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Jared Smith
Jared Smith
Fedora Information
FAS name: jsmith
Fedora email: jsmith@fedoraproject.org
IRC nick: jsmith
IRC channels: #fedora-docs, #fedora-devel, #asterisk-doc, #asterisk-dev (and others)
Fedorapeople page: https://jsmith.fedorapeople.org
Badges (179)
Speak Up! Junior Editor Flock 2013 Attendee Involvement Tanked! Crypto Panda You can call me "Patches" (SCM I) If you build it... (Koji Success I) Bona Fide You can call me "Patches" (SCM II) If you build it... (Koji Success II) Junior Badger (Badger I) Mugshot Ambassador FUDCon Cusco Nuancier Is this thing on? (Updates-Testing II) Is this thing on? (Updates-Testing I) Embryo Flock 2013 Speaker Like a Rock (Updates-Stable I) Like a Rock (Updates-Stable II) In Search of the Bull (Tester I) Bloggin' it! (Planet III) Bloggin' it! (Planet I) Bloggin' it! (Planet II) Apex Baby Badger Tagger (Tagger II) Senior Tagger (Tagger III) Junior Tagger (Tagger I) Tadpole Egg Tadpole with Legs Take this and call me in the morning White Hat Secretary General No Longer a Ronin Vacation Novice (Wordsmith I) Discovery of the Footprints (Tester II) White Rabbit Associate Editor Sensei The Blessing of the FPL Let Me Introduce Myself Proven Packager Froglet Keepin Fedora Beautiful (F21) Helping Hand Flock 2014 Speaker What goes around comes around (Karma I) If you build it... (Koji Success III) Senior Badger (Badger II) Flock 2014 Attendee Dancing with Toshio Party Pirate Science (Kernel Tester I) Flock Paparazzi Nuancier 21 What goes up... (Koji Failure I) Def Keepin Fedora Beautiful (F21) Corporate Drone Readiness Perceiving the Bull (Tester III) Shellshocked Fedora Docs FAD 2014 Senior Package Tagger (Package Tagger III) What goes up... (Koji Failure II) FUDCon Managua FUDCon Pune 2015 Attendee What goes around comes around (Karma II) You can call me "Patches" (SCM III) The Panda Is In Flock 2015 Attendee FUDCon Pune 2015 Speaker Package Tagger (Package Tagger II) Associate Badger (Badger 1.5) DevConf 2015 Attendee Junior Package Tagger (Package Tagger I) OSCON 2015 Attendee Macaron (Cookie I) Flock 2015 Speaker Origin Science (Kernel Tester II) Nuancier (F22) Delivery Keepin Fedora Beautiful (F23) Telegraphist (Upstream Release Monitoring I) Chocolate Chip (Cookie II) Is this thing on? (Updates-Testing III) Nom Nom Nom Nuancier F23 FUDCon Cordoba 2015 Speaker If you build it... (Koji Success IV) You can call me "Patches" (SCM IV) Def Keepin Fedora Beautiful (F23) FUDCon Cordoba 2015 Attendee Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build I) Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build II) Corporate Shill Partners in Crime Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build III) Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build VI) Master Badger (Badger III) Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build IV) Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build V) Like a Rock (Updates-Stable III) What goes up... (Koji Failure III) Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build VII) Senior Editor Black and White (Cookie III) The Last Argument of Kings What goes up... (Koji Failure IV) Master Editor Top 500 Top 25 Patches (SCM V) Top 100 Badge Muse (Badge Ideas I) Fedora 24 Change Accepted Flock 2016 Attendee Nuancier F24 All your $arch are belong to us (Koji Success V) Krakow Brews! The cat came back... Community Messenger I Nuancier F25 Security Team Nuancier F26 Flock 2017 Attendee Hindenburg (Koji Failure V) Steampunk Arcade Chief Editor Adult Frog Binary Star F28 i18n Test Day Participant Pizzelle (Cookie IV) Fedora Mindshare FAD 2018 Flock 2018 Attendee Fedora Docs FAD 2018 Meeting of the Minds Fedora Podcast Interviewee Rollercoaster Restaurant Parselmouth I It's a Cake Thing I Voted: Fedora 29 Catching the Bull (Tester IV) Long Life to Pagure (Pagure II) Badge Junkie (Badger IV) You’re on a boat! Long Life to Pagure (Pagure I) Long Life to Pagure (Pagure III) Fedora Advocate Flock 2019 Attendee I Voted: Fedora 31 I Voted: Fedora 30 Long Life to Pagure (Pagure IV) Long Life to Pagure (Pagure VI) Long Life to Pagure (Pagure V) I Voted: Fedora 33 I Voted: Fedora 32 Lets have a party Fedora 33 F32 i18n Test Day Participant Magazine Editor nest-attendee-2020 DevConf.cz 2021 Attendee Community Survey Taker I Lets have a party Fedora 34 I Voted: Fedora 34 Community Survey Taker 2022 Museum Visitor I Voted: Fedora 35 I Voted: Fedora 36 Nest Attendee 2021 I voted: Fedora 37 Nest with Fedora 2022 Attendee IoT Working Group Member Creative Freedom Summit 2023 Attendee
 

My name is Jared Smith. I'm a big Linux geek. I enjoy systems administration, relational databases, web programming, and VoIP. I eat too many donuts, and don't blog as regularly as I should. I've managed small systems and large-scale networks (over 6500 servers and 800 network devices). As a college freshman, I once stuffed 26 jumbo marshmallows in my mouth to win a contest. Oh, and I wrote a book for O'Reilly on Asterisk and the future of telephony. For all the nitty gritty details, see http://www.jaredsmith.net/about/. I currently work for Endurance International (the parent company of web hosting firms such as Bluehost and Host Gator) doing open source outreach and technical oversight.

