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