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== OSS related work ==
 
  
I dedicated and will still dedicate a large part of my time to the Ambassador Membership Service [[Ambassadors/SteeringCommittee#Task_Groups|(AMA)]], where i guide new Contributors as a sponsor and mentor into the Fedora Project. And my other "everyday" Job is to maintain the ambassador-mailing-list as Administrator. I am a elected Member of the [[Ambassadors/SteeringCommittee|Fedora Ambassadors Steering Committee]] and act as the ViceChair.<br/>
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== My Fedora Events since 2005 ==
To increase the Quality of the Ambassador Membership Process, i have developed and helped FAmSCo to establish the new approval process. I work on Fedora to bring in or bring back OSS Security Test Applications like dsniff or others, trying new [http://kitall.blogspot.com/2008/03/recover-from-hat-trick-and-new-work.html MarketingMaterials] producing [http://spevack.livejournal.com/63469.html SWAG] for us - or work as PressOfficer for the Fedora EMEA e.V. and help as one of the few Fedora in Library Activists. I initiated a few things which today are essential parts within Fedora Ambassadors, like the [[Ambassadors/PoloShirt | AmbassadorPolo]] or the well known generic Posterdesigns from [http://mihmo.livejournal.com/52591.html MairinDuffy]. Promoting Fedora on Events is also a major part of a Ambassador and so i work as organizer, driver, helper, slogger, promoter on a lot [[JoergSimon#Fedora_Events_Pics | Events]] every year, supported by my Company, [http://www.hic.de HIC AG]. In the other Hand i work on OpenSource Projects like the LDAP Workgroup BW.
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Can be found at http://jsimon.fedorapeople.org/events/
  
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== OSS related work ==
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I work on Fedora - since 2005 - to bring in or bring back OSS Security Test Applications like dsniff, unicornscan or others along with the [https://fedorahosted.org/security-spin/ Fedora Security Lab] as the current maintainer of the [http://spins.fedoraproject.org/security/ Fedora Security Spin]. I served as [[Board#Emeritus_Members | Member]] of the [[Board | Fedora Board]] in 2010-2011 and as the [[FAmSCo_history#Jan_2009_-_Dec_2009 | FAmSCo Chair]] till December 2010 for the [https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-ambassadors-list/2009-December/msg00234.html Fedora Ambassadors Steering Committee]. To increase the Quality of the Ambassador Membership Process, i developed and established a [[Ambassadors_Join_choose_a_mentor | new mentoring process]]. Till recently i dedicated a large part of my time to the Ambassador Membership Service [https://fedorahosted.org/fama/ (FAMA)] to guide new Contributors as a sponsor and mentor into the Fedora Project. And my other "everyday" Job in Fedora is to take care of the [[User:Jsimon/community_credit_card_report | EMEA Budget and Payments]] to [[Reimbursements |reimburse]] our Contributors and [[sponsoring_event_attendees]] - i also worked out the [[User:Jsimon/draft_community_credit_card_process | Community Credit Card Process]] and i also maintain some fedora mailing lists as Administrator.
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Besides all this i always try new [http://kitall.blogspot.com/2008/03/recover-from-hat-trick-and-new-work.html MarketingMaterials] producing [http://spevack.livejournal.com/63469.html SWAG] for us - or work as PressOfficer for the Fedora EMEA e.V. and help as one of the few Fedora in Library Activists. I initiated a few things which today are essential parts within Fedora Ambassadors, like the [[Ambassadors/PoloShirt | AmbassadorPolo]] or the well known generic Posterdesigns from [http://mihmo.livejournal.com/52591.html MairinDuffy]. Promoting Fedora on Events is also a major part of a Ambassador and so i work as organizer, driver, helper, slogger, promoter on a lot [[JoergSimon#Fedora_Events_Pics | Events]] every year, supported by my Company, [http://www.hic.de HIC AG].
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I contribute also to other OpenSource Projects like the LDAP Workgroup BW or the [http://www.isecom.org/team.shtml Institute for Security and Open Methodologies]
  
* Vice Chairman [[Ambassadors/SteeringCommittee|Fedora Ambassadors Steering Committee]]
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* [[User:Jsimon/community_credit_card_report | EMEA Finances]]
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* [[Board | Fedora Board Member]]
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* Chairman [[FAmSCo_history#Jan_2009_-_Dec_2009|Fedora Ambassadors Steering Committee]] till Dec 2010
 
