Name: Salim Badakhchani
Time Zone/Country: GMT United Kingdom
Basic skills and experiences: Solutions architect, systems administration and integration. Development in C, Java and Python.
Reason for joining: To represent Fedora in a more official capacity
Goals and Aims: Learn how to better utilise Fedora and contribute more to the community. Introduce Fedora and the Fedora project to others and have them adopt it as a platform of execution for their daily computing needs.
IRC Channels: fedora fedora-devel
Certified I.T. professional, with over 15 years of industry experience, specialising in the banking and telecommunications industry. Passionate supporter of the Free and Open Source software and early adopter and advocate those technologies.
Solutions architecture and design Systems administration and integration Infrastructure provisioning and automation Application build and deployment
2008 - Acision adopts RHEL and HP c7000 blade enclosure for the Next Generation Platform (NGP) Voice mail offering.
2005 - Royal Bank of Scotland's Linux Early Adopters Program (LEAP) chooses RHEL for its fixed income and derivatives trading platform.
2003 - University College London deploys High performance cluster running Red Hat 7.1 used to speed up gene sequencing lead times.
Unfortunately balancing a busy working schedule with my community commitments is proving difficult. I'm currently working on a service provisioning solution written in Java and developed on Fedora. This is gives the chance to advocate Fedora and my software at the same time. I hope to spend more time on Fedora projects with a focus on embedded mobile technology offerings. I also want to continue my advocacy work for both Fedora and Red Hat in a more official capacity.