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I've been using Fedora since Fedora Core 1 (abt 2003), and before that since Red Hat 3.0.3 (Picasso, abt 1996).

Perry Rivera

  • Name: Perry Rivera
  • IRC: juggler on Matrix
  • Fedora username: lajuggler
  • O/S: Fedora (stable release)
  • Location: Northridge, CA - USA
  • Email: lajuggler AT fedoraproject DOT org
  • Profession: Customer Success Architect / DevOps / Platform Engineer / Computer Security

About Perry

Hello! I am an architect that works with various operating systems, including Fedora. I learned about Fedora (Core, at the time..) when Red Hat Linux was first discontinued back in 2003. I started with Fedora Core 4 on legacy hardware. I presently use Fedora 39 to demonstrate how useful open source systems can be and enjoy working with it.

I am very enthusiastic to help others with their systems, networking, code, and other technology.

I am an active member of the Fedora Ambassadors ([1])

Prior experience includes support of the Openstack Magnum ([2]) project, San Fernando Valley Linux Users Group ([3]), LETHAL ([[4]]), and the Association for Talent Development - Los Angeles Chapter ([5]).



  • Support others on the usage of the Fedora distribution
  • Facilitate Fedora West Ambassador Meetings
  • Participate in various open source conferences locally and nationally.

Skill Areas

  • Red Hat, Fedora
  • Communication (speaking, teaching, writing, professional development, talent development)
  • Documentation (wiki)
  • Technology: Openshift, Videography, photography
  • Software: Audacity, LibreOffice
  • Programming: Python, zsh


  • Python programming
  • Raspberry Pi
  • Juggling
  • Music-Singing (A Cappella, Digital Choirs), Guitar, Piano, Drumming (doumbek, bodhran)