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

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.

Much of my current focus at work is around deploying OpenStack on x86 and PPC systems using Ansible.


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.