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