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