I’d like to be able to say this blog draws its name from the ancient beliefs that the horse is an all knowing messenger from powerful beings. However, that simply isn’t true. It is inspired, like many things, by a Dilbert Cartoon. It’s funny. I am not sure why.
That first paragraph probably told you more about me than you will ever otherwise find out. Beyond my weird sense of humor and bad taste in music the rest is pretty standard. I wear a bunch of hats professionally and semi-professionally, including:
I’ve written some code and contributed to other code bases. A lot of this work has been done in GitHub.
Talks and presentations that I’ve given are collected on my [talks page]](talks/).
More details can be found in my LinkedIn profile, amongst other places.
If anyone actually reads this page and sends me a question, I’ll make this description better.
I engage in one habit that a friend has described as “barbarism.” I put two spaces after periods. *gasp* I also tend to hardwrap non-email text. *shock* Finally, I have currently set my tab to be 4 spaces and not 8. *fainting noise*
For those of you who need to send me something super sekrit, you can use my spiffy GPG key. Please keep in mind that my response time on encrypted emails is pretty slow.
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You can find my full key, here.
I’ve had the privilege of being quoted a few times. For vanity reasons, I maintain a list.
Bios are hard to write and worst to have to come up with on short notice. I keep a few here as notes.
Brian Exelbierd works is the Fedora Community Coordinator and has a background in Higher Education and IT/Engineering. Follow him @bexelbie
Brian (bex) Exelbierd is the Fedora Community Action and Impact Coordinator. At Red Hat, Brian has worked as a technical writer, software engineer, content strategist and now as a community manager. Brian spends his day enabling the Fedora community by clearing road blocks and easing the way for the community to do great things. Before Red Hat, Brian worked with the University of Delaware as the Director of Graduate and Executive Programs in the Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics and as a Budget Analyst. Brian’s background in software engineering stretches back years before his university work and includes stints in both business and government. “Glue Code” is how many Brian’s projects could be described. These are projects that fill in the interstitial spaces between systems, providing continuity and ease of use. Follow his blog at www.winglemeyer.org.
Brian (bex) Exelbierd is the Fedora Community Action and Impact Coordinator on behalf of the Open Source and Standards team at Red Hat. At Red Hat, Brian has worked as a technical writer, software engineer, content strategist and now as an Open Source community manager. Brian spends his day enabling the Fedora community by clearing road blocks and easing the way for the community to do great things. Before Red Hat, Brian worked with the University of Delaware as the Director of Graduate and Executive Programs in the Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics and as a Budget Analyst. Brian’s background in software engineering stretches back years before his university work and includes stints at small, medium, large and governmental organizations. “Glue Code” is how many of Brian’s projects could be described. These are projects that fill in the interstitial spaces between large systems and provide continuity and ease of use. Follow him on Twitter @bexelbie or via his blog at www.winglemeyer.org.
I am placing two headshots here. I have the photography skills of a <insert unskilled thing here> (I am a terrible picture taker, editor, and model), so be kind :). I’ve also noticed that someone keeps running a real world shading effect on me so I appear to have more gray in my beard than these photos from 2013 show. I am not sure why they are not auto-updating …
The theme is the official jekyll version of the Clean Blog from Start Bootstrap. The theme has been modified by me with several patches and extensions. They can be reviewed in the site’s source repository. I also maintain a “stable” branch” with all my changes, both private and those are are submitted for upstream consideration.
Comments are only occasionally enabled. I think that most of my writing deserve a response via your own blog/social media and I encourage you to do so. In a few situations I’ve enabled comments because they make sense for that particular article. Comments are powered by Staticman.
Reading times are roughly calculated using a reading speed of 180 words per minute. The code is from Carlos Alexandro Becker.
This site is instrumented with Google Analytics to allow me to see some basic statistics information and catch broken links. There is no other, known tracking, on this site except on one article where I have enabled a single Google Ad as an experiment. I am genuinely curious to see how it will be handled/perform. This is apparently the most popular page on my site … weird.