09:02, 30 October 2013

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[edit] Sandro "red" Mathys

I'm trying to keep my page up to date and include every bit that is interesting to others. Drop me a line if you have suggestions on how I could improve it. Also, I'm aware that my English skills are far from perfect - you are very welcome to help me if there's something wrong.

[edit] About myself

Sandro Mathys
  • Name: Sandro Mathys
  • Nickname: red or red_trela or red_alert
  • Location: Zurich, Switzerland - Tokyo, Japan from January 2014.
  • Time zone: CET (UTC+01:00) and CEST (UTC+02:00) during summers - JST (UTC+09:00) all year round from January 2014.
  • Year of birth: 1985
  • Languages: English, (both Swiss and standard) German, and very basic Japanese
  • Education: Graduate Engineer in Enterprise Computing
  • Profession: (OpenStack) Cloud Architect at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ), Switzerland
  • Certifications: RHCE
  • Awards: European RHCE of the Year 2010

[edit] Contact

[edit] Introduction

Fedora user since, well, Red Hat Linux 6.2. Active Fedora Contributor since 2007, but my roles have changed a few times over the years. Currently, I'm evolved in cloudy matters (mostly Fedora cloud images and OpenStack).

[edit] Activities and Roles

In one word, my activities and roles are ever-changing. Both my professional and my private interests have shifted a few times and I try to only stick with a role for as long as I seem to add value to the Fedora Project, Working Group or Special Interest Group. Also, my time is limited and therefore I sometimes have to set priorities. So my current and former activies and roles include:

  • Initial voting member of the Fedora Cloud Working Group
  • Contributor to various OpenStack-related efforts both up- and downstream (RDO, Packstack, Puppet-OpenStack, QA)
  • Contributor to the Fedora Cloud Image (mostly QA and some experience-sharing)
  • Member of the Fedora Cloud SIG (mostly through the above two points)
  • Occasionally still active in former roles (doing package reviews, promotion at events / spreading the word about Fedora, QA, etc.)
  • Former member of the QA team, mainly involved in release QA
  • Former Proven Tester, mostly reacting to somewhat important requests in #fedora-qa or on the test list
  • Former Package Maintainer of several small packages - one left over
  • Former founding member of the Community Working Group, left after the Code of Conduct (CoC) and the CoC Enforcement were approved
  • Former Fedora Ambassador, still often seen at events
  • Former member of the infrastructure team, doing rather unimportant, small tasks regarding Fedora Hosted

[edit] Events

List of events I attended or plan to attend in future in chronological order, earliest first.

[edit] Future events

  • TBD

[edit] Passed events

[edit] Other work done