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= Sandro "red" Mathys =
 
= Sandro "red" Mathys =
  
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== About myself ==
 
== About myself ==
  
[[Image:SandroMathys_SandroMathys-head.png|Sandro Mathys|right]]
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* '''Name''': Sandro Mathys
 
* '''Name''': Sandro Mathys
* '''Nickname''': red_alert or simply red
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* '''Nickname''': red_alert or red
* '''Location''': [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berne Bern] , [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Switzerland Switzerland]  
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* '''Location''': [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zurich Zurich] , [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Switzerland Switzerland]  
 
* '''Time zone''': [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_European_Time CET]  ([http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coordinated_Universal_Time UTC] +01:00) and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_European_Summer_Time CEST]  ([http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coordinated_Universal_Time UTC] +02:00) during summers.
 
* '''Time zone''': [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_European_Time CET]  ([http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coordinated_Universal_Time UTC] +01:00) and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_European_Summer_Time CEST]  ([http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coordinated_Universal_Time UTC] +02:00) during summers.
 
* '''Year of birth''': 1985
 
* '''Year of birth''': 1985
 
* '''Languages''': English and (Swiss-)German
 
* '''Languages''': English and (Swiss-)German
* '''Education''':
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* '''Education''': Graduate Engineer in Enterprise Computing
** Graduate Engineer in Enterprise Computing
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* '''Profession''': (Fedora / Red Hat Enterprise) Linux Systems Engineer at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich ([https://www.ethz.ch/index_EN ETHZ]), Switzerland
** Student for the Master of Science in Business Information Systems
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* '''Certifications''': [http://www.redhat.com/certification/rhct/ RHCT] and [http://www.redhat.com/certification/rhce/ RHCE]
* '''Profession''': (JavaEE) Software Engineer at [http://noser.com/ Noser Engineering AG] near Bern, Switzerland
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* '''Awards''': [http://www.redhat.com/promo/summit/2010/awards/rhce/ European RHCE of the Year 2010]
  
 
=== Contact ===
 
=== Contact ===
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* '''Email''': [mailto:&#114;&#101;&#100;&#064;&#102;&#101;&#100;&#111;&#114;&#097;&#112;&#114;&#111;&#106;&#101;&#099;&#116;&#046;&#111;&#114;&#103; &#114;&#101;&#100;&#064;&#102;&#101;&#100;&#111;&#114;&#097;&#112;&#114;&#111;&#106;&#101;&#099;&#116;&#046;&#111;&#114;&#103;]   
 
* '''Email''': [mailto:&#114;&#101;&#100;&#064;&#102;&#101;&#100;&#111;&#114;&#097;&#112;&#114;&#111;&#106;&#101;&#099;&#116;&#046;&#111;&#114;&#103; &#114;&#101;&#100;&#064;&#102;&#101;&#100;&#111;&#114;&#097;&#112;&#114;&#111;&#106;&#101;&#099;&#116;&#046;&#111;&#114;&#103;]   
 
* '''GPG key''': 580554550E6516E8
 
* '''GPG key''': 580554550E6516E8
* '''IRC''': red_alert on freenode (e.g. #fedora-mktg, #fedora-de). Feel free to query me without asking first. I might be AFK though.
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* '''IRC''': red_alert on freenode (e.g. #fedora-de, #fedora-qa). Feel free to query me without asking first. I might be AFK though.
* '''Jabber''': red_alert@swissjabber.ch (no e-mails!)
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* '''Jabber''': &#115;&#109;&#64;&#115;&#97;&#110;&#100;&#114;&#111;&#45;&#109;&#97;&#116;&#104;&#121;&#115;&#46;&#99;&#104; (hardly online)
* '''Skype''': red_alert (no calls without approval!)
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* '''Blog''': [http://blog.sandro-mathys.ch/ blog.sandro-mathys.ch]
* '''Blog''': [http://blog.sandro-mathys.ch/ blog.sandro-mathys.ch]  
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=== Fedora and I ===
 
=== Fedora and I ===
 
I started to get in touch with Linux back in 1999 and started to really use it about one year later. While I got my first experience with Suse 6.0, I soon tried several other distributions. Among all tested, I really loved red hat linux 6.2. It took me another year to finally make the change from Microsoft Windows to (Red Hat) Linux - still in dual boot, though. With the release of Red Hat Linux 7.3 I got rid of the Windows Partition and since then I'm using nothing but Red Hat Linux and later on Fedora on my own workstations as well as my own servers. I never stopped to have a look at new distributions or new releases of existing distributions - but there's never been one I even only liked half as much as Fedora (and Kubuntu being the only other distribution I could imagine to use on a workstation for myself).
 
