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* '''Email''': [mailto:jsmith-AT-fedoraproject-DOT-org Jared's Email]
 
* '''Email''': [mailto:jsmith-AT-fedoraproject-DOT-org Jared's Email]
 
* '''IRC''': jsmith (in #fedora-docs, #fedora-admin, #asterisk-docs)
 
* '''IRC''': jsmith (in #fedora-docs, #fedora-admin, #asterisk-docs)
* '''GPG key''': Key ID 8B670B7A
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* '''Fedora Account''': jsmith
 
* '''Fedora Account''': jsmith
 
* '''Blog''': http://www.jaredsmith.net/
 
* '''Blog''': http://www.jaredsmith.net/
  
 
== Activities within Fedora ==
 
== Activities within Fedora ==
* I work for [http://redhat.com Red Hat] as the [[FPL|Fedora Project Leader]].
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* I work for [http://redhat.com Red Hat], and was previously the [[FPL|Fedora Project Leader]].
 
* I help out with the Fedora Docs project, and generally make a nuisance of myself.  I have a lot of experiece with DocBook publication toolchains, such as Publican.   
 
* I help out with the Fedora Docs project, and generally make a nuisance of myself.  I have a lot of experiece with DocBook publication toolchains, such as Publican.   
 
* I've also helped out on the Fedora Infrastructure team, mostly around the Fedora Talk server.  (I have *lots and lots* of experience with Asterisk and voice over IP.)
 
* I've also helped out on the Fedora Infrastructure team, mostly around the Fedora Talk server.  (I have *lots and lots* of experience with Asterisk and voice over IP.)
 
* I do my best to report bugs when I find them, and work with those responsible to ensure the problems get solved.
 
* I do my best to report bugs when I find them, and work with those responsible to ensure the problems get solved.
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* Be an effective bridge between the external volunteer contributor base and the contributor community inside Red Hat, such as RHEL engineers.
 
* Be an effective bridge between the external volunteer contributor base and the contributor community inside Red Hat, such as RHEL engineers.
 
* Lower contributor barriers to the absolute minimum, and encourage others to get involved in FOSS through Fedora.
 
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"The class was something like "Unix Basics" or something boring like that, but the teacher made the assignments interesting, by forcing you to work with others in the class to solve a problem. A typical assignment might go something like this: 'Joe, you write an awk script to take this file I give you and transform it to look like this -- Susie, you take that, and use grep and sed to do this to it, Jared -- you take that and write a Perl script to do this...' and so on. So not only did we learn the tools, we had to communicate our expectations and assumptions with the other members of our team."
 
"The class was something like "Unix Basics" or something boring like that, but the teacher made the assignments interesting, by forcing you to work with others in the class to solve a problem. A typical assignment might go something like this: 'Joe, you write an awk script to take this file I give you and transform it to look like this -- Susie, you take that, and use grep and sed to do this to it, Jared -- you take that and write a Perl script to do this...' and so on. So not only did we learn the tools, we had to communicate our expectations and assumptions with the other members of our team."
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Revision as of 11:25, 8 February 2012

Jared Smith
Jared Smith
Personal Information
Birthday:
Birthplace:
Home: http://jaredsmith.net/
Fedora Information
FAS name: jsmith
Fedora email: jsmith@fedoraproject.org
IRC nick: jsmith
IRC channels: #fedora-docs, #asterisk-doc, #asterisk-dev, #asterisk-bugs (and others)
Fedorapeople page: http://jsmith.fedorapeople.org
Miscellaneous Information
Private email:
GPG key: 210BDF5A
Homepage: http://www.jaredsmith.net/
Jabber:
RHCE Certificate: {{{rhce-cert}}}
RHCT Certificate: {{{rhct-cert}}}
Gtalk: {{{gtalk}}}
Twitter: http://twitter.com/{{{twitteruser}}}

My name is Jared Smith. I'm a big Linux geek. I enjoy systems administration, relational databases, web programming, and VoIP. I eat too many donuts, and don't blog as regularly as I should. I've managed small systems and large-scale networks (over 6500 servers and 800 network devices). As a college freshman, I once stuffed 26 jumbo marshmallows in my mouth to win a contest. Oh, and I wrote a book for O'Reilly on Asterisk and the future of telephony. For all the nitty gritty details, see http://www.jaredsmith.net/about/.

Contact

Activities within Fedora

  • I work for Red Hat, and was previously the Fedora Project Leader.
  • I help out with the Fedora Docs project, and generally make a nuisance of myself. I have a lot of experiece with DocBook publication toolchains, such as Publican.
  • I've also helped out on the Fedora Infrastructure team, mostly around the Fedora Talk server. (I have *lots and lots* of experience with Asterisk and voice over IP.)
  • I do my best to report bugs when I find them, and work with those responsible to ensure the problems get solved.