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Haikel Guemar

Self Intro

  • Name: Haïkel Guémar
  • Location: Lyon, France
  • IRC nick: number80
  • I work as a senior software engineer (currently doing: Distributed middlewares for HPC and cloud computing)
  • I use Fedora as my main OS since 2003 and i'm a Fedora Packages Maintainer since 2006
  • Cloud WG/SIG member
  • Fedora Board member for F21-F22 releases
  • I hold a MSc in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science



  • application programming: C (Posix, Gtk+), C++ (Boost, Qt4, Gtkmm), Python (SciPy, Twisted), Objective-C.
  • web programming: python (turbogears, django), php
  • basic administration skills on servers: web, scm (svn, git, hg), databases (Postgres, MySQL) and workstations.
  • package monkey ^^

Participation in the Fedora Project

  • Fedora Collection as packager/sponsor
  • Fedora Usability as hacker (python, pygtk).
  • Welcoming new users (assistance through irc, forums, writing some documentation)
  • Fedora Ambassador (Lyon, France).
  • Member of Borsalinux-fr (French speaking contributors and users group)
  • Animate the Fedora Lyon monthly meetings (informal Local Fedora User Group).
  • Writer/Reviewer for Fedora-FR documentation project.
  • I wrote few articles about Fedora for local magazines.
  • Organization of a FedoraProject presence in JDLL (October) along with ambassadors BenoîtMarcellin, MaximeCarron and some fellow guys. JDLL (Journées Du Logiciel Libre| Free Software Days) hosts meetings between Free Software related actors (companies, associations, projects etc.) and public, many conferences.


  • Packages i currently maintain for Fedora:

  • I'm also a packager sponsor


If you build it... (Koji Success II) Speak Up! Flock 2013 Attendee If you build it... (Koji Success I) Is this thing on? (Updates-Testing I) Involvement You can call me "Patches" (SCM I) Tanked! Secretary General Junior Editor Ambassador Packager Sponsor You can call me "Patches" (SCM II) In Search of the Bull (Tester I) Riddle Me This Junior Badger (Badger I) Paranoid Panda Perceiving the Bull (Tester III) Associate Editor Discovery of the Footprints (Tester II) Bona Fide Mugshot Like a Rock (Updates-Stable I) Partners in Crime Badge Muse (Badge Ideas I) Embryo Flock 2013 Speaker Senior Editor Tadpole with Legs Tadpole Egg Froglet Vacation FOSDEM 2014 Attendee Baby Badger Crypto Badger Catching the Bull (Tester IV) It still works! Let Me Introduce Myself Helping Hand The Blessing of the FPL White Rabbit Flock 2014 Speaker Take this and call me in the morning Flock 2014 Attendee Party Pirate Dancing with Toshio Consolation Prize Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build I) White Hat Proven Packager Missed the Train What goes up... (Koji Failure I) Senior Badger (Badger II) Let's do lunch! What goes up... (Koji Failure II) Taming the Bull (Tester V) Tagger (Tagger II) Junior Tagger (Tagger I) Macklemore (Tagger V) Grandmaster Package Tagger (Package Tagger V) Curious Penguin (Ask Fedora I) Flock Paparazzi The cat came back... Junior Package Tagger (Package Tagger I) Package Tagger (Package Tagger II) ZOMG Tagger (Tagger VII) Crypto Panda Senior Tagger (Tagger III) Master Tagger (Tagger IV) Master Package Tagger (Package Tagger IV) Senior Package Tagger (Package Tagger III) Chief Tagger (Tagger VI) Chief Package Tagger (Package Tagger VI) If you build it... (Koji Success III) ZOMG Package Tagger (Package Tagger VII) Like a Rock (Updates-Stable II) Corporate Drone Fedora 21 Change Accepted You can call me "Patches" (SCM III) Is this thing on? (Updates-Testing II) Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build II) What goes around comes around (Karma I) Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build III) What goes up... (Koji Failure III) Science (Kernel Tester II) Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build V) Override, you say? If you build it... (Koji Success IV) Associate Badger (Badger 1.5) Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build IV) The Last Argument of Kings FOSDEM 2015 Attendee Nom Nom Nom Parselmouth I Flock 2015 Speaker Telegraphist (Upstream Release Monitoring I) Flock 2015 Attendee Riding the Bull Home (Tester VI) Science (Kernel Tester I) The Bull Transcended (Tester VII) What goes around comes around (Karma II) Nuancier (F22) Horcrux Origin Delivery Master Badger (Badger III) Is this thing on? (Updates-Testing III) United Packages of Fedora Top 100 Top 25 Black and White (Cookie III) Macaron (Cookie I) Binary Star Chocolate Chip (Cookie II) You can call me "Patches" (SCM IV) Like a Rock (Updates-Stable III) You can pry it from my cold, dead hands Top 500 FOSDEM 2016 Attendee Parselmouth II Old Yeller Nuancier F24 DevConf 2016 Attendee Python SIG member Patches (SCM V) Parselmouth III Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build VI) Adult Frog Pizzelle (Cookie IV) Flock 2016 Speaker Summer Coder Flock 2016 Attendee Community Messenger I Nuancier F26 I Voted: Fedora 33 What goes around comes around (Karma III) All your $arch are belong to us (Koji Success V) Long Life to Pagure (Pagure I) Long Life to Pagure (Pagure VI) FOSDEM 2020 Attendee Badge Junkie (Badger IV) iot-name-game Long Life to Pagure (Pagure II) Long Life to Pagure (Pagure IV) Long Life to Pagure (Pagure V) Long Life to Pagure (Pagure III) Master Editor I Voted: Fedora 32