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= Jared Smith =
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My name is Jared Smith.  I'm a geek.
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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/.  I currently work for Endurance International (the parent company of web hosting firms such as Bluehost and Host Gator) doing open source outreach and technical oversight.
  
 
== Contact ==
 
== Contact ==
  
* '''Email''': [[MailTo(jaredsmith AT jaredsmith DOT net)]
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* '''Email''': [mailto:jsmith-AT-fedoraproject-DOT-org Jared's Email]
* '''IRC''': jsmith (in #fedora-docs, #asterisk-doc, #asterisk-dev, #asterisk-bugs)
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* '''IRC''': jsmith (in #fedora-docs, #fedora-admin, #asterisk-docs)
* '''GPG key''': Key ID 8B670B7A
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* '''GPG key''': Key ID 210BDF5A
 
* '''Fedora Account''': jsmith
 
* '''Fedora Account''': jsmith
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* '''Blog''': http://www.jaredsmith.net/
  
 
== Activities within Fedora ==
 
== Activities within Fedora ==
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* I was the [[FPL|Fedora Project Leader]] for two years.
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* 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. 
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* 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.)
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* 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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* Oversee the entire Fedora Project -- if it's in Fedora, ultimately I'm accountable for it.
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* Work with the Fedora Program Manager [[user:JohnPoelstra|John Poelstra]], Fedora Engineering Manager [[user:spot|Tom "Spot" Callaway]], and the Community Architecture team to make sure that Fedora is making constant, substantial progress in its mission to advance free and open source software.
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* Chair the [[Board| Fedora Project Board]], and ensure that the Board is effectively advising and guiding the Fedora Project where needed.
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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.
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* Lower contributor barriers to the absolute minimum, and encourage others to get involved in FOSS through Fedora.
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== Education Background ==
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Jared graduated in 2001 from Utah State University with a degree in Computer Engineering.
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His fondest memory of his USU education involves a course taught by [http://digital.cs.usu.edu/~allan/ Professor Stephen J. Allan]:
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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."
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* I help out with the Fedora Docs project, and generally make a nuisance of myself
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== Badges ==
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To hightlight some of the work I've done in Fedora, here are the badges I've accumulated:
  
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{{ #fedorabadges: jsmith }}
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Latest revision as of 20:39, 25 March 2014

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: https://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: https://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/. I currently work for Endurance International (the parent company of web hosting firms such as Bluehost and Host Gator) doing open source outreach and technical oversight.

[edit] Contact

[edit] Activities within Fedora

  • I was the Fedora Project Leader for two years.
  • 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.


[edit] Badges

To hightlight some of the work I've done in Fedora, here are the badges I've accumulated:


Speak Up! Junior Editor Flock 2013 Attendee Involvement Tanked! Crypto Panda You can call me "Patches" (SCM I) If you build it... (Koji Success I) Bona Fide You can call me "Patches" (SCM II) If you build it... (Koji Success II) Junior Badger (Badger I) Mugshot Ambassador FUDCon Cusco Nuancier Is this thing on? (Updates-Testing II) Is this thing on? (Updates-Testing I) Embryo Like a Rock (Updates-Stable I) Like a Rock (Updates-Stable II) Flock 2013 Speaker In Search of the Bull (Tester I) Bloggin' it! (Planet III) Bloggin' it! (Planet I) Bloggin' it! (Planet II) Baby Badger Tagger (Tagger II) Senior Tagger (Tagger III) Junior Tagger (Tagger I) Tadpole Egg Tadpole with Legs Apex White Hat Take this and call me in the morning Novice (Wordsmith I) Discovery of the Footprints (Tester II) Secretary General Vacation Associate Editor No Longer a Ronin Sensei Let Me Introduce Myself White Rabbit Proven Packager Froglet The Blessing of the FPL Keepin Fedora Beautiful (F21) Flock 2014 Speaker Helping Hand If you build it... (Koji Success III) What goes around comes around (Karma I) Senior Badger (Badger II) Flock 2014 Attendee Party Pirate Science (Kernel Tester I) Flock Paparazzi Dancing with Toshio Nuancier 21 Def Keepin Fedora Beautiful (F21) What goes up... (Koji Failure I) Readiness Shellshocked Fedora Docs FAD 2014 Perceiving the Bull (Tester III) Corporate Drone What goes around comes around (Karma II) What goes up... (Koji Failure II) You can call me "Patches" (SCM III) FUDCon Managua FUDCon Pune 2015 Attendee FUDCon Pune 2015 Speaker Package Tagger (Package Tagger II) Junior Package Tagger (Package Tagger I) Senior Package Tagger (Package Tagger III) Associate Badger (Badger 1.5) DevConf 2015 Attendee OSCON 2015 Attendee Macaron (Cookie I) Science (Kernel Tester II) nuancier-f22 Origin Delivery Telegraphist (Upstream Release Monitoring I) Chocolate Chip (Cookie II) Is this thing on? (Updates-Testing III)