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Marcel Ribeiro Dantas

Brazil - LATAM

Birthday: October 4th

Location: Natal, RN


  • Brazilian Portuguese (native)
  • English (Fluent)
  • Italian (Intermediate)
  • Spanish (Basic)
  • German (Basic)
  • Russian (Basic)


Free Software advocate, Computer Engineering student and Biomedical Engineering researcher.

About Me

I'm a Computer Engineering student at UFRN and a undergraduate researcher at LAIS, the Laboratory for Technological Innovation in Healthcare.

I'm involved with Free Software and GNU/Linux for almost a decade and have contributed with some Free Software projects along the way. I have been trying a few GNU/Linux distributions but hadn't got the feeling of completeness.

So far, it seems like Fedora is the one I've been looking for all the time.


You can have a look at some of the researches I've been involved in clicking here.

How I can help

  • Talks

I have given talks on Free and Open Source Software since 2007. Along the time, I had the pleasant opportunity to speak to hundreds of people in several Federal Universities in Brazil like UFPE, UFC and UFRN beside several community events.

Based on that, one of my goals as Fedora Ambassador is to keep speaking about FOSS but focusing more on the GNU/Linux distribution I use and enjoy using, which is Fedora.

  • Translation

I can speak English and Italian reasonably well, beside Portuguese which is my native tongue. Some basics of German and Russian are among the languages I try to learn, so I can also help translating stuff.

  • Coding and packaging

I'm right now involved in a personal project which is mostly written in ShellScript. I know other programming languages too so I might also get involved in the development of some tool for Fedora.

RPMing software could also be a thing I'd enjoy doing :)


  • Email: mribeirodantas at
  • IRC: mribeirodantas @ - #fedora-br, #fedora, #git, #rhel, #bash, #postgresql, #postregsql-it, #postgresql-br
  • Website:
  • Fedora Account: mribeirodantas