* [http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Mentors Mentor for new Ambassadors]  
 
* [http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Mentors Mentor for new Ambassadors]  
 
* [http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Ambassadors/MembershipService Sponsor for Fedora Ambassador Membership Service]
 
* [http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Ambassadors/MembershipService Sponsor for Fedora Ambassador Membership Service]
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* [http://www.simline.de/person Linuxtag 2006]  
 
* [http://www.simline.de/person Linuxtag 2006]  
 
* [http://clunixchit.blogspot.com/2006/12/fad-day-two-hattrick-planned.html FAD EMEA 2006]  
 
* [http://clunixchit.blogspot.com/2006/12/fad-day-two-hattrick-planned.html FAD EMEA 2006]  
* [http://fedoranews.org/cms/node/2705 FOSDEM Brüssel 2007]  
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* [http://fedoranews.org/cms/node/2705 FOSDEM 2007]  
 
* [http://jsimon.fedorapeople.org/clt07.html CLT 2007]  
 
* [http://jsimon.fedorapeople.org/clt07.html CLT 2007]  
 
* [http://fedoranews.org/cms/node/2849 Linuxtag 2007]  
 
* [http://fedoranews.org/cms/node/2849 Linuxtag 2007]  
 
* [http://jsimon.fedorapeople.org/FAD3.pdf FAD EMEA 2007]  
 
* [http://jsimon.fedorapeople.org/FAD3.pdf FAD EMEA 2007]  
* [http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FedoraEvents/FOSDEM/FOSDEM2008 FOSDEM Brüssel 2008]  
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* [http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FedoraEvents/FOSDEM/FOSDEM2008 FOSDEM 2008]  
 
* [http://chemnitzer.linux-tage.de/2008/live/detail.html?idx=133 CLT 2008] [http://kitall.blogspot.com/2008/02/clt08-preparation.html Preparation]  [http://kitall.blogspot.com/2008/03/clt08-stormy-day-1.html Day1]  [http://kitall.blogspot.com/2008/03/clt08-day2.html Day2]  
 
* [http://chemnitzer.linux-tage.de/2008/live/detail.html?idx=133 CLT 2008] [http://kitall.blogspot.com/2008/02/clt08-preparation.html Preparation]  [http://kitall.blogspot.com/2008/03/clt08-stormy-day-1.html Day1]  [http://kitall.blogspot.com/2008/03/clt08-day2.html Day2]  
 
* [http://www.openexpo.ch/openexpo-2008-bern/opensourceprojekte/ Open Expo Bern 2008]  [http://kitall.blogspot.com/2008/03/open-expo-day1.html Day1] , [http://kitall.blogspot.com/2008/03/open-expo-day-2.html Day2]
 
* [http://www.openexpo.ch/openexpo-2008-bern/opensourceprojekte/ Open Expo Bern 2008]  [http://kitall.blogspot.com/2008/03/open-expo-day1.html Day1] , [http://kitall.blogspot.com/2008/03/open-expo-day-2.html Day2]
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* [http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FedoraEvents/LinuxTag/LinuxTag2008 Linuxtag 2008], [http://kitall.blogspot.com/2008/05/linuxtag-logistic.html Day0], [http://kitall.blogspot.com/2008/05/fedora-on-linuxtag-day1.html Day1], [http://kitall.blogspot.com/2008/05/linuxtag-fedora-track.html Day3], [http://kitall.blogspot.com/2008/06/finale-linuxtag08.html Day4]
 
* [http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FedoraEvents/LinuxTag/LinuxTag2008 Linuxtag 2008], [http://kitall.blogspot.com/2008/05/linuxtag-logistic.html Day0], [http://kitall.blogspot.com/2008/05/fedora-on-linuxtag-day1.html Day1], [http://kitall.blogspot.com/2008/05/linuxtag-fedora-track.html Day3], [http://kitall.blogspot.com/2008/06/finale-linuxtag08.html Day4]
 
* [[FAD/FADEMEA2008|FAD EMEA 2008]], [http://jsimon.fedorapeople.org/fad08.pdf Administration&Mentoring Presentation]
 
