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Gerard Braad
Gerard Braad
Personal Information
Birthday: February 22, 1981
Home: Beijing, PRC
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FAS-Name: gbraad
Fedora-Mail: gbraad@fedoraproject.org
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Private Mail: me@gbraad.nl
GPG-Key: 592CFE75
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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 MIPS, FPGA, ARM and DSP projects.

Associate member of FSF, FSFe, ACM

Activities within Fedora

  • Fedora Ambassadors
    • Member of FAmSCo
    • Regional Mentor for APAC
    • Promotion and marketing of the Fedora brand
    • Speaker about Open Source and Fedora at Linux User Groups
  • Activities in China
    • Member of 中文用户组 / Fedora Zhongwen User Group ("FZUG")
    • Assisting the Chinese Fedora/Linux community
    • Chinese MeeGo Community, representing the MeeGo™ Spin by Fedora
  • 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
    • Desktop/web development
    • cross platform GUI
    • .NET, Java, Python, etc.
    • Performance tuning and debugging
  • Management
  • Continuous integration and deployment management
  • System administration
    • Linux/Un*x and Windows
      • Fedora
      • CentOS/RHEL
      • SmartOS/Solaris
      • etc.
    • Broad knowledge of virtualization technologies
      • VMware ESX
      • KVM, OpenVZ, Qemu, Xen
  • TCP/IP and network protocols
    • Routing, HTTP, ...
  • Testing

Certifications

  • Microsoft Certified Professional
  • Sun Certified Java Programmer
  • Object-Oriented Foundations
  • DSDM Foundations
  • etc.

External Links