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