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Gerard Braad
Gerard Braad
Personal Information
Birthday: February 22, 1981
Home: Beijing, PRC
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Fedora-Mail: gbraad@fedoraproject.org
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Private Mail: me@gbraad.nl
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Gerard Braad — 吉拉德

Software engineer for both Unix/Linux as Windows based software in different programming and scripting languages. 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

Areas of Expertise

  • Software Development
  • Continuous integration and deployment management
  • System administration (Linux/Un*x and Windows)
  • Desktop/web development and cross platform GUI development using .NET, Java, Python
  • Broad knowledge of virtualization technologies (VMware ESX, Xen, KVM, OpenVZ, oVirt/libvirt)
  • TCP/IP and network protocols
  • Performance tuning and debugging
  • Management

Certifications

  • Microsoft Certified Professional
  • Sun Certified Java Programmer
  • etc.

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