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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


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