John Rose

RHCE of the Year, North America, 2009

"Becoming an RHCE made me better equipped to support and expand an existing infrastructure serving more that 2,000 Red Hat Enterprise Linux systems and the community relying on them."

Systems analyst

At the New Orleans Summit, I was inspired to become an RHCE® and learned that I passed the exam on the final day of the Nashville Summit. Becoming an RHCE made me better equipped to support and expand an existing infrastructure serving more that 2,000 Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® systems and the community relying on them. I became one of the leading contributors to community Red Hat Enterprise Linux support in #rhel on the freenode IRC network. Channel statistics show my contributions rank first in number of lines, number of words (678,986!), and positive karma. This is a wonderful community that I participate in every day both by helping and learning from others. As a result of my increased participation in the Red Hat community, I also became a contributor to the Fedora Project. I am the Central U.S. Regional Ambassador for North America and helped to bring back the ambassador program from a period of inactivity. I am responsible for the Fedora presence at the 2009 Summit and hope to help make this a great event.