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Major Hayden
Major Hayden
Personal Information
Birthday: {{{birthday}}}
Home: Texas, USA
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FAS-Name: mhayden
Miscellaneous Information
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GPG-Key: {{{gpg}}}
IRC: mhayden on Freenode in
#fedora, #centos, #rhel, #rackspace, #systemd
Badges (119)
Like a Rock (Updates-Stable I) Involvement Junior Badger (Badger I) Mugshot Secretary General Ambassador Speak Up! Bloggin' it! (Planet I) Bloggin' it! (Planet III) Bloggin' it! (Planet II) Bloggin' it! (Planet IV) In Search of the Bull (Tester I) Nuancier Embryo Bob Loblaw (Planet V) Tadpole If you build it... (Koji Success I) The cat came back... Old Yeller Egg Bona Fide You can call me "Patches" (SCM I) Baby Badger Heartbleed Buster Keepin Fedora Beautiful (F21) Associate Editor Discovery of the Footprints (Tester II) The Blessing of the FPL Science (Kernel Tester I) Let Me Introduce Myself Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build I) You can call me "Patches" (SCM II) Junior Editor Is this thing on? (Updates-Testing I) If you build it... (Koji Success II) Flock 2015 Attendee Blog Lobber (Planet VI) What goes up... (Koji Failure I) Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build II) Corporate Drone Fedora at RH Summit, 2015 Catching the Bull (Tester IV) Macaron (Cookie I) Associate Badger (Badger 1.5) Flock 2015 Speaker Nom Nom Nom Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build III) What goes around comes around (Karma I) Origin Take this and call me in the morning Perceiving the Bull (Tester III) What goes up... (Koji Failure II) Crypto Panda Crypto Badger Junior Tagger (Tagger I) Curious Penguin (Ask Fedora II) Tagger (Tagger II) Curious Penguin (Ask Fedora I) Telegraphist (Upstream Release Monitoring I) White Rabbit Vacation Senior Badger (Badger II) Horcrux Paranoid Panda Riddle Me This Junior Package Tagger (Package Tagger I) Missed the Train Senior Tagger (Tagger III) Package Tagger (Package Tagger II) Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build V) Taming the Bull (Tester V) Senior Package Tagger (Package Tagger III) Science (Kernel Tester II) Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build IV) Is this thing on? (Updates-Testing II) Keepin Fedora Beautiful (F23) You can call me "Patches" (SCM III) If you build it... (Koji Success III) Nuancier F23 Like a Rock (Updates-Stable II) Riding the Bull Home (Tester VI) Mirror, Mirror on the Wall Helping Hand Partners in Crime The Bull Transcended (Tester VII) Senior Editor Both Bull and Self Transcended (Tester VIII) Top 100 Extra!  Extra! Clickbait (Fedora Magazine I) Clickbait (Fedora Magazine II) Nuancier F24 Top 500 Tadpole with Legs What goes around comes around (Karma II) Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build VI) It still works! Reaching the Source (Tester IX) Red Hat Summit 2016 Parselmouth I Master Badger (Badger III) Chocolate Chip (Cookie II) Keepin Fedora Beautiful (F25) Red Hat Summit 2018 Nuancier F26 Red Hat Summit 2017 Blag Dragster (Planet VII) I Voted: Fedora 31 DevConf 2019 Attendee I Voted: Fedora 30 Return to Society (Tester X) 2020 Attendee Long Life to Pagure (Pagure II) Long Life to Pagure (Pagure V) Long Life to Pagure (Pagure I) I Voted: Fedora 32 Long Life to Pagure (Pagure VI) Long Life to Pagure (Pagure IV) Long Life to Pagure (Pagure III)

About me

I work for Rackspace as a Principal Architect and my roots are in system administration, virtualization, and software development. I enjoy teaching and tinkering with servers, networking equipment and Android phones.


I maintain a few Fedora packages and I'm on the Fedora Security Team. A bunch of my Fedora-related blog posts are up on Fedora Planet and you can learn how I use Fedora in the Fedora magazine. Serving on the Fedora board was an awesome experience!

Finding Me

  • IRC: mhayden on Freenode
  • Blog:
  • Resume:
  • E-mail: major at mhtx dot net (personal) or major dot hayden at rackspace dot com (business)
  • GTalk: majorh at gmail dot com

My GPG fingerprint is 1BF9 9264 9596 0033 698C 252B 7370 51E0 C101 1FB1 and you can also find me on Keybase.