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Haikel Guemar

Self Intro

  • Name: Haïkel Guémar
  • Location: Lyon, France
  • IRC nick: number80
  • I work as a senior software engineer (currently doing: Distributed middlewares for HPC and cloud computing)
  • I use Fedora as my main OS since 2003 and i'm a Fedora Packages Maintainer since 2006
  • Cloud WG/SIG member
  • Fedora Board member for F21-F22 releases
  • I hold a MSc in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science



  • application programming: C (Posix, Gtk+), C++ (Boost, Qt4, Gtkmm), Python (SciPy, Twisted), Objective-C.
  • web programming: python (turbogears, django), php
  • basic administration skills on servers: web, scm (svn, git, hg), databases (Postgres, MySQL) and workstations.
  • package monkey ^^

Participation in the Fedora Project

  • Fedora Collection as packager/sponsor
  • Fedora Usability as hacker (python, pygtk).
  • Welcoming new users (assistance through irc, forums, writing some documentation)
  • Fedora Ambassador (Lyon, France).
  • Member of Borsalinux-fr (French speaking contributors and users group)
  • Animate the Fedora Lyon monthly meetings (informal Local Fedora User Group).
  • Writer/Reviewer for Fedora-FR documentation project.
  • I wrote few articles about Fedora for local magazines.
  • Organization of a FedoraProject presence in JDLL (October) along with ambassadors BenoîtMarcellin, MaximeCarron and some fellow guys. JDLL (Journées Du Logiciel Libre| Free Software Days) hosts meetings between Free Software related actors (companies, associations, projects etc.) and public, many conferences.


  • Packages i currently maintain for Fedora:

  • I'm also a packager sponsor


If you build it... (Koji Success II) Speak Up! Flock 2013 Attendee If you build it... (Koji Success I) Is this thing on? (Updates-Testing I) Involvement You can call me "Patches" (SCM I) Tanked! Secretary General Junior Editor Ambassador Packager Sponsor You can call me "Patches" (SCM II) In Search of the Bull (Tester I) Riddle Me This Junior Badger (Badger I) Paranoid Panda Perceiving the Bull (Tester III) Associate Editor Discovery of the Footprints (Tester II) Bona Fide Mugshot Like a Rock (Updates-Stable I) Partners in Crime Badge Muse (Badge Ideas I) Flock 2013 Speaker Embryo Senior Editor Tadpole Egg Froglet Tadpole with Legs Catching the Bull (Tester IV) Vacation FOSDEM 2014 Attendee Baby Badger Proven Packager Let Me Introduce Myself Helping Hand Take this and call me in the morning Flock 2014 Attendee White Rabbit Dancing with Toshio Consolation Prize White Hat Senior Badger (Badger II) It still works! Crypto Badger The Blessing of the FPL Flock 2014 Speaker Party Pirate Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build I) Missed the Train What goes up... (Koji Failure I) What goes up... (Koji Failure II) Taming the Bull (Tester V) Macklemore (Tagger V) Grandmaster Package Tagger (Package Tagger V) Let's do lunch! Tagger (Tagger II) Curious Penguin (Ask Fedora I) Junior Tagger (Tagger I) The cat came back... Junior Package Tagger (Package Tagger I) Package Tagger (Package Tagger II) Crypto Panda If you build it... (Koji Success III) Flock Paparazzi Senior Tagger (Tagger III) Master Tagger (Tagger IV) Master Package Tagger (Package Tagger IV) Senior Package Tagger (Package Tagger III) Corporate Drone Chief Tagger (Tagger VI) ZOMG Tagger (Tagger VII) Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build III) ZOMG Package Tagger (Package Tagger VII) You can call me "Patches" (SCM III) Is this thing on? (Updates-Testing II) Like a Rock (Updates-Stable II) Chief Package Tagger (Package Tagger VI) Fedora 21 Change Accepted Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build II) What goes around comes around (Karma I) Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build IV) What goes up... (Koji Failure III) Science (Kernel Tester II) Override, you say? If you build it... (Koji Success IV) Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build V) Riding the Bull Home (Tester VI) Nom Nom Nom The Last Argument of Kings Flock 2015 Speaker Associate Badger (Badger 1.5) FOSDEM 2015 Attendee Parselmouth I Telegraphist (Upstream Release Monitoring I) The Bull Transcended (Tester VII) What goes around comes around (Karma II) Science (Kernel Tester I) Origin Flock 2015 Attendee Nuancier (F22) Binary Star Delivery Macaron (Cookie I) Master Badger (Badger III) Chocolate Chip (Cookie II) FOSDEM 2016 Attendee You can call me "Patches" (SCM IV) United Packages of Fedora You can pry it from my cold, dead hands Top 100 Top 25 Is this thing on? (Updates-Testing III) Like a Rock (Updates-Stable III) Top 500 Black and White (Cookie III) Horcrux DevConf 2016 Attendee Old Yeller Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build VI) Python SIG member Nuancier F24 Patches (SCM V) Parselmouth II Parselmouth III Adult Frog Flock 2016 Attendee Community Messenger I Flock 2016 Speaker Long Life to Pagure (Pagure VI) Summer Coder Nuancier F26 What goes around comes around (Karma III) Long Life to Pagure (Pagure I) Pizzelle (Cookie IV) All your $arch are belong to us (Koji Success V) Long Life to Pagure (Pagure II) Long Life to Pagure (Pagure IV) Long Life to Pagure (Pagure V) Long Life to Pagure (Pagure III) FOSDEM 2020 Attendee Master Editor I Voted: Fedora 32 Badge Junkie (Badger IV) I Voted: Fedora 33 iot-name-game