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Jim Perrin
Jim Perrin
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Let Me Introduce Myself Involvement Paranoid Panda Crypto Panda In Search of the Bull (Tester I) Like a Rock (Updates-Stable I) Egg Perceiving the Bull (Tester III) Junior Badger (Badger I) Bona Fide Discovery of the Footprints (Tester II) Embryo You can call me "Patches" (SCM I) DevConf 2016 Speaker What goes around comes around (Karma I) If you build it... (Koji Success I) Take this and call me in the morning Baby Badger Docs FAD 2016 Is this thing on? (Updates-Testing I) Corporate Drone Associate Badger (Badger 1.5) What goes up... (Koji Failure I) Override, you say? Associate Editor Tadpole LISA16 FOSDEM 2017 Attendee Flock 2017 Attendee I Voted: Fedora 31 Junior Editor Red Hat Summit 2018 It's a Cake Thing Flock 2018 Attendee Tadpole with Legs FOSDEM 2019 Attendee You’re on a boat! Rollercoaster Restaurant DevConf 2019 Attendee Flock 2019 Attendee Froglet Fedora & CentOS Social @ Summit 2020 Macaron (Cookie I) The Panda Is In

I've been running Linux systems since 1999, moved to using Red Hat Linux in 2000, and have been involved with the CentOS project since 2004. I've worked as a consultant for defense contractors and in the oil and gas industry, where I managed large scale deployment, automation, and systems integration. I will frequently run a variety of Linux distributions and other operating systems in order to try to stay as current as possible with other methods for solving problems we all face when building and running something as complex as a modern Linux distribution.

I joined Red Hat in August of 2014, and in 2016 I became the manager of the CentOS Engineering team. My focus is on pushing community technology and making sure that my team has everything needed to be successful in what they do.