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