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