I started to get in touch with Linux back in 1999 and started to really use it about one year later. While I got my first experience with Suse 6.0, I soon tried several other distributions. Among all tested, I really loved red hat linux 6.2. It took me another year to finally make the change from Microsoft Windows to (Red Hat) Linux - still in dual boot, though. With the release of Red Hat Linux 7.3 I got rid of the Windows Partition and since then I'm using nothing but Red Hat Linux and later on Fedora on my own workstations as well as my own servers. I never stopped to have a look at new distributions or new releases of existing distributions - but there's never been one I even only liked half as much as Fedora (and Kubuntu being the only other distribution I could imagine to use on a workstation for myself).
Since 2007 I'm an active contributor in the Fedora Project.
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Since 2007 I'm an active contributor to the Fedora Project.
  
 
=== KDE and I ===
 
=== KDE and I ===
When I first used a Linux Distribution - as portrayed above - it had a KDE desktop. At that time, KDE was pretty ugly - even Windows 98 was more beautiful. Anyway, I didn't know many others and everthing else looked even worse. I admit, that was one reason that kept me using Windows. But the different window managers and desktop environments have evolved, luckily. I still use KDE as of today. Maybe it's just because I got used to it over the years, but I think it fits me best. I'm looking forward to KDE 4 for ages already, btw ;)
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When I first used a Linux Distribution - as portrayed above - it had a KDE desktop. At that time, KDE was pretty ugly - even Windows 98 was more beautiful. Anyway, I didn't know many others and everything else looked even worse. I admit, that was one reason that kept me using Windows. But the different window managers and desktop environments have evolved, luckily. I still use KDE as of today. Maybe it's just because I got used to it over the years, but I think it fits me best.
  
Gnome is nice as well, but in my very humble opinion it's not as user friendly as KDE. Of course anyone else could very well feel different about that point.
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Gnome is nice as well, but lacks lot of configuration options KDE has and which are very important for me. Of course anyone else could very well feel different about that point.
  
I also like XFCE4 (actually it's the one I use if KDE is a overkill) but it doesn't have the features (I feel) I need for my daily business. Of course I can't really blame XFCE4 for this since being quite small and only having the important features is the goal of this project.
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If KDE seems a bit of a overkill (on a netbook for example), I go for KDE/openbox or maybe openbox only. There's also some other lightweight window managers/desktop environments I like (but hardly ever use).
  
 
== Activities within Fedora ==
 
== Activities within Fedora ==
  
* Fedora Ambassador for Switzerland, [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German-speaking_Europe#D-A-CH DACH]  and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Europe%2C_the_Middle_East_and_Africa EMEA]  
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* Member of the QA team, mainly involved in release QA
* Fedora Marketing, helping with press releases within DACH and improving communication with Red Hat's Marketing in EMEA.
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* Proventester, mostly reacting to somewhat important requests in #fedora-qa or on the test list
* Founder and administrator/moderator of the [http://www.xing.com/net/fedoraproject Fedora Project Group] on [http://www.xing.com/ XING]  
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* Package Maintainer of several small [https://admin.fedoraproject.org/pkgdb/users/packages/red?acls=owner packages]
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* Founder and administrator/moderator of the [http://www.xing.com/net/fedoraproject Fedora Project Group] on [http://www.xing.com/ XING]  
 
* Trying to give as much support as possible (over IRC and offline)
 
* Trying to give as much support as possible (over IRC and offline)
* Spread the word about Fedora
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* Spreading the word about Fedora
* Get some feedback about Fedora
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* Getting some feedback about Fedora
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* ''Former'' founding member of the Community Working Group (CWG), left after the [[Community_working_group/Code_of_Conduct|Code of Conduct]] (CoC) and the [[Community_working_group/CoC_Enforcement|CoC Enforcement]] were approved
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* ''Former'' Fedora Ambassador, still often seen at events
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* ''Former'' member of the infrastructure team, doing rather unimportant, small tasks regarding [http://fedorahosted.org/ Fedora Hosted]
  
 
=== Events ===
 
=== Events ===
List of events I attended or plan to attend in future.
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List of events I attended or plan to attend in future in chronological order, earliest first.
  