* [[FAD/FADEMEA2008|FAD EMEA 2008]], [http://jsimon.fedorapeople.org/fad08.pdf Administration&Mentoring Presentation]
* [http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FedoraEvents/FOSDEM/FOSDEM2009 FOSDEM Brüssel 2009], [http://kitall.blogspot.com/2009/02/fosdem-day0.html Day0], [http://kitall.blogspot.com/2009/02/fosdem-impressions-day1.html Day1], [http://kitall.blogspot.com/2009/02/fosdem-day2.html Day2]
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* [http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FedoraEvents/FOSDEM/FOSDEM2009 FOSDEM 2009], [http://kitall.blogspot.com/2009/02/fosdem-day0.html Day0], [http://kitall.blogspot.com/2009/02/fosdem-impressions-day1.html Day1], [http://kitall.blogspot.com/2009/02/fosdem-day2.html Day2]
 
* [http://chemnitzer.linux-tage.de/2009/live/detail.html?idx=17 CLT 2009] [http://kitall.blogspot.com/2009/03/clt-time-day0.html Preparation], [http://kitall.blogspot.com/2009/03/chemnitzer-linuxtage-2009-day-1.html], [http://kitall.blogspot.com/2009/03/chemnitzer-linuxtage-day2-interview.html]
 
* [http://chemnitzer.linux-tage.de/2009/live/detail.html?idx=17 CLT 2009] [http://kitall.blogspot.com/2009/03/clt-time-day0.html Preparation], [http://kitall.blogspot.com/2009/03/chemnitzer-linuxtage-2009-day-1.html], [http://kitall.blogspot.com/2009/03/chemnitzer-linuxtage-day2-interview.html]
 
* [http://www.linuxtag.org/2009/de/program/fudcon.html LinuxTag 2009] [http://kitall.blogspot.com/2009/06/linuxtag-berlin-2009.html Preparation]
 
* [http://www.linuxtag.org/2009/de/program/fudcon.html LinuxTag 2009] [http://kitall.blogspot.com/2009/06/linuxtag-berlin-2009.html Preparation]
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* [http://kitall.blogspot.com/2009/09/open-expo-winterthur-day1.html Open Expo Winterthur 2009]
 
* [http://kitall.blogspot.com/2009/09/open-expo-winterthur-day1.html Open Expo Winterthur 2009]
 
* [https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FAD_EMEA_2009 FAD EMEA 2009] [http://kitall.blogspot.com/2009/09/fad-emea-2009.html], [http://kitall.blogspot.com/2009/09/fad-emea-2009-day2.html], [http://kitall.blogspot.com/2009/09/back-from-fad-2009.html]
 
* [https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FAD_EMEA_2009 FAD EMEA 2009] [http://kitall.blogspot.com/2009/09/fad-emea-2009.html], [http://kitall.blogspot.com/2009/09/fad-emea-2009-day2.html], [http://kitall.blogspot.com/2009/09/back-from-fad-2009.html]
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* [http://kitall.blogspot.com/2009/11/open-source-expo-karlsruhe.html Open Source Expo Karlsruhe 2009]
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* [http://kitall.blogspot.com/2009/12/fossin-is-started.html foss.in 2009 Bangalore], [http://kitall.blogspot.com/2009/12/fedora-gang.html], [http://kitall.blogspot.com/2009/12/fossin-day-1.html], [http://kitall.blogspot.com/2009/12/fossin-day-2-is-running.html], [http://kitall.blogspot.com/2009/12/fossin-day3.html], [http://kitall.blogspot.com/2009/12/fossin-day4.html], [http://kitall.blogspot.com/2009/12/foss.html], [http://foss.in/2009/schedules/talkdetailspub.php?talkid=32]
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* [http://kitall.blogspot.com/2010/02/fosdem-2010.html FOSDEM 2010]
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* [http://kitall.blogspot.com/2010/03/open-expo-2010-bern.html Open Expo 2010]
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* [http://kitall.blogspot.com/2010/03/clt-day2.html Chemnitzer Linuxtage 2010]
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* [http://kitall.blogspot.com/2010/11/fad-rheinfelden-2010.html Fedora Activity Day Rheinfelden 2010],[http://kitall.blogspot.com/2010/11/fad-rheinfelden-meeting-minutes-for-now.html]
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* [http://kitall.blogspot.com/2011/01/fudcon-tempe-2011-1day.html FUDCon Tempe 2011], [http://kitall.blogspot.com/2011/01/fudcon-tempe-2011-looong-travel.html], [http://kitall.blogspot.com/2011/01/fudcon-tempe-2011-state-of-union.html], [http://kitall.blogspot.com/2011/01/fudcon-tempe-2011-after-talk.html], [http://kitall.blogspot.com/2011/01/fudpub-tempe-2011.html], [http://kitall.blogspot.com/2011/01/fudcon-day2.html], [http://kitall.blogspot.com/2011/02/fudcon-follow-up.html], [http://kitall.blogspot.com/2011/02/fudcon-day3.html]
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* [[Chemnitzer_Linuxtage_2011]], [http://kitall.blogspot.com/2010/02/fosdem-2010.html], [http://kitall.blogspot.com/2011/03/clt-day1.html], [http://kitall.blogspot.com/2011/03/chemnitzer-linuxtage-2011.html]
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* [[FUDCon:EMEA_2011_Bid_Budapest]]
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* [[Fedora_Round_Table:Budapest_2011-8-27]] [http://kitall.blogspot.com/2011/08/i-am-back-from-fedora-round-table.html]
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* [http://fudcon.in/sessions/fedora-security-lab-and-osstmm FUDCon Pune/India 2011], [http://kitall.blogspot.com/2011/11/fudcon-pune-2011-travel-stay-in-mumbai.html], [http://kitall.blogspot.com/2011/11/fudcon-pune-2011-transfer-to-pune.html], [http://kitall.blogspot.com/2011/11/fudcon-pune-2011-day-1.html], [http://kitall.blogspot.com/2011/11/fudcon-pune-2011-day-2-started.html], [http://kitall.blogspot.com/2011/11/fudcon-pune-2011-my-slides.html]
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* [http://kitall.blogspot.de/search?q=nullcon&max-results=20&by-date=true nullcon Delhi 2012]
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===Future plans===
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=== Future plans ===
 
