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