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