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Major Hayden
Major Hayden
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Birthday: {{{birthday}}}
Home: Texas, USA
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About me

I work for Rackspace as a Principal Architect and my roots are in system administration, virtualization, and software development. I enjoy teaching and tinkering with servers, networking equipment and Android phones.

Much of my current focus at work is around deploying OpenStack on x86 and PPC systems using Ansible.


I maintain a few Fedora packages and I'm on the Fedora Security Team. A bunch of my Fedora-related blog posts are up on Fedora Planet and you can learn how I use Fedora in the Fedora magazine. Serving on the Fedora board was an awesome experience!

Finding Me

  • IRC: mhayden on Freenode
  • Blog:
  • Resume:
  • E-mail: major at mhtx dot net (personal) or major dot hayden at rackspace dot com (business)
  • GTalk: majorh at gmail dot com

My GPG fingerprint is 1BF9 9264 9596 0033 698C 252B 7370 51E0 C101 1FB1 and you can also find me on Keybase.