Contact

Activities within Fedora

  • I was the Fedora Project Leader for two years.
  • I help out with the Fedora Docs project, and generally make a nuisance of myself. I have a lot of experiece with DocBook publication toolchains, such as Publican.
  • I've also helped out on the Fedora Infrastructure team, mostly around the Fedora Talk server. (I have *lots and lots* of experience with Asterisk and voice over IP.)
  • I do my best to report bugs when I find them, and work with those responsible to ensure the problems get solved.


Badges

To hightlight some of the work I've done in Fedora, here are the badges I've accumulated:

Speak Up! Junior Editor Flock 2013 Attendee Involvement Tanked! Crypto Panda You can call me "Patches" (SCM I) If you build it... (Koji Success I) Bona Fide You can call me "Patches" (SCM II) If you build it... (Koji Success II) Junior Badger (Badger I) Mugshot Ambassador FUDCon Cusco Nuancier Is this thing on? (Updates-Testing II) Is this thing on? (Updates-Testing I) Flock 2013 Speaker Embryo Like a Rock (Updates-Stable I) Like a Rock (Updates-Stable II) Baby Badger Bloggin' it! (Planet III) Bloggin' it! (Planet I) Bloggin' it! (Planet II) In Search of the Bull (Tester I) Tagger (Tagger II) Senior Tagger (Tagger III) Junior Tagger (Tagger I) Egg Tadpole Tadpole with Legs Apex Novice (Wordsmith I) White Hat Take this and call me in the morning Secretary General Discovery of the Footprints (Tester II) No Longer a Ronin Vacation Associate Editor If you build it... (Koji Success III) White Rabbit Proven Packager Froglet The Blessing of the FPL Keepin Fedora Beautiful (F21) Flock 2014 Speaker Sensei Let Me Introduce Myself Helping Hand Flock 2014 Attendee What goes around comes around (Karma I) Senior Badger (Badger II) Party Pirate Dancing with Toshio Flock Paparazzi Science (Kernel Tester I) Shellshocked Nuancier 21 What goes up... (Koji Failure I) Def Keepin Fedora Beautiful (F21) Readiness Fedora Docs FAD 2014 You can call me "Patches" (SCM III) Perceiving the Bull (Tester III) Corporate Drone What goes around comes around (Karma II) What goes up... (Koji Failure II) FUDCon Pune 2015 Speaker The Panda Is In Flock 2015 Attendee FUDCon Managua FUDCon Pune 2015 Attendee Associate Badger (Badger 1.5) Senior Package Tagger (Package Tagger III) DevConf 2015 Attendee Package Tagger (Package Tagger II) Junior Package Tagger (Package Tagger I) Macaron (Cookie I) OSCON 2015 Attendee Science (Kernel Tester II) Nuancier (F22) Origin Flock 2015 Speaker Telegraphist (Upstream Release Monitoring I) Delivery Keepin Fedora Beautiful (F23) Chocolate Chip (Cookie II) Nom Nom Nom Is this thing on? (Updates-Testing III) If you build it... (Koji Success IV) You can call me "Patches" (SCM IV) Nuancier F23 FUDCon Cordoba 2015 Speaker Corporate Shill FUDCon Cordoba 2015 Attendee Def Keepin Fedora Beautiful (F23) Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build I) Like a Rock (Updates-Stable III) Partners in Crime Master Badger (Badger III) Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build IV) What goes up... (Koji Failure III) Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build II) Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build III) Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build V) Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build VI) Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build VII) Top 25 What goes up... (Koji Failure IV) Master Editor The Last Argument of Kings Black and White (Cookie III) Senior Editor Badge Muse (Badge Ideas I) Top 100 Top 500 Nuancier F25 Flock 2016 Attendee All your $arch are belong to us (Koji Success V) Patches (SCM V) Fedora 24 Change Accepted Nuancier F24 Krakow Brews! The cat came back... Community Messenger I Hindenburg (Koji Failure V) Security Team Nuancier F26 Binary Star Adult Frog Steampunk Arcade Flock 2017 Attendee Chief Editor F28 i18n Test Day Participant Fedora Mindshare FAD 2018 Pizzelle (Cookie IV) Meeting of the Minds It's a Cake Thing Fedora Podcast Interviewee Fedora Docs FAD 2018 Flock 2018 Attendee Parselmouth I I Voted: Fedora 29 Rollercoaster Restaurant Catching the Bull (Tester IV) Long Life to Pagure (Pagure II) You’re on a boat! Badge Junkie (Badger IV) Flock 2019 Attendee Long Life to Pagure (Pagure I) Long Life to Pagure (Pagure III) I Voted: Fedora 31 Fedora Advocate Long Life to Pagure (Pagure IV) I Voted: Fedora 30 Long Life to Pagure (Pagure VI) Long Life to Pagure (Pagure V) I Voted: Fedora 32 F32 i18n Test Day Participant nest-attendee-2020 I Voted: Fedora 33 Lets have a party Fedora 33 DevConf.cz 2021 Attendee Lets have a party Fedora 34 Magazine Editor I Voted: Fedora 34 Community Survey Taker I IoT Working Group Member Nest Attendee 2021 I Voted: Fedora 35 Community Survey Taker 2022 Nest with Fedora 2022 Attendee Museum Visitor I Voted: Fedora 36 I voted: Fedora 37 Creative Freedom Summit 2023 Attendee