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Adam John Miller
Adam John Miller
Adam John Miller
Adam John Miller
Personal Information
Home: Texas
Fedora-specific Information
FAS-Name: maxamillion
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IRC: maxamillion on Libera.Chat, in:
#ansible #atomic #centos #centos-devel #epel #fedora #fedora-admin #fedora-arm #fedora-cloud #fedora-devel #fedora-python #fedora-qa #fedora-ruby #openshift #openshift-dev #rhel #tito
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Bona Fide If you build it... (Koji Success I) If you build it... (Koji Success II) Junior Badger (Badger I) Involvement Proven Tester You can call me "Patches" (SCM I) Ambassador Is this thing on? (Updates-Testing I) You can call me "Patches" (SCM II) Curious Penguin (Ask Fedora I) In Search of the Bull (Tester I) Is this thing on? (Updates-Testing II) Like a Rock (Updates-Stable I) White Hat Let Me Introduce Myself Partners in Crime Discovery of the Footprints (Tester II) Bloggin' it! (Planet I) Bloggin' it! (Planet III) Bloggin' it! (Planet IV) Bloggin' it! (Planet II) Embryo Tadpole Egg Tadpole with Legs Perceiving the Bull (Tester III) What goes up... (Koji Failure I) If you build it... (Koji Success III) What goes up... (Koji Failure II) Take this and call me in the morning It still works! Catching the Bull (Tester IV) You can call me "Patches" (SCM III) The Blessing of the FPL Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build I) Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build II) The cat came back... Like a Rock (Updates-Stable II) Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build III) Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build V) Speak Up! Missed the Train Shellshocked Associate Badger (Badger 1.5) Maestro Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build VI) Secretary General Delivery Let's do lunch! Chocolate Chip (Cookie II) Crypto Panda Paranoid Panda Riddle Me This Top 500 DevConf 2016 Speaker Top 100 Fedora 24 Change Accepted Python SIG member Red Hat Summit 2016 Chief Editor Flock 2016 Attendee Master Badger (Badger III) Is this thing on? (Updates-Testing III) Parselmouth I What goes up... (Koji Failure III) Pizzelle (Cookie IV) DevConf 2017 Speaker Nuancier F26 Community Messenger II Long Life to Pagure (Pagure I) Long Life to Pagure (Pagure II) Long Life to Pagure (Pagure III) I Voted: Fedora 31 Long Life to Pagure (Pagure VI) Long Life to Pagure (Pagure V) Fedora & CentOS Social @ Summit 2020 I converted to btrfs! Adult Frog What goes around comes around (Karma I) What goes around comes around (Karma II) Junior Editor Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build IV) Senior Badger (Badger II) Consolation Prize Baby Badger Taming the Bull (Tester V) Junior Tagger (Tagger I) Junior Package Tagger (Package Tagger I) Mugshot Corporate Drone Proven Packager Fedora at RH Summit, 2015 Nom Nom Nom Horcrux Flock 2015 Speaker XFCE SIG Froglet Associate Editor Origin Macaron (Cookie I) Senior Editor Helping Hand Packager Sponsor Master Editor White Rabbit Tagger (Tagger II) Now, I return to my farm Black and White (Cookie III) PyCon 2016 Attendee Fedora 25 Change Accepted Krakow Brews! Flock 2016 Speaker Community Messenger I Crypto Badger You can call me "Patches" (SCM IV) If you build it... (Koji Success IV) Rockin' & Rollin' What goes around comes around (Karma III) DevConf 2017 Attendee Red Hat Summit 2017 Override, you say? Corporate Shill Like a Rock (Updates-Stable III) Patches (SCM V) Flock 2017 Attendee Steampunk Arcade Trust me, I know what I am doing Red Hat Summit 2018 Rollercoaster Restaurant It's a Cake Thing Flock 2018 Attendee Long Life to Pagure (Pagure IV) Rainbow (Cookie V) I Voted: Fedora 32 nest-attendee-2020 NYE Party Panda Lets have a party Fedora 34 I Voted: Fedora 34 Community Survey Taker I Nest Attendee 2021 Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build VII) 2022 Attendee I voted: Fedora 37 Red Hat Summit 2021 Lets have a party Fedora 36 Nest with Fedora 2022 Attendee Lets have a party Fedora 37 Red Hat Summit 2023 Let's have a party (Fedora 38) I voted: Fedora 38 Red Hat Summit 2024

This user is a member of the Xfce SIG.

