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Gerard Braad
Gerard Braad
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Birthday: February 22, 1981
Home: Beijing, PRC
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Speak Up! Involvement Ambassador Egg Tadpole Embryo Ambassadors Sponsor Paranoid Panda Let Me Introduce Myself Tadpole with Legs Junior Badger (Badger I) FUDCon Beijing Junior Editor FAmSCo Member Origin Don't Call it a Comeback FOSDEM 2015 Attendee Froglet Secretary General Crypto Panda Bloggin' it! (Planet II) In Search of the Bull (Tester I) Mugshot Baby Badger Crypto Badger Bloggin' it! (Planet III) Associate Badger (Badger 1.5) Bloggin' it! (Planet I) Adult Frog Bloggin' it! (Planet IV) Curious Penguin (Ask Fedora I) LinuxCon Beijing 2017 Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build II) FUDCon Phnom Penh 2016 Speaker FUDCon Phnom Penh 2016 Attendee Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build I) Long Life to Pagure (Pagure I) LinuxCon Beijing 2018 Fedora 29 Change Accepted Long Life to Pagure (Pagure V) Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build III) FOSDEM 2021 Attendee nest-attendee-2020 Called to Action Discovery of the Footprints (Tester II)

Gerard Braad — 吉拉德

Software engineer for both Unix/Linux as Windows based software in different programming and scripting languages. Has broad knowledge about maintenance of a mixed OS and virtualization environment using both F/OSS and proprietary technologies. Active user of Red Hat Linux since the Vanderbilt release (RHL 4.1).

I am a developer with a unique blend of creative, managerial and technical talents. I am highly motivated and constantly trying to broaden and deepen my extensive knowledge and expertise. From childhood, I have been active in IT; I clearly turned my hobby into a career. Through my openness and involvement I can turn each problem into a challenge that needs to be tackled with a successful outcome. I can be technical, but have excellent communication skills as a team leader, a quality which I have shown many times as IT manager.

Recently I have worked for a software development company as a full-time developer for .NET, Java and dynamic languages. My last assignment dealt with interoperability and cross platform support (x86/Windows, Linux and ARM/Linux) of a large .NET codebase. As part of my interest I give lectures on software development (and Open Source) and promote Open Source activities throughout China. As hardware engineer I deal with ARM/DSP and FPGA projects. Within Fedora I currently assist the Chinese Fedora Community and lead the Fedora-MIPS port.

Associate member of FSF, FSFe, ACM

Activities within Fedora

  • Promotion and marketing of the Fedora brand
    • Short distro overview presentations Fedora Hour
    • Speaker about Open Source and Fedora at Linux User Groups, e.g. BeijingLUG
  • Activities in China
    • Member of 中文用户组 / Fedora Zhongwen User Group ("FZUG")
    • Assisting the Chinese Fedora/Linux community
  • Project-lead of the Fedora-MIPS port
  • Compatibility testing for primary and secondary architectures (e.g. ARM, MIPS)
  • Maintainer of coLinux images

Areas of Expertise

  • Software Development
  • Continuous integration and deployment management
  • System administration (Linux/Un*x and Windows)
  • Desktop/web development and cross platform GUI development using .NET, Java, Python
  • Broad knowledge of virtualization technologies (VMware ESX, Xen, KVM, OpenVZ, oVirt/libvirt)
  • TCP/IP and network protocols
  • Performance tuning and debugging
  • Management


  • Microsoft Certified Professional
  • Sun Certified Java Programmer
  • etc.

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