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== About ==
 
== About ==
  
I work for Red Hat in platform engineering.  <strike>Most of my work involves working on Anaconda, the friendly and exciting installer for Fedora and RHEL.  I also work on other things, such as DHCP networking software (turned over to Jiri Popelka), IPv6 stuff, disk partitioning, and other things.</strike>
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I work for [http://www.redhat.com Red Hat] in platform engineering.  As of 14-Nov-2020, I have been at Red Hat for 15 years.  I have worked on a number of projects at Red Hat.  Prior to Red Hat, I worked for [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IBM_Internet_Security_Systems Internet Security Systems] (acquired by [http://www.ibm.com IBM] after I left to go work for Red Hat), assorted [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solaris_(operating_system) Solaris] shops, some [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bell_System phone companies], and I was a core team member of [http://www.slackware.com Slackware Linux] employed by [https://web.archive.org/web/19990202092025/http://www.cdrom.com/ Walnut Creek CDROM] (later [https://web.archive.org/web/20010108031700/http://www.bsdi.com/ BSDi]).  I have been involved in the Linux and open source communities for the entirety of my career.
  
My work these days is on system libraries, utilities, and developer tools. I am upstream for:
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Current projects:
* https://github.com/rpminspect/rpminspect
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* [https://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/fesco/ Fedora Engineering Steering Committee (FESCo)] member
* https://github.com/dcantrell/pyparted
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* [https://github.com/rpminspect/rpminspect rpminspect]
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* [https://github.com/dcantrell/pyparted pyparted]
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* Fedora CI and developer tools
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* Maintaining old software in Fedora and EPEL that everyone has long since stopped caring about
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* DevConf.US volunteer wrangling
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* Various non-work things at https://github.com/dcantrell (ok, probably some work stuff there too)
  
I am working on various groups and teams trying to improve developer workflows, implement CI systems, and build and improve developer tools.
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Past projects:
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* Anaconda from Fedora Core 4 through post-RHEL-7 (forget which Fedora release)
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* Multiple networking subsystems in Anaconda
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* s390x installer work
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* DHCPv6 through wide-dhcpv6 and later contributing to ISC DHCP so Fedora (and RHEL) could use it directly
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* Various packaging and imaging tools
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* Upstream maintainer of GNU Parted
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* pykickstart
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* pyparted overhaul
  
I live in <strike>Nashua, New Hampshire</strike> <strike>Somerville, Massachusetts</strike> <strike>Honolulu, Hawaii</strike> <strike>Cambridge</strike> Medford, Massachusetts.  I am married and have a daughter.  I like Mexican food.  I also enjoy zombie movies.  I collect North American vehicle registration plates.  I advocate for the daily use of the metric system in the United States.  I use $2 notes whenever possible.  I like travelling by train.
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== Misc ==
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I live in [http://www.medfordma.org/ Medford], [https://www.mass.gov/ Massachusetts] and work from Red Hat's Boston office.
  
 
== Contact ==
 
== Contact ==
  
* '''Email''': dcantrell AT redhat DOT com
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* '''Work Email''': dcantrell AT redhat DOT com
* '''IRC''': dcantrell on #fedora
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* '''Other Email''': david DOT l DOT cantrell AT gmail DOT com
* '''GPG key''': 8CB55649/213F 97EF 50AD 2D83 E8C3 9B85 E61B 238C 8CB5 5649
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* '''IRC''': dcantrell on FreeNode
* '''Fedora Account''': dcantrel
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* '''GPG key''': 0x62977BB9C841B965/08F7 C8B3 C621 950C 138F 7661 6297 7BB9 C841 B965
* '''Personal Site''': http://www.burdell.org/
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* '''Fedora Account''': dcantrell
 
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* '''Personal Site''': https://www.burdell.org/
== Activities within Fedora ==
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* '''IMDb Profile''': https://www.imdb.com/name/nm10345412/
 
 
* Things I'm working on can be found at http://dcantrel.fedorapeople.org/
 
* <strike>Basically anything involving anaconda.</strike>
 
* Anything involving rpminspect and pyparted.
 
* Maintaining old software in Fedora and EPEL that everyone has long since stopped caring about.
 
* Various non-work things at https://github.com/dcantrell (ok, probably some work stuff there too).
 
* DevConf.US volunteer wrangling.
 

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About

I work for Red Hat in platform engineering. As of 14-Nov-2020, I have been at Red Hat for 15 years. I have worked on a number of projects at Red Hat. Prior to Red Hat, I worked for Internet Security Systems (acquired by IBM after I left to go work for Red Hat), assorted Solaris shops, some phone companies, and I was a core team member of Slackware Linux employed by Walnut Creek CDROM (later BSDi). I have been involved in the Linux and open source communities for the entirety of my career.

Current projects:

Past projects:

  • Anaconda from Fedora Core 4 through post-RHEL-7 (forget which Fedora release)
  • Multiple networking subsystems in Anaconda
  • s390x installer work
  • DHCPv6 through wide-dhcpv6 and later contributing to ISC DHCP so Fedora (and RHEL) could use it directly
  • Various packaging and imaging tools
  • Upstream maintainer of GNU Parted
  • pykickstart
  • pyparted overhaul

Misc

I live in Medford, Massachusetts and work from Red Hat's Boston office.

Contact

  • Work Email: dcantrell AT redhat DOT com
  • Other Email: david DOT l DOT cantrell AT gmail DOT com
  • IRC: dcantrell on FreeNode
  • GPG key: 0x62977BB9C841B965/08F7 C8B3 C621 950C 138F 7661 6297 7BB9 C841 B965
  • Fedora Account: dcantrell
  • Personal Site: https://www.burdell.org/
  • IMDb Profile: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm10345412/