My name is Michael Haynes (IRC: mhaynes) and I'm from southern Alabama in
the US. I've been working with computers for around 25 years with 20 of
them being in a professional capacity. Over the years I have worked in PC
support, network installation and support, and for the past 8 years as a
developer. Currently I am working toward moving more into system
administration and security.
I would like to apply my current skill set to the Fedora project in any way
I can while getting some more hands-on experience with administration /
security so that I can build up that skill set to an acceptable level.
Here's a short list of what I bring to the table:
- C++, C#, Java, Python
- XML, XSLT, XPath
- MS SQL, PostgreSQL
- A+, Network+, Security+, MCP, and several CIW certifications. Currently
preparing for the Linux+ and hope to achieve that within the next 6 weeks.
- Good communication skills (and not too shabby at documentation)
There are several goals I hope to achieve here. First and foremost is the
opportunity to be a part of this community and learn from you all while
hopefully contributing something positive back to the group and the project
as a whole. And on a personal level I want to further develop my current
skills while also building up the required skills to move my career in a
For the next few weeks I will probably be hiding in the background just
trying to get acclimated to how the team works and the processes you
follow. Once I've got a good feel for things I'll be jumping in with both
Feel free to contact me at mhaynes.linux(a)gmail.com if you have any
questions or just want to chat about something.
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