* enhance Fedora´s presence in underrepresented Regions - concrete: a translation marathon in Kyrgyzstan in 2010 and more focus on Africa! On a longterm, turn more and more of the white spaces on the worldmap into blue.
 
* enhance Fedora´s presence in underrepresented Regions - concrete: a translation marathon in Kyrgyzstan in 2010 and more focus on Africa! On a longterm, turn more and more of the white spaces on the worldmap into blue.
 
* improve the Membership and regional Mentoring Process
 
* improve the Membership and regional Mentoring Process
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Joerg Simon was born in  1971 in Gera, Thüringen (East-Germany). He lives in Baden-Württemberg with his wife Sabine. His first contact with IT related stuff was in the middle 80's ([http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/KC_85 KC85] ) at School. In the early 90's he joined the German Army for 12 years where he was NCO (Rank E-8) in a data processing unit in the first 4 years and trained and worked in programming on UNIX Mainframe Computers. He changed the unit and attended a UNIX based GIS System ([http://www.deutschesheer.de/portal/a/heer/kcxml/04_Sj9SPykssy0xPLMnMz0vM0Y_QjzKLNzSLtzB0BslB2Rb6kZiiBs5IokEpqfre-r4e-bmp-gH6BbmhEeWOjooAL_Mmaw!!/delta/base64xml/L2dJQSEvUUt3QS80SVVFLzZfMTZfOEE1?yw_contentURL=/C1256F870054206E/W269WHTG810INFODE/content.jsp HEROS] ) for display location and situation in battle scenarios. During the last 4 years he led the Information Management Department in the same Unit and improved his knowledge in IT Security. At the same time in 1996 he worked with several Linux Distributions to join smaller units on one regional Information System , supported by a colleague and friend ([http://www.web42.com/crenz crenz] ). After his time in the Army he worked 2 years as an instructor and promoted Linux in several presentations and scripts. During this period he evolved to dedicate a part of his life to the foss world. In 2004 he changed to HIC AG as a Security Consultant.
 
Joerg Simon was born in  1971 in Gera, Thüringen (East-Germany). He lives in Baden-Württemberg with his wife Sabine. His first contact with IT related stuff was in the middle 80's ([http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/KC_85 KC85] ) at School. In the early 90's he joined the German Army for 12 years where he was NCO (Rank E-8) in a data processing unit in the first 4 years and trained and worked in programming on UNIX Mainframe Computers. He changed the unit and attended a UNIX based GIS System ([http://www.deutschesheer.de/portal/a/heer/kcxml/04_Sj9SPykssy0xPLMnMz0vM0Y_QjzKLNzSLtzB0BslB2Rb6kZiiBs5IokEpqfre-r4e-bmp-gH6BbmhEeWOjooAL_Mmaw!!/delta/base64xml/L2dJQSEvUUt3QS80SVVFLzZfMTZfOEE1?yw_contentURL=/C1256F870054206E/W269WHTG810INFODE/content.jsp HEROS] ) for display location and situation in battle scenarios. During the last 4 years he led the Information Management Department in the same Unit and improved his knowledge in IT Security. At the same time in 1996 he worked with several Linux Distributions to join smaller units on one regional Information System , supported by a colleague and friend ([http://www.web42.com/crenz crenz] ). After his time in the Army he worked 2 years as an instructor and promoted Linux in several presentations and scripts. During this period he evolved to dedicate a part of his life to the foss world. In 2004 he changed to HIC AG as a Security Consultant.
 
