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* '''Name''': Sandro Mathys (I'd prefer if you'd call me by my nickname instead).
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* '''Name''': Sandro Mathys
* '''Nickname''': red_alert (say 'red' for short)
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* '''Nickname''': red_alert or simply red
 
* '''Location''': [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berne Bern] , [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Switzerland Switzerland]  
 
* '''Location''': [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berne Bern] , [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, German (and Swiss-German, which happens to be my mother tongue - but I'll never use that unless communicating verbal)
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* '''Languages''': English and (Swiss-)German
* '''Education''': Graduate Engineer on [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Information_and_Communication_Technology ICT]
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* '''Education''':
* '''Profession''': (JEE) Software Engineer at [http://noser.com/ Noser Engineering AG]  near Bern, Switzerland
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** Graduate Engineer in Enterprise Computing
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** Student for the Master of Science in Business Information Systems
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* '''Profession''': (JavaEE) Software Engineer at [http://noser.com/ Noser Engineering AG]  near Bern, Switzerland
  
 
=== Contact ===
 
=== Contact ===
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* '''Email''': [mailto:red@fedoraproject.org red@fedoraproject.org]   
 
* '''Email''': [mailto:red@fedoraproject.org red@fedoraproject.org]   
 
* '''GPG key''': 580554550E6516E8
 
* '''GPG key''': 580554550E6516E8
* '''IRC''': red_alert on freenode (e.g. #fedora-de, #fedora-mktg, #fedora). 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-mktg, #fedora-de). Feel free to query me without asking first. I might be AFK though.
 
* '''Jabber''': red_alert@swissjabber.ch (no e-mails!)
 
* '''Jabber''': red_alert@swissjabber.ch (no e-mails!)
 
* '''Skype''': red_alert (no calls without approval!)
 
* '''Skype''': red_alert (no calls without approval!)
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==== Future events ====
 
==== Future events ====
* FrOSCon 2008 in Sankt Augustin, Germany
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* [[FUDCon/FUDConBrno2008|FUDCon Brno 2008]] in Brno, Czech Republic
* [[FUDCon/FUDConPrague2008|FUDCon Prague 2008]] in Brno or Prague, Czech Republic
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* [[FedoraEvents/OpenExpo/OpenExpo2008_Zurich|OpenExpo 2008/Zurich]]  in Winterthur, Switzerland
 
* [[FedoraEvents/OpenExpo/OpenExpo2008_Zurich|OpenExpo 2008/Zurich]]  in Winterthur, Switzerland
 
* [[FAD/FADEMEA2008|FAD EMEA 2008]] in ???
 
* [[FAD/FADEMEA2008|FAD EMEA 2008]] in ???

Revision as of 12:05, 23 July 2008


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 simply red
  • Location: Bern , 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
    • Student for the Master of Science in Business Information Systems
  • Profession: (JavaEE) Software Engineer at Noser Engineering AG near Bern, Switzerland

Contact

  • Email: red@fedoraproject.org
  • 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.
  • Jabber: red_alert@swissjabber.ch (no e-mails!)
  • Skype: red_alert (no calls without approval!)
  • 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 in 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 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 ;)

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.

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.

Activities within Fedora

  • Fedora Ambassador for Switzerland, DACH and EMEA
  • Fedora Marketing, helping with press releases within DACH and improving communication with Red Hat's Marketing in EMEA.
  • Founder and administrator/moderator of the Fedora Project Group on XING
  • Trying to give as much support as possible (over IRC and offline)
  • Spread the word about Fedora
  • Get some feedback about Fedora

Events

List of events I attended or plan to attend in future.

Future events

Passed events

Other work done