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= Sandro Mathys =
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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.
 
 
I just set up this wiki page. 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 ==
 
== About myself ==
  
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* '''Name''': Sandro Mathys (I don't like to be called by those very much, though - please use the short form of my nickname if possible).
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* '''Name''': Sandro Mathys
* '''Nickname''': red_alert (say 'red' for short)
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* '''Nickname''': red or red_trela
* '''Location''': [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berne Bern] , [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Switzerland Switzerland]  
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* '''Nationality''': [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Switzerland Swiss]
* '''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.
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* '''Location''': [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tokyo Tokyo], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japan Japan]
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* '''Time zone''': [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japan_Standard_Time JST] ([http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coordinated_Universal_Time UTC]+09:00) all year round
 
* '''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, (both Swiss and standard) German, and very basic Japanese
* '''Education''': Graduate Engineer on [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Information_and_Communication_Technology ICT]  
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* '''Education''': Bachelor of Engineering in Communications Systems and Informatics
* '''Profession''': (JEE) Software Engineer at [http://noser.com/ Noser Engineering AG] near Bern, Switzerland
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* '''Profession''': MidoNet Community Manager at [http://www.midokura.com/ Midokura]
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* '''Certifications''': [http://www.redhat.com/certification/rhce/ RHCE]
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* '''Awards''': [http://www.redhat.com/promo/summit/2010/awards/rhce/ European RHCE of the Year 2010]
  
 
=== Contact ===
 
=== Contact ===
  
* '''Email''': [[MailTo(red@fedoraproject.org)]   
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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;]   
* '''GPG key''': 580554550E6516E8
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* '''IRC''': red_trela on freenode (e.g. #fedora-de, #fedora-cloud, #rdo). Feel free to query me without asking first. I might be AFK, though.
* '''Fedora Account''': red
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* '''Blog''': [http://blog.mathys.io/ blog.mathys.io]
* '''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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* '''Twitter''': [https://twitter.com/red_trela red_trela]
* '''Jabber''': red_alert@swissjabber.ch (no e-mails!)
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* '''Google+''': [https://plus.google.com/+SandroMathys +Sandro Mathys]
* '''Skype''': red_alert (no calls without approval!)
 
* '''Blog''': [http://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).
 
  
=== KDE and I ===
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=== Introduction ===
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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Fedora user since, well, Red Hat Linux 6.2. Active Fedora Contributor since 2007, but my roles have changed a few times over the years. Most recently, I've been involved in cloudy matters (mostly Fedora cloud images and OpenStack).
  
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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== Activities and Roles ==
  
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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In one word, my activities and roles are ever-changing. Both my professional and my private interests have shifted a few times and I try to only stick with a role for as long as I seem to add value to the Fedora Project, Working Group or Special Interest Group. Also, my time is limited and therefore I sometimes have to set priorities. So my current and former activies and roles include:
  
== Activities within Fedora ==
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* Occasionally still active in former roles (doing package reviews, promotion at events / spreading the word about Fedora, QA, etc.)
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* ''Former'' founding voting member of the [[Cloud WG|Fedora Cloud Working Group]]
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* ''Former'' member of the Fedora Cloud SIG (mostly through the above two points)
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* ''Former'' contributor to various OpenStack-related efforts both up- and downstream (RDO, Packstack, Puppet-OpenStack, QA)
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* ''Former'' contributor to the Fedora Cloud Image (mostly QA and some experience-sharing)
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* ''Former'' member of the QA team, mainly involved in release QA
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* ''Former'' Proven Tester, mostly reacting to somewhat important requests in #fedora-qa or on the test list
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* ''Former'' Package Maintainer of several small [https://admin.fedoraproject.org/pkgdb/packager/red/ packages] - only one (with a dead upstream) left now
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* ''Former'' founding member of the [[Community working group|Community Working Group]], left after the [[Community_working_group/Code_of_Conduct|Code of Conduct]] (CoC) and the [[Community_working_group/CoC_Enforcement|CoC Enforcement]] were formally 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]
  
* 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]
 
* Just joined the Marketing group, being not too active nor passive
 
* 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)
 
* Spread the word about Fedora
 
* [Get some feedback about Fedora
 
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=== 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 ====
* [http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FAD/FADLinuxTag2008 FAD LinuxTag 2008]  in Berlin, Germany
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* [http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FedoraEvents/LinuxTag/LinuxTag2008 LinuxTag 2008]  in Berlin, Germany
 
