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