Adam John Miller

About me

Husband. Father. Pythonista. Gopher. Fedora and CentOS Community Member. Ansible Contributor. Linux nerd. SysAdmin. Hatter. Texan. Geek. Author. Public Speaker.

I'm an Ansible upstream contributing developer and a member of the Ansible Engineering Team at Red Hat.

I've been a GNU/Linux user since Red Hat Linux 7.

I have an Undergraduate Degree in Computer Science and a Masters of Science in Information Assurance and Security. My main goal within the Open Source community is to contribute in any way that I am able in order to enhance FOSS.

I served as an elected member of the Fedora Engineering Steering Committee from December of 2015 through December of 2018.

You can find me on Twitter yelling into the void on occasion as @TheMaxamillion.

Skill Set

I am comfortable coding in Python, Go, bash shell (3.0+), POSIX sh and I know my way around [ Ruby and Node.js but not nearly well enough to claim I'm "fluent" in either. I have some experience with Ada83, Java, C, C++ but am horridly out of practice. I know some Intel-x86 and MIPS assembly but prefer to not ever code in either. I'm always dabbling in different programming languages because I find them fascinating but haven't found another language in my dabbling that I feel comfortable enough with to claim as a "skill".

I am well versed in Ansible, using it for automating but also developing against it's code base and developing plugins/modules.

I am an experienced RPM Packager, Fedora Packager, Fedora Proven Packager, and the original Author of the RPM Packaging Guide.

I have professional experience with debian and Fedora/RHEL/CentOS server administration (in an array of implementations) and general (desktop/laptop) use but tend to focus on the Red Hat family of distributions.

I am currently a Red Hat Certified Professional, Certificate Number: 110-008-810

My resume.

My Open Source Contributions


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Management & Automation Engineering

Starting February 2021, I became the Red Hat Edge Management & Automation Architect where I focus on designing, developing, and integrating Red Hat's Product Portfolio catered to managing large fleets of RHEL for Edge computing devices.

Ansible Engineering

Starting December 2017, I was a member of the Ansible Core Engineering Team focusing on upstream development of various Ansible related code and content. In Early 2019 I shifted focus and became the Engineering Architect and Lead Developer for Ansible Security Automation.

Fedora Engineering

Starting in April 2015, I was a member of the Fedora Engineering team mostly focusing on Fedora Release Engineering tooling but helping anywhere I am able as I am able.

OpenShift Origin

From April 2012 to April 2015 I was the Release Engineer for OpenShift Online at Red Hat. As a fan of Open Source and of OpenShift, I would love to help bring OpenShift Origin (the upstream to OpenShift Online) to as many users and developers within the community in any way I can, and will continue to strive towards that goal.

My Relation to the Fedora Project

I am currently a Fedora packager and plan to continue this for the foreseeable future. I still enjoy playing around with other distros but prefer to develop/package for Fedora as this project is the one that puts forth my own personal beliefs in software freedom as well as keeping up with wonderful quality assurance, a helpful community, inspiring innovation, and an over all solid distribution.

The Gnome Project

I am currently a Friend of Gnome and I encourage others to join in as well.

KDE e.V. Join the Game

I am currently a supporter of KDE e.V.'s Join the Game program and I encourage others to join in as well.

Support & Bug Triage

  • Tech support in #fedora, #rhel, and #epel on
  • Active in bugzilla




Plans & Goals

I hope to continue to contribute to open source as a whole by developing custom applications, patching and packaging, giving support on irc support channels, writing wiki pages and documentation, and so much more.