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