* [http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FUDCon/FUDConLinuxTag2008 FUDCon LinuxTag 2008]  in Berlin, Germany
 
* [http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FedoraEvents/OpenExpo/OpenExpo2008_Zurich OpenExpo 2008]  in Winterthur/Zurich, Switzerland
 
  
 
==== Passed events ====
 
==== Passed events ====
* [http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FedoraEvents/LinuxTag/LinuxTag2007 LinuxTag 2007]  in Berlin, Germany
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* [[FedoraEvents/LinuxTag/LinuxTag2007|LinuxTag 2007]]  in Berlin, Germany
* [http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FAD/FADLinuxTag2007 FAD LinuxTag 2007]  in Berlin, Germany
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* [[FAD/FADLinuxTag2007|FAD LinuxTag 2007]]  in Berlin, Germany
* [http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FedoraEvents/OpenExpo/OpenExpo2007_2 OpenExpo 2007]  in Zurich, Switzerland
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* [[FedoraEvents/OpenExpo/OpenExpo2007_2|OpenExpo 2007 Zurich]]  in Zurich, Switzerland
* [http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FAD/FADEMEA2007 FAD EMEA 2007]  in Rheinfelden, Germany
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* [[FAD/FADEMEA2007|FAD EMEA 2007]]  in Rheinfelden, Germany
* [http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FedoraEvents/OpenExpo/OpenExpo2008_Berne OpenExpo 2008]  in Berne, Switzerland
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* [[FedoraEvents/OpenExpo/OpenExpo2008_Berne|OpenExpo 2008 Bern]]  in Bern, Switzerland
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* [[FAD/FADLinuxTag2008|FAD LinuxTag 2008]]  in Berlin, Germany
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* [[FedoraEvents/LinuxTag/LinuxTag2008|LinuxTag 2008]]  in Berlin, Germany
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* [[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, Illinois, 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, Virginia, USA
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* [[Red Hat Summit 2012]] in Boston, Massachusetts, USA
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* [[FOSDEM 2013]] in Brussels, Belgium
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* OpenStack Havana Summit in Portland, Oregon, USA
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* [[Red Hat Summit 2013]] in Boston, Massachusetts, USA
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* [[Flock|Flock 2013]] in Charleston, South Carolina, USA
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* OpenStack Days Tokyo 2014 in Tokyo, Japan
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* LinuxCon and CloudOpen Japan 2014 in Tokyo, Japan
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=== 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]  [http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Marketing/PressReleases Press Release]  
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* [[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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Latest revision as of 12:25, 19 September 2016

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 or red_trela
  • Nationality: Swiss
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Time zone: JST (UTC+09:00) all year round
  • Year of birth: 1985
  • Languages: English, (both Swiss and standard) German, and very basic Japanese
  • Education: Bachelor of Engineering in Communications Systems and Informatics
  • Profession: MidoNet Community Manager at Midokura
  • Certifications: RHCE
  • Awards: European RHCE of the Year 2010

Contact

Introduction

Fedora user since, well, Red Hat Linux 6.2. Active Fedora Contributor since 2007, but my roles have changed a few times over the years. Most recently, I've been involved in cloudy matters (mostly Fedora cloud images and OpenStack).

Activities and Roles

In one word, my activities and roles are ever-changing. Both my professional and my private interests have shifted a few times and I try to only stick with a role for as long as I seem to add value to the Fedora Project, Working Group or Special Interest Group. Also, my time is limited and therefore I sometimes have to set priorities. So my current and former activies and roles include:

  • Occasionally still active in former roles (doing package reviews, promotion at events / spreading the word about Fedora, QA, etc.)
  • Former founding voting member of the Fedora Cloud Working Group
  • Former member of the Fedora Cloud SIG (mostly through the above two points)
  • Former contributor to various OpenStack-related efforts both up- and downstream (RDO, Packstack, Puppet-OpenStack, QA)
  • Former contributor to the Fedora Cloud Image (mostly QA and some experience-sharing)
  • Former member of the QA team, mainly involved in release QA
  • Former Proven Tester, mostly reacting to somewhat important requests in #fedora-qa or on the test list
  • Former Package Maintainer of several small packages - only one (with a dead upstream) left now
  • Former founding member of the Community Working Group, left after the Code of Conduct (CoC) and the CoC Enforcement were formally 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

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Passed events

DISCONTINUED.

Other work done