Introducing me (Nik Lam, nlam)

Mike McGrath mmcgrath at
Thu Sep 30 15:40:38 UTC 2010

On Thu, 30 Sep 2010, Nikolas Lam wrote:

> Hi Fedora Infrastructure,
> I've been a frequent Fedora user for approximately 3 years have been a
> huge fan of free software in general for many more. Up until now though,
> I've never contributed anything substantial back, other than acting as
> an advocate among those who I know personally.
> In July, I relocated from Australia to China (Shanghai) and am hoping to
> actively participate in the Fedora Project and focus my efforts in this
> region. In August, during her visit, I met with Mel Chua and Xin Zhen
> (Fedora Ambassador "lonestar"). Mel suggested that with my background I
> might be suitable as a contributor to the infrastructure team.
> Some info about my skills:
> I've worked as a sysadmin in the tertiary education sector for the past
> 3.5 years mainly on RHEL systems; prior to that, I worked mainly on
> FreeBSD systems for 5 years. I am RHCE certified for RHEL4 and I'm
> familiar with a bunch of the enterprise-oriented Red Hat-centric
> technologies including RHN satellite, Cluster Suite and the
> virtualisation capabilities of RHEL5. Application-wise, I think I've got
> a fairly common set of skills, including:
> * Apache httpd in conjunction with PHP, Tomcat and Zope-based web apps.
> * mail services including exim, postfix, sendmail & dovecot
> * (Sun) LDAP directory.
> I've never been a big user of IRC, and therefore am quite the n00b, but
> I've just registered the nick ni2ke4 on freenode and will be spending
> time in the #fedora-admin to get acquainted with members of the team and
> the way things work in infrastructure-land.

Welcome Nik, I agree with mel.  I'm sure you will do well here.  Have you
looked over our GettingStarted page?


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