From 2004 to 2006 he joined the ldap workgroup of bwcon:boss to work on new schemes, new concepts and to encourage and enable the ldap interoperapility between different foss projects.
 
From 2004 to 2006 he joined the ldap workgroup of bwcon:boss to work on new schemes, new concepts and to encourage and enable the ldap interoperapility between different foss projects.
Also during that time he joined the Fedora project. Starting with his first FUDCon in 2005, he is contributing to multiple groups in the Fedora Project, where he also serves as the FAmSCo ViceChair. He is one of the founding members of the Fedora EMEA e.V. NPO. His main focus in Fedora today is: the work on Community Development, the Fedora Security Spin, Fedora mailing list and membership administration and working on strong support for Fedora in the former eastern bloc.
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Also during that time he joined the Fedora project. Starting with his first FUDCon in 2005, he is contributing to multiple groups in the Fedora Project - doing administrative work as a former FAmSCo Chair and a Fedora Board Member. He is one of the founding members of the Fedora EMEA e.V. NPO. His main focus in Fedora today is: the work on Community Development, the Fedora Security Spin, Fedora mailing list and membership administration and working on strong support for Fedora in the former eastern bloc.
 
With his involvement in the OSSTMM, he recently initiated a german localization project and work's on a special customized OSSTMM Security-Live-System based on Fedora.
 
With his involvement in the OSSTMM, he recently initiated a german localization project and work's on a special customized OSSTMM Security-Live-System based on Fedora.
 
== Fedora Events Pics ==
 
* [http://jsimon.fedorapeople.org/lt05 LinuxTag/FUDCon2 Karlsruhe 2005 Pictures]
 
* [http://www.simline.de/person LinuxTag Wiesbaden 2006 Pictures]
 
* [http://jsimon.fedorapeople.org/lt07 LinuxTag Berlin 2007 Pictures]
 
* [http://jsimon.fedorapeople.org/lt08 LinuxTag Berlin 2008 Pictures] 
 
* [http://jsimon.fedorapeople.org/fudcon09 LinuxTag Berlin 2009 Pictures + FUDCon Berlin 09]
 
* [http://www.simline.de/simon Fedora Ambassadors Day 2006 Pictures]
 
* [http://jsimon.fedorapeople.org/FAD_2007_js.tar.gz Fedora Ambassadors Day 2007 Pictures]
 
* [http://jsimon.fedorapeople.org/fad08 Fedora Ambassadors Day 2008 Pictures]
 
* [http://jsimon.fedorapeople.org/FAD09 Fedora Ambassadors Day 2009 Pictures]
 
* [http://www.simline.de/fosdem FOSDEM Brüssel 2007 Pictures]
 
* [http://www.simline.de/Fosdem08 FOSDEM Brüssel 2008 Pictures]
 
* [http://jsimon.fedorapeople.org/fosdem09 FOSDEM Brüssel 2009 Pictures]
 
* [http://www.simline.de/clt CLT 2007 Pictures]
 
* [http://www.simline.de/CLT08 CLT 2008 Pictures]
 
* [http://jsimon.fedorapeople.org/clt09g CLT 2009 Pictures]
 
* [http://www.simline.de/OpenExpo08/ OpenExpo 2008 Bern]
 
* [http://jsimon.fedorapeople.org/openexpo08_w OpenExpo 2008 Zuerich/Winterthur]
 
* [http://jsimon.fedorapeople.org/OpenExpo2009 OpenExpo 2009 Zuerich/Winterthur]
 
  
 
== Awards&Certifications ==
 
== Awards&Certifications ==
 
* [http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Ambassadors/Awards Fedora Ambassadors Recognition Awards March2007]  
 
