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Peter Czanik
Peter Czanik
Personal Information
Birthday: {{{birthday}}}
Home: Budapest, Hungary
Fedora-specific Information
FAS-Name: czanik
Fedora-Mail: czanik@fedoraproject.org
Miscellaneous Information
Private Mail: czanik@fedoraproject.org
GPG-Key: {{{gpg}}}
IRC: CzP on Libera.chat in
#fedora-hu
Badges (68)
Embryo Let Me Introduce Myself Involvement Tadpole Junior Editor Egg Ambassador FOSDEM 2014 Attendee Baby Badger Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build I) DevConf 2014 Attendee Bloggin' it! (Planet I) Bloggin' it! (Planet II) Bloggin' it! (Planet III) Junior Badger (Badger I) Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build II) Associate Editor If you build it... (Koji Success I) Bona Fide Is this thing on? (Updates-Testing I) The Panda Is In Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build III) Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build IV) You can call me "Patches" (SCM I) If you build it... (Koji Success II) What goes around comes around (Karma I) Bloggin' it! (Planet IV) Flock 2014 Attendee Party Pirate Speak Up! Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build V) FOSDEM 2015 Attendee Associate Badger (Badger 1.5) Origin Macaron (Cookie I) DevConf 2015 Attendee Bob Loblaw (Planet V) Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build VI) Delivery The cat came back... Tadpole with Legs Blog Lobber (Planet VI) DevConf 2016 Attendee Top 500 Corporate Drone FOSDEM 2019 Attendee Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build VII) Red Hat Summit 2018 DevConf 2019 Attendee Froglet FOSDEM 2018 Attendee Senior Badger (Badger II) In Search of the Bull (Tester I) Flock 2019 Attendee You can call me "Patches" (SCM II) Long Life to Pagure (Pagure I) Discovery of the Footprints (Tester II) Adult Frog Nest Attendee 2021 FOSDEM 2021 Attendee Lets have a party Fedora 34 Blag Dragster (Planet VII) Like a Rock (Updates-Stable I) DevConf.cz 2021 Attendee Red Hat Summit 2021 Lets have a party Fedora 35 FOSDEM 2022 Attendee CentOS Connect 2023 Attendee
 


I'm Peter Czanik from Hungary, a long time Linux user (I have each year since 1995 as the year of the Linux desktop :-) ). Started with Slackware, continued with RedHat, than with Jurix (rest in peace), S.u.S.E. and ended up using many different distributions, including but not limited to Fedora, RHEL/CentOS, openSUSE, SLES and FreeBSD.

As community manager of the syslog-ng project, my primary interest in Fedora was the syslog-ng package. I quickly became part of the Hungarian Fedora community and right now I'm working on becoming a Fedora Ambassador.

Other Contacts

  • Snailmail / phone / etc.: please contact me on IRC / e-mail

Activities within Fedora

Events

As community manager for the syslog-ng project, I participate at conferences regularly. This is how I first met with the Hungarian Fedora community. Over the years it developed into a close working relationship, where I helped to maintain the Fedora booth at different conferences and also gave presentations as part of the Hungarian Fedora team. In 2013 I helped to organize two Hungarian Fedora community events to BalaBit HQ.

User support

I'm on IRC most of the time, and help users regularly. My focus is logging, but can answer many other questions as well :)

Packaging

Updating the syslog-ng package from an ancient version was my first packaging work on Fedora, and I'm still actively involved in this package. I plan to participate more actively in packaging, as some of the software I use regularly is quite outdated in Fedora.

Testing

For the last couple of years I was running the latest release along with RawHide. Originally it was because of syslog-ng, later because of first principle of the Fedora Foundations as using it was the best way to learn about emerging technologies like systemd & co. Along the way I reported and helped to fix syslog-ng related problems, later also generic Fedora bugs.

Events so far:

  • Linux Free Software Conference (Open Source Lab - IT Center), Szeged - 2010. oct. 8. as visitor
  • FOSDEM in Brussel - 2011. febr. ULB Solbush Campus as visitor
  • Devconf CZ, Brno, February as visitor
  • FUDCon Paris 2012. okt. 13 -15. as speaker
  • VDay Virtualisation Day Hungary, Budapest - 2012. nov. 23. as booth supporter
  • FSF Free Software Conference & Exhibition 2012 dec. 8. - Budapest, Hungary, Technical University of Óbuda, Vienna Road as booth supporter
  • FOSDEM in Brussel - 2013. febr. ULB Solbush Campus as visitor
  • Devconf CZ, Brno, February 23-24. as visitor
  • Linuxwochen Vienna and Linux Graphics Meeting - 2013. may 2-4. FH Technikum Vienna, Vienna as booth supporter, speaker
  • FSF Free Software Conference & Exhibition 2013 Jun. 8. - Budapest, Hungary, Technical University of Óbuda, Vienna Road as booth supporter
  • FOSDEM in Brussel - 2014. febr. 1-2 as speaker
  • LinuxWochen in Wien - 2014. May 8-10 as booth supporter, speaker
  • DevConf 2014 in Brno, CZ - February 7-9th - visitor
  • Fedora 20 Release Party in Budapest, HU - February 22th 2014, Balabit HQ - as organizer
  • Linuxwochen 2014 Vienna in Vienna, AT - May 8th-10th 2014 - as booth support and a speaker
  • Flock 2014 in Prague, CZ - August 6th-9th - as visitor