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Major Hayden
Major Hayden
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Home: Texas, USA
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Top 100 Top 500 Tadpole with Legs Nuancier F24 It still works! Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build VI) What goes around comes around (Karma II) Parselmouth I Red Hat Summit 2016 Keepin Fedora Beautiful (F25) Reaching the Source (Tester IX) Master Badger (Badger III) Chocolate Chip (Cookie II) Nuancier F26 Red Hat Summit 2017 Red Hat Summit 2018 Blag Dragster (Planet VII) Like a Rock (Updates-Stable I) DevConf 2019 Attendee I Voted: Fedora 30 2020 Attendee Return to Society (Tester X) Long Life to Pagure (Pagure II) Long Life to Pagure (Pagure V) I Voted: Fedora 31 Long Life to Pagure (Pagure I) Long Life to Pagure (Pagure VI) Long Life to Pagure (Pagure IV) Long Life to Pagure (Pagure III) I Voted: Fedora 32 Junior Badger (Badger I) Involvement Secretary General Mugshot Ambassador Bloggin' it! (Planet III) Speak Up! Bloggin' it! (Planet I) Bloggin' it! (Planet IV) Bloggin' it! (Planet II) Embryo In Search of the Bull (Tester I) Nuancier The cat came back... Egg Bob Loblaw (Planet V) Tadpole If you build it... (Koji Success I) Bona Fide Old Yeller Baby Badger You can call me "Patches" (SCM I) Heartbleed Buster Let Me Introduce Myself Keepin Fedora Beautiful (F21) Discovery of the Footprints (Tester II) Associate Editor Science (Kernel Tester I) Junior Editor Is this thing on? (Updates-Testing I) If you build it... (Koji Success II) Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build I) You can call me "Patches" (SCM II) What goes up... (Koji Failure I) The Blessing of the FPL Blog Lobber (Planet VI) Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build II) Flock 2015 Attendee Corporate Drone Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build III) Fedora at RH Summit, 2015 Catching the Bull (Tester IV) Macaron (Cookie I) Flock 2015 Speaker Nom Nom Nom Associate Badger (Badger 1.5) Perceiving the Bull (Tester III) Origin What goes up... (Koji Failure II) Take this and call me in the morning What goes around comes around (Karma I) Crypto Panda Crypto Badger Curious Penguin (Ask Fedora I) Junior Tagger (Tagger I) Curious Penguin (Ask Fedora II) Tagger (Tagger II) Telegraphist (Upstream Release Monitoring I) White Rabbit Vacation Senior Badger (Badger II) Horcrux Paranoid Panda Riddle Me This Junior Package Tagger (Package Tagger I) Senior Package Tagger (Package Tagger III) Missed the Train Package Tagger (Package Tagger II) Senior Tagger (Tagger III) Is this thing on? (Updates-Testing II) Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build IV) Science (Kernel Tester II) Keepin Fedora Beautiful (F23) Taming the Bull (Tester V) You can call me "Patches" (SCM III) If you build it... (Koji Success III) Like a Rock (Updates-Stable II) Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build V) Nuancier F23 The Bull Transcended (Tester VII) Riding the Bull Home (Tester VI) Helping Hand Senior Editor Both Bull and Self Transcended (Tester VIII) Partners in Crime Mirror, Mirror on the Wall Extra!  Extra! Clickbait (Fedora Magazine I) Clickbait (Fedora Magazine II)

About me

I work for Rackspace as a Principal Architect and my roots are in system administration, virtualization, and software development. I enjoy teaching and tinkering with servers, networking equipment and Android phones.

Much of my current focus at work is around deploying OpenStack on x86 and PPC systems using Ansible.


I maintain a few Fedora packages and I'm on the Fedora Security Team. A bunch of my Fedora-related blog posts are up on Fedora Planet and you can learn how I use Fedora in the Fedora magazine. Serving on the Fedora board was an awesome experience!

Finding Me

  • IRC: mhayden on Freenode
  • Blog:
  • Resume:
  • E-mail: major at mhtx dot net (personal) or major dot hayden at rackspace dot com (business)
  • GTalk: majorh at gmail dot com

My GPG fingerprint is 1BF9 9264 9596 0033 698C 252B 7370 51E0 C101 1FB1 and you can also find me on Keybase.