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