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Gerard Braad
Gerard Braad
Personal Information
Birthday: February 22, 1981
Home: Beijing, PRC
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FAS-Name: gbraad
Fedora-Mail: gbraad@fedoraproject.org
Miscellaneous Information
Private Mail: me@gbraad.nl
GPG-Key: 592CFE75
IRC: gbraad on Libera.chat in
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Speak Up! Involvement Ambassador Embryo Egg Tadpole FAmSCo Member Tadpole with Legs Paranoid Panda Let Me Introduce Myself Ambassadors Sponsor Junior Badger (Badger I) Don't Call it a Comeback Junior Editor FOSDEM 2015 Attendee FUDCon Beijing Crypto Badger Origin Crypto Panda Bloggin' it! (Planet II) Bloggin' it! (Planet I) Froglet Secretary General In Search of the Bull (Tester I) Mugshot Baby Badger Bloggin' it! (Planet III) Associate Badger (Badger 1.5) LinuxCon Beijing 2017 Bloggin' it! (Planet IV) Curious Penguin (Ask Fedora I) FUDCon Phnom Penh 2016 Speaker FUDCon Phnom Penh 2016 Attendee Adult Frog Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build I) Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build II) LinuxCon Beijing 2018 Fedora 29 Change Accepted Long Life to Pagure (Pagure I) Long Life to Pagure (Pagure V) nest-attendee-2020 FOSDEM 2021 Attendee Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build III)
 


Gerard Braad — 吉拉德

Software engineer for both Unix/Linux as Windows based software in different programming and scripting languages; Java Certified Programmer, Microsoft Certified Programmer. Has broad knowledge about maintenance of a mixed OS and virtualization environment using both F/OSS and proprietary technologies. Active user of Red Hat Linux since the Vanderbilt release (RHL 4.1).

I am a developer with a unique blend of creative, managerial and technical talents. I am highly motivated and constantly trying to broaden and deepen my extensive knowledge and expertise. From childhood, I have been active in IT; I clearly turned my hobby into a career. Through my openness and involvement I can turn each problem into a challenge that needs to be tackled with a successful outcome. I can be technical, but have excellent communication skills as a team leader, a quality which I have shown many times as IT manager.

Recently I have worked for a software development company as a full-time developer for .NET, Java and dynamic languages. My last assignment dealt with interoperability and cross platform support (x86/Windows, Linux and ARM/Linux) of a large .NET codebase. As part of my interest I give lectures on software development (and Open Source). As hardware engineer I deal with ARM/DSP and FPGA projects. Within Fedora I currently assist the Chinese Fedora Community and lead the Fedora-MIPS port.

Associate member of FSF, FSFe, ACM

Activities within Fedora

  • Promotion and marketing of the Fedora brand in Europe and China
  • Speaker about Open Source and Fedora at Linux User Groups, e.g. BeijingLUG
  • Member of 中文用户组 / Fedora Zhongwen User Group ("FZUG")
  • Assisting the Chinese Fedora/Linux community
  • Project-lead of the Fedora-MIPS port
  • Compatibility testing for primary and secondary architectures (e.g. ARM, MIPS)
  • Maintainer of coLinux images