* [http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Ambassadors/Awards Fedora Ambassadors Recognition Awards March2007]  
* [http://www.isecom.org/projects/opst.shtml OSSTMM Professional Security Tester Accredited Certification (OPST)]
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* [http://www.isecom.org/certification/opst.html OSSTMM Professional Security Tester Accredited Certification (OPST)]
 
* RHCA Exams EX436&EX423 <BR>([http://www.redhat.com/training/certification/verify/?rhce_cert_display:certno=809003159109083&rhce_cert_display:verify_cb=Verify Verify my Redhat Exams] )
 
* RHCA Exams EX436&EX423 <BR>([http://www.redhat.com/training/certification/verify/?rhce_cert_display:certno=809003159109083&rhce_cert_display:verify_cb=Verify Verify my Redhat Exams] )
 
* RHCE
 
* RHCE

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Contents

My Fedora Events since 2005

Can be found at http://jsimon.fedorapeople.org/events/

OSS related work

I work on Fedora - since 2005 - to bring in or bring back OSS Security Test Applications like dsniff, unicornscan or others along with the Fedora Security Lab as the current maintainer of the Fedora Security Spin. I served as Member of the Fedora Board in 2010-2011 and as the FAmSCo Chair till December 2010 for the Fedora Ambassadors Steering Committee. To increase the Quality of the Ambassador Membership Process, i developed and established a new mentoring process. Till recently i dedicated a large part of my time to the Ambassador Membership Service (FAMA) to guide new Contributors as a sponsor and mentor into the Fedora Project. And my other "everyday" Job in Fedora is to take care of the EMEA Budget and Payments to reimburse our Contributors and sponsoring_event_attendees - i also worked out the Community Credit Card Process and i also maintain some fedora mailing lists as Administrator.

Besides all this i always try new MarketingMaterials producing SWAG for us - or work as PressOfficer for the Fedora EMEA e.V. and help as one of the few Fedora in Library Activists. I initiated a few things which today are essential parts within Fedora Ambassadors, like the AmbassadorPolo or the well known generic Posterdesigns from MairinDuffy. Promoting Fedora on Events is also a major part of a Ambassador and so i work as organizer, driver, helper, slogger, promoter on a lot Events every year, supported by my Company, HIC AG. I contribute also to other OpenSource Projects like the LDAP Workgroup BW or the Institute for Security and Open Methodologies



Future plans

  • enhance Fedora´s presence in underrepresented Regions - concrete: a translation marathon in Kyrgyzstan in 2010 and more focus on Africa! On a longterm, turn more and more of the white spaces on the worldmap into blue.
  • improve the Membership and regional Mentoring Process
  • establish better regional Leadership
  • establish measurability not only for Membership also for Success of Events
  • Establish liasons to other subprojects - especally to marketing, artwork and docs!
  • Invent new ways to encourage people to contribute to the Fedora Project

Person

Joerg Simon was born in 1971 in Gera, Thüringen (East-Germany). He lives in Baden-Württemberg with his wife Sabine. His first contact with IT related stuff was in the middle 80's (KC85 ) at School. In the early 90's he joined the German Army for 12 years where he was NCO (Rank E-8) in a data processing unit in the first 4 years and trained and worked in programming on UNIX Mainframe Computers. He changed the unit and attended a UNIX based GIS System (HEROS ) for display location and situation in battle scenarios. During the last 4 years he led the Information Management Department in the same Unit and improved his knowledge in IT Security. At the same time in 1996 he worked with several Linux Distributions to join smaller units on one regional Information System , supported by a colleague and friend (crenz ). After his time in the Army he worked 2 years as an instructor and promoted Linux in several presentations and scripts. During this period he evolved to dedicate a part of his life to the foss world. In 2004 he changed to HIC AG as a Security Consultant. From 2004 to 2006 he joined the ldap workgroup of bwcon:boss to work on new schemes, new concepts and to encourage and enable the ldap interoperapility between different foss projects. Also during that time he joined the Fedora project. Starting with his first FUDCon in 2005, he is contributing to multiple groups in the Fedora Project - doing administrative work as a former FAmSCo Chair and a Fedora Board Member. He is one of the founding members of the Fedora EMEA e.V. NPO. His main focus in Fedora today is: the work on Community Development, the Fedora Security Spin, Fedora mailing list and membership administration and working on strong support for Fedora in the former eastern bloc. With his involvement in the OSSTMM, he recently initiated a german localization project and work's on a special customized OSSTMM Security-Live-System based on Fedora.

Awards&Certifications