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Jared Smith
Jared Smith
Fedora Information
FAS name: jsmith
Fedora email: jsmith@fedoraproject.org
IRC nick: jsmith
IRC channels: #fedora-docs, #fedora-devel, #asterisk-doc, #asterisk-dev (and others)
Fedorapeople page: https://jsmith.fedorapeople.org
Badges (179)
Speak Up! Junior Editor Flock 2013 Attendee Involvement Tanked! Crypto Panda You can call me "Patches" (SCM I) If you build it... (Koji Success I) Bona Fide You can call me "Patches" (SCM II) If you build it... (Koji Success II) Junior Badger (Badger I) Mugshot Ambassador FUDCon Cusco Nuancier Is this thing on? (Updates-Testing II) Is this thing on? (Updates-Testing I) Embryo Flock 2013 Speaker Like a Rock (Updates-Stable I) Like a Rock (Updates-Stable II) In Search of the Bull (Tester I) Tadpole with Legs Baby Badger Tagger (Tagger II) Senior Tagger (Tagger III) Junior Tagger (Tagger I) Tadpole Egg Bloggin' it! (Planet III) Bloggin' it! (Planet I) Bloggin' it! (Planet II) Apex Secretary General White Hat Take this and call me in the morning No Longer a Ronin Vacation Associate Editor Novice (Wordsmith I) Let Me Introduce Myself Discovery of the Footprints (Tester II) Sensei White Rabbit Flock 2014 Speaker Proven Packager Froglet The Blessing of the FPL Keepin Fedora Beautiful (F21) If you build it... (Koji Success III) Flock Paparazzi Helping Hand Science (Kernel Tester I) Dancing with Toshio What goes around comes around (Karma I) Senior Badger (Badger II) Flock 2014 Attendee Party Pirate Nuancier 21 Def Keepin Fedora Beautiful (F21) What goes up... (Koji Failure I) Readiness Perceiving the Bull (Tester III) Shellshocked Fedora Docs FAD 2014 Corporate Drone What goes around comes around (Karma II) You can call me "Patches" (SCM III) What goes up... (Koji Failure II) The Panda Is In FUDCon Managua FUDCon Pune 2015 Speaker Flock 2015 Attendee FUDCon Pune 2015 Attendee Senior Package Tagger (Package Tagger III) Package Tagger (Package Tagger II) OSCON 2015 Attendee Junior Package Tagger (Package Tagger I) DevConf 2015 Attendee Associate Badger (Badger 1.5) Macaron (Cookie I) Science (Kernel Tester II) Flock 2015 Speaker Nuancier (F22) Origin Keepin Fedora Beautiful (F23) Delivery Chocolate Chip (Cookie II) Nom Nom Nom Telegraphist (Upstream Release Monitoring I) Is this thing on? (Updates-Testing III) If you build it... (Koji Success IV) You can call me "Patches" (SCM IV) FUDCon Cordoba 2015 Speaker FUDCon Cordoba 2015 Attendee Nuancier F23 Corporate Shill Def Keepin Fedora Beautiful (F23) Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build I) Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build III) Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build II) Partners in Crime What goes up... (Koji Failure III) Master Badger (Badger III) Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build IV) Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build V) Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build VI) Black and White (Cookie III) Like a Rock (Updates-Stable III) Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build VII) Top 500 What goes up... (Koji Failure IV) Master Editor Top 25 Top 100 Senior Editor The Last Argument of Kings Badge Muse (Badge Ideas I) Fedora 24 Change Accepted Patches (SCM V) Krakow Brews! Nuancier F24 Flock 2016 Attendee The cat came back... Community Messenger I All your $arch are belong to us (Koji Success V) Security Team Nuancier F25 Binary Star Hindenburg (Koji Failure V) Adult Frog Steampunk Arcade Nuancier F26 Meeting of the Minds Flock 2017 Attendee Fedora Mindshare FAD 2018 Pizzelle (Cookie IV) Chief Editor F28 i18n Test Day Participant Fedora Docs FAD 2018 Fedora Podcast Interviewee Rollercoaster Restaurant Flock 2018 Attendee It's a Cake Thing I Voted: Fedora 29 Catching the Bull (Tester IV) Badge Junkie (Badger IV) Parselmouth I You’re on a boat! I Voted: Fedora 31 Long Life to Pagure (Pagure I) Long Life to Pagure (Pagure III) Fedora Advocate Long Life to Pagure (Pagure II) Flock 2019 Attendee Long Life to Pagure (Pagure VI) I Voted: Fedora 30 Long Life to Pagure (Pagure IV) Long Life to Pagure (Pagure V) F32 i18n Test Day Participant nest-attendee-2020 Lets have a party Fedora 33 I Voted: Fedora 32 I Voted: Fedora 33 DevConf.cz 2021 Attendee Magazine Editor Lets have a party Fedora 34 Nest Attendee 2021 I Voted: Fedora 34 Community Survey Taker I Nest with Fedora 2022 Attendee Museum Visitor I Voted: Fedora 36 I Voted: Fedora 35 Community Survey Taker 2022 IoT Working Group Member I voted: Fedora 37 Creative Freedom Summit 2023 Attendee
 

My name is Jared Smith. I'm a big Linux geek. I enjoy systems administration, relational databases, web programming, and VoIP. I eat too many donuts, and don't blog as regularly as I should. I've managed small systems and large-scale networks (over 6500 servers and 800 network devices). As a college freshman, I once stuffed 26 jumbo marshmallows in my mouth to win a contest. Oh, and I wrote a book for O'Reilly on Asterisk and the future of telephony. For all the nitty gritty details, see http://www.jaredsmith.net/about/. I currently work for Endurance International (the parent company of web hosting firms such as Bluehost and Host Gator) doing open source outreach and technical oversight.

