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Haikel Guemar

Self Intro

  • Name: Haïkel Guémar
  • Location: Lyon, France
  • IRC nick: number80
  • I work as a senior software engineer (currently doing: Distributed middlewares for HPC and cloud computing)
  • I use Fedora as my main OS since 2003 and i'm a Fedora Packages Maintainer since 2006
  • Cloud WG/SIG member
  • Fedora Board member for F21-F22 releases
  • I hold a MSc in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science



  • application programming: C (Posix, Gtk+), C++ (Boost, Qt4, Gtkmm), Python (SciPy, Twisted), Objective-C.
  • web programming: python (turbogears, django), php
  • basic administration skills on servers: web, scm (svn, git, hg), databases (Postgres, MySQL) and workstations.
  • package monkey ^^

Participation in the Fedora Project

  • Fedora Collection as packager/sponsor
  • Fedora Usability as hacker (python, pygtk).
  • Welcoming new users (assistance through irc, forums, writing some documentation)
  • Fedora Ambassador (Lyon, France).
  • Member of Borsalinux-fr (French speaking contributors and users group)
  • Animate the Fedora Lyon monthly meetings (informal Local Fedora User Group).
  • Writer/Reviewer for Fedora-FR documentation project.
  • I wrote few articles about Fedora for local magazines.
  • Organization of a FedoraProject presence in JDLL (October) along with ambassadors BenoîtMarcellin, MaximeCarron and some fellow guys. JDLL (Journées Du Logiciel Libre| Free Software Days) hosts meetings between Free Software related actors (companies, associations, projects etc.) and public, many conferences.


  • Packages i currently maintain for Fedora:

  • I'm also a packager sponsor


If you build it... (Koji Success II) Speak Up! Flock 2013 Attendee If you build it... (Koji Success I) Is this thing on? (Updates-Testing I) Involvement You can call me "Patches" (SCM I) Tanked! Secretary General Junior Editor Ambassador Packager Sponsor You can call me "Patches" (SCM II) In Search of the Bull (Tester I) Riddle Me This Junior Badger (Badger I) Paranoid Panda Perceiving the Bull (Tester III) Associate Editor Discovery of the Footprints (Tester II) Bona Fide Mugshot Like a Rock (Updates-Stable I) Partners in Crime Badge Muse (Badge Ideas I) Flock 2013 Speaker Froglet Embryo Senior Editor FOSDEM 2014 Attendee Vacation Tadpole Egg Tadpole with Legs Baby Badger It still works! Let Me Introduce Myself Catching the Bull (Tester IV) Flock 2014 Attendee The Blessing of the FPL Flock 2014 Speaker Helping Hand Crypto Badger Take this and call me in the morning Consolation Prize Party Pirate White Rabbit Dancing with Toshio White Hat Senior Badger (Badger II) Proven Packager What goes up... (Koji Failure I) Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build I) What goes up... (Koji Failure II) Macklemore (Tagger V) Missed the Train Let's do lunch! Taming the Bull (Tester V) Tagger (Tagger II) Junior Tagger (Tagger I) Grandmaster Package Tagger (Package Tagger V) Junior Package Tagger (Package Tagger I) Curious Penguin (Ask Fedora I) The cat came back... Package Tagger (Package Tagger II) Crypto Panda Senior Tagger (Tagger III) If you build it... (Koji Success III) Master Tagger (Tagger IV) Master Package Tagger (Package Tagger IV) Senior Package Tagger (Package Tagger III) Flock Paparazzi Chief Tagger (Tagger VI) Chief Package Tagger (Package Tagger VI) ZOMG Tagger (Tagger VII) Fedora 21 Change Accepted ZOMG Package Tagger (Package Tagger VII) Corporate Drone Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build II) You can call me "Patches" (SCM III) Is this thing on? (Updates-Testing II) Like a Rock (Updates-Stable II) What goes around comes around (Karma I) Science (Kernel Tester II) Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build III) What goes up... (Koji Failure III) Override, you say? FOSDEM 2015 Attendee If you build it... (Koji Success IV) Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build IV) Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build V) Associate Badger (Badger 1.5) The Last Argument of Kings Nom Nom Nom Riding the Bull Home (Tester VI) Parselmouth I Flock 2015 Speaker Telegraphist (Upstream Release Monitoring I) Nuancier (F22) Science (Kernel Tester I) What goes around comes around (Karma II) The Bull Transcended (Tester VII) Flock 2015 Attendee Macaron (Cookie I) Origin Delivery Top 500 You can call me "Patches" (SCM IV) Is this thing on? (Updates-Testing III) Like a Rock (Updates-Stable III) Top 100 Top 25 Binary Star Chocolate Chip (Cookie II) Master Badger (Badger III) United Packages of Fedora You can pry it from my cold, dead hands Black and White (Cookie III) DevConf 2016 Attendee Horcrux Old Yeller FOSDEM 2016 Attendee Patches (SCM V) Nuancier F24 Python SIG member Parselmouth II Parselmouth III Adult Frog What goes around comes around (Karma III) Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build VI) Flock 2016 Speaker Community Messenger I Summer Coder Nuancier F26 Pizzelle (Cookie IV) Flock 2016 Attendee All your $arch are belong to us (Koji Success V) FOSDEM 2020 Attendee Long Life to Pagure (Pagure I) Long Life to Pagure (Pagure VI) Long Life to Pagure (Pagure II) Long Life to Pagure (Pagure IV) Long Life to Pagure (Pagure V) Long Life to Pagure (Pagure III) Badge Junkie (Badger IV) Master Editor I Voted: Fedora 32 iot-name-game I Voted: Fedora 33