 
==== Future events ====
 
==== Future events ====
* [[FUDCon/FUDConBrno2008|FUDCon Brno 2008]] in Brno, Czech Republic
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* [[FOSDEM 2013]] in Brussels, Belgium
* [[FedoraEvents/OpenExpo/OpenExpo2008_Zurich|OpenExpo 2008/Zurich]]  in Winterthur, Switzerland
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* [[FAD/FADEMEA2008|FAD EMEA 2008]] in ???
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* [[FedoraEvents/FOSDEM/FOSDEM2009|FOSDEM 2009]] in Brussels, Belgium
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==== Passed events ====
 
==== Passed events ====
 
* [[FedoraEvents/LinuxTag/LinuxTag2007|LinuxTag 2007]]  in Berlin, Germany
 
* [[FedoraEvents/LinuxTag/LinuxTag2007|LinuxTag 2007]]  in Berlin, Germany
 
* [[FAD/FADLinuxTag2007|FAD LinuxTag 2007]]  in Berlin, Germany
 
* [[FAD/FADLinuxTag2007|FAD LinuxTag 2007]]  in Berlin, Germany
* [[FedoraEvents/OpenExpo/OpenExpo2007_2|OpenExpo 2007/Zurich]]  in Zurich, Switzerland
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* [[FedoraEvents/OpenExpo/OpenExpo2007_2|OpenExpo 2007 Zurich]]  in Zurich, Switzerland
 
* [[FAD/FADEMEA2007|FAD EMEA 2007]]  in Rheinfelden, Germany
 
* [[FAD/FADEMEA2007|FAD EMEA 2007]]  in Rheinfelden, Germany
* [[FedoraEvents/OpenExpo/OpenExpo2008_Berne|OpenExpo 2008/Bern]]  in Bern, Switzerland
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* [[FedoraEvents/OpenExpo/OpenExpo2008_Berne|OpenExpo 2008 Bern]]  in Bern, Switzerland
 
* [[FAD/FADLinuxTag2008|FAD LinuxTag 2008]]  in Berlin, Germany
 
* [[FAD/FADLinuxTag2008|FAD LinuxTag 2008]]  in Berlin, Germany
 
* [[FedoraEvents/LinuxTag/LinuxTag2008|LinuxTag 2008]]  in Berlin, Germany
 
* [[FedoraEvents/LinuxTag/LinuxTag2008|LinuxTag 2008]]  in Berlin, Germany
 
* [[FUDCon/FUDConLinuxTag2008|FUDCon LinuxTag 2008]]  in Berlin, Germany
 
* [[FUDCon/FUDConLinuxTag2008|FUDCon LinuxTag 2008]]  in Berlin, Germany
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* [[FedoraEvents/OpenExpo/OpenExpo2008_Zurich|OpenExpo 2008 Zurich]]  in Winterthur, Switzerland
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* [[FAD/FADEMEA2008|FAD EMEA 2008]] in Basel, Switzerland (organized)
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* [[FedoraEvents/FOSDEM/FOSDEM2009|FOSDEM 2009]] in Brussels, Belgium
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* [[FedoraEvents/OpenExpo/OpenExpo2009_Berne|OpenExpo 2009/Bern]] in Bern, Switzerland
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* [[Red Hat EMEA Partner Summit 2009]] in St. Julian's, Malta
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* [[FedoraEvents/LinuxTag/LinuxTag2009|LinuxTag 2009]] in Berlin, Germany
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* [[FAD/FADLinuxTag2009|FAD LinuxTag 2009]] in Berlin, Germany
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* [[FUDConBerlin2009|FUDCon EMEA 2009]] in Berlin, Germany
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* [[FrOSCon 2009]] in Sankt Augustin, Germany
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* [[Red Hat Summit 2009]] in Chicago, IL, USA
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* [[FedoraEvents/OpenExpo/OpenExpo2009_Zurich|OpenExpo 2009 Zurich]] in Winterthur, Switzerland
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* [[FOSDEM 2010]] in Brussels, Belgium
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* [[Red Hat Summit 2010]] in Boston, Massachusetts, USA
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* [[FrOSCamp 2010 Zurich]] in Zurich, Switzerland (head organizer)
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* [[FUDCon:Zurich_2010|FUDCon Zurich 2010]] in Zurich, Switzerland (head organizer)
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* [[FUDCon:Tempe_2011|FUDCon Tempe 2011]] in Tempe, Arizona, USA
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* [[FOSDEM 2011]] in Brussels, Germany
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* [[FrOSCon 2011]] in Sankt Augustin, Germany
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* [[FUDCon:Milan_2011|FUDCon Milan 2011]] in Milan, Italy
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* [[FUDCon:Blacksburg_2012|FUDCon Blacksburg 2012]] in Blacksburg, VA, USA
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* [[Red Hat Summit 2012]] in Boston, Massachusetts, USA
  
