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