Contact

Activities within Fedora

  • I was the Fedora Project Leader for two years.
  • I help out with the Fedora Docs project, and generally make a nuisance of myself. I have a lot of experiece with DocBook publication toolchains, such as Publican.
  • I've also helped out on the Fedora Infrastructure team, mostly around the Fedora Talk server. (I have *lots and lots* of experience with Asterisk and voice over IP.)
  • I do my best to report bugs when I find them, and work with those responsible to ensure the problems get solved.


Badges

To hightlight some of the work I've done in Fedora, here are the badges I've accumulated:

Speak Up! Junior Editor Flock 2013 Attendee Involvement Tanked! Crypto Panda You can call me "Patches" (SCM I) If you build it... (Koji Success I) Bona Fide You can call me "Patches" (SCM II) If you build it... (Koji Success II) Junior Badger (Badger I) Mugshot Ambassador FUDCon Cusco Nuancier Is this thing on? (Updates-Testing II) Is this thing on? (Updates-Testing I) Embryo Like a Rock (Updates-Stable I) Like a Rock (Updates-Stable II) In Search of the Bull (Tester I) Baby Badger Flock 2013 Speaker Bloggin' it! (Planet III) Bloggin' it! (Planet I) Bloggin' it! (Planet II) Tagger (Tagger II) Senior Tagger (Tagger III) Junior Tagger (Tagger I) Apex Tadpole Egg Tadpole with Legs Novice (Wordsmith I) White Hat Secretary General Take this and call me in the morning Discovery of the Footprints (Tester II) Vacation Proven Packager Associate Editor Let Me Introduce Myself White Rabbit No Longer a Ronin Sensei Froglet Helping Hand The Blessing of the FPL Keepin Fedora Beautiful (F21) Flock 2014 Speaker Flock 2014 Attendee If you build it... (Koji Success III) What goes around comes around (Karma I) Senior Badger (Badger II) Party Pirate Science (Kernel Tester I) Dancing with Toshio Def Keepin Fedora Beautiful (F21) Nuancier 21 Flock Paparazzi What goes up... (Koji Failure I) Perceiving the Bull (Tester III) Readiness Shellshocked Fedora Docs FAD 2014 What goes up... (Koji Failure II) What goes around comes around (Karma II) Corporate Drone FUDCon Managua You can call me "Patches" (SCM III) FUDCon Pune 2015 Speaker The Panda Is In Flock 2015 Attendee FUDCon Pune 2015 Attendee Senior Package Tagger (Package Tagger III) DevConf 2015 Attendee Package Tagger (Package Tagger II) Junior Package Tagger (Package Tagger I) Associate Badger (Badger 1.5) If you build it... (Koji Success IV) OSCON 2015 Attendee Macaron (Cookie I) Nuancier (F22) Origin Delivery Telegraphist (Upstream Release Monitoring I) Is this thing on? (Updates-Testing III) Nom Nom Nom Keepin Fedora Beautiful (F23) Science (Kernel Tester II) Flock 2015 Speaker Chocolate Chip (Cookie II) You can call me "Patches" (SCM IV) Def Keepin Fedora Beautiful (F23) FUDCon Cordoba 2015 Speaker FUDCon Cordoba 2015 Attendee Nuancier F23 Partners in Crime Corporate Shill Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build I) Master Badger (Badger III) Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build II) Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build IV) Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build III) Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build V) Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build VI) Black and White (Cookie III) What goes up... (Koji Failure III) Like a Rock (Updates-Stable III) Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build VII) Senior Editor Top 25 What goes up... (Koji Failure IV) Master Editor The Last Argument of Kings Fedora 24 Change Accepted Top 500 Badge Muse (Badge Ideas I) Top 100 Patches (SCM V) The cat came back... Nuancier F24 Flock 2016 Attendee Krakow Brews! Community Messenger I All your $arch are belong to us (Koji Success V) Security Team Nuancier F25 Nuancier F26 Adult Frog Hindenburg (Koji Failure V) Steampunk Arcade F28 i18n Test Day Participant Chief Editor Flock 2017 Attendee Binary Star Fedora Mindshare FAD 2018 Pizzelle (Cookie IV) Fedora Podcast Interviewee Fedora Docs FAD 2018 Meeting of the Minds Long Life to Pagure (Pagure II) Flock 2018 Attendee Rollercoaster Restaurant Catching the Bull (Tester IV) I Voted: Fedora 29 Badge Junkie (Badger IV) It's a Cake Thing Parselmouth I You’re on a boat! Long Life to Pagure (Pagure I) Long Life to Pagure (Pagure III) I Voted: Fedora 31 Fedora Advocate Flock 2019 Attendee F32 i18n Test Day Participant I Voted: Fedora 30 Long Life to Pagure (Pagure VI) Long Life to Pagure (Pagure V) Long Life to Pagure (Pagure IV) nest-attendee-2020 I Voted: Fedora 33 I Voted: Fedora 32 Lets have a party Fedora 33 Nest Attendee 2021 DevConf.cz 2021 Attendee Magazine Editor Lets have a party Fedora 34 I Voted: Fedora 34 Community Survey Taker I Museum Visitor I Voted: Fedora 35 Nest with Fedora 2022 Attendee Community Survey Taker 2022 I Voted: Fedora 36 I voted: Fedora 37 IoT Working Group Member Creative Freedom Summit 2023 Attendee