 
=== Other work done ===
 
=== Other work done ===
* [http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Marketing/PressReleases?action=AttachFile&do=get&target=20080430_LinuxTag_FUDCon_F9.pdf Fedora LinuxTag/FUDCon/F9]  [[Marketing/PressReleases|Press Release]]  
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* [http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Marketing/PressReleases?action=AttachFile&do=get&target=20080430_LinuxTag_FUDCon_F9.pdf Fedora LinuxTag/FUDCon/F9]  [[Fedora press archive|Press Release]]  
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Revision as of 13:51, 28 January 2013

Contents

Sandro "red" Mathys

I'm trying to keep my page up to date and include every bit that is interesting to others. Drop me a line if you have suggestions on how I could improve it. Also, I'm aware that my English skills are far from perfect - you are very welcome to help me if there's something wrong.

About myself

Sandro Mathys
  • Name: Sandro Mathys
  • Nickname: red_alert or red
  • Location: Zurich , Switzerland
  • Time zone: CET (UTC +01:00) and CEST (UTC +02:00) during summers.
  • Year of birth: 1985
  • Languages: English and (Swiss-)German
  • Education: Graduate Engineer in Enterprise Computing
  • Profession: (Fedora / Red Hat Enterprise) Linux Systems Engineer at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ), Switzerland
  • Certifications: RHCT and RHCE
  • Awards: European RHCE of the Year 2010

Contact

  • Email: red@fedoraproject.org
  • GPG key: 580554550E6516E8
  • IRC: red_alert on freenode (e.g. #fedora-de, #fedora-qa). Feel free to query me without asking first. I might be AFK though.
  • Jabber: sm@sandro-mathys.ch (hardly online)
  • Blog: blog.sandro-mathys.ch

Fedora and I

I started to get in touch with Linux back in 1999 and started to really use it about one year later. While I got my first experience with Suse 6.0, I soon tried several other distributions. Among all tested, I really loved red hat linux 6.2. It took me another year to finally make the change from Microsoft Windows to (Red Hat) Linux - still in dual boot, though. With the release of Red Hat Linux 7.3 I got rid of the Windows Partition and since then I'm using nothing but Red Hat Linux and later on Fedora on my own workstations as well as my own servers. I never stopped to have a look at new distributions or new releases of existing distributions - but there's never been one I even only liked half as much as Fedora (and Kubuntu being the only other distribution I could imagine to use on a workstation for myself). Since 2007 I'm an active contributor to the Fedora Project.

KDE and I

When I first used a Linux Distribution - as portrayed above - it had a KDE desktop. At that time, KDE was pretty ugly - even Windows 98 was more beautiful. Anyway, I didn't know many others and everything else looked even worse. I admit, that was one reason that kept me using Windows. But the different window managers and desktop environments have evolved, luckily. I still use KDE as of today. Maybe it's just because I got used to it over the years, but I think it fits me best.

Gnome is nice as well, but lacks lot of configuration options KDE has and which are very important for me. Of course anyone else could very well feel different about that point.

If KDE seems a bit of a overkill (on a netbook for example), I go for KDE/openbox or maybe openbox only. There's also some other lightweight window managers/desktop environments I like (but hardly ever use).

Activities within Fedora

  • Member of the QA team, mainly involved in release QA
  • Proventester, mostly reacting to somewhat important requests in #fedora-qa or on the test list
  • Package Maintainer of several small packages
  • Founder and administrator/moderator of the Fedora Project Group on XING
  • Trying to give as much support as possible (over IRC and offline)
  • Spreading the word about Fedora
  • Getting some feedback about Fedora
  • Former founding member of the Community Working Group (CWG), left after the Code of Conduct (CoC) and the CoC Enforcement were approved
  • Former Fedora Ambassador, still often seen at events
  • Former member of the infrastructure team, doing rather unimportant, small tasks regarding Fedora Hosted

Events

List of events I attended or plan to attend in future in chronological order, earliest first.

Future events

Passed events

Other work done