About the team

In 2017 the Fedora Engineering team merged with the CentOS Engineering team to form what is now called the Community Platform Engineering (CPE) team.

Currently, team members are fully dedicated to working on the Fedora and CentOS Stream projects in several different capacities. That includes helping the EPEL project and key SIGs such as the CentOS Automotive SIG

On both, its members are involved in infrastructure, release engineering, design, and implementation of new services (which we term initiatives) for use by the community. The two infrastructures and teams were brought closer to each other, allowing for more collaboration between them, and where we can, we try and share services and ideas to better both our communities.

There are approximately 20 people on this consolidated team and we take a fluid approach to how we staff initiatives. The breakdown looks approximately like this:

  • In Fedora:

    • 10 software engineers

    • 1 person dedicated to documentation

    • 1 design-centric engineer

    • 2 system administrators

    • 2 release engineers

  • In CentOS Stream:

    • 1 System Administrator

    • 1 software engineer

  • There are also 4 Red Hat Interns working with us.

  • The team is also helped and coordinated by:

    • 2 product owners

    • 4 people managers

Team members are geographically spread in multiple timezones giving us as much coverage as possible.

The team is both quite diverse as well as limited due to the variety of technologies, languages, and innovations that make up our communities. We are constantly trying to learn and upskill on the next big thing that our communities might need.

For these reasons, we need to be careful about how our limited time and effortare spent. The team has therefore defined a Mission Statement for itself, allowing it to focus its work in certain areas.

We have also written a document explaining How to work with us for small and large tasks. Following this document makes it easier for us to help you.