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|REAL-NAME=Rick Elrod
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|image=CodeBlock.jpg
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|homepage=elrod.me
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|location=Ohio, USA
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|birthday=August 2
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|fas-name=codeblock
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|email=codeblock@fedoraproject.org
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|gpg=FC3C6A07
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|irc-nick=relrod
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|irc-channels=#fedora-admin, #fedora-noc, #fedora-apps, #haskell, #scalaz, and a bunch of others
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|facebook=codeblock
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|github=relrod
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|callsign=N8SQL
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}}
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<div style="float: right;">[[File: CodeBlock.jpg ]]</div>
 
  
= Ricky Elrod on the 'net =
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=NOTE!=
'''FAS''': [https://admin.fedoraproject.org/accounts/user/view/codeblock codeblock]<br />
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'''By FAR, the best way to reach me is by pinging me on IRC or dropping me a PM (relrod on freenode). Please try to contact me there before resorting to other methods.'''
'''GPG''': [http://pgp.mit.edu:11371/pks/lookup?op=get&search=0x002710B0DAD3DF0E DAD3DF0E]<br />
 
'''Freenode''' (nick: relrod): #fedora-admin, #fedora-noc, #fedora-apps, #fedora-fedmsg, and a bunch of others.<br />
 
'''Internal/Red Hat''' (nick: relrod)<br />
 
'''Slashnet''' (nick: CodeBlock): #uakroncs<br />
 
'''Ham Radio''': [http://callook.info/n8sql N8SQL]<br />
 
'''Email''': [mailto:codeblock@fedoraproject.org codeblock@fedoraproject.org]<br />
 
'''Website''': [http://elrod.me/ http://elrod.me/]<br />
 
'''Blog''': [http://blog.elrod.me/ http://blog.elrod.me/]<br />
 
'''Github''': [https://www.github.com/codeblock https://www.github.com/CodeBlock]<br />
 
'''Facebook''': [https://www.facebook.com/codeblock https://www.facebook.com/codeblock]<br />
 
'''Google+''' (rarely used): [https://plus.google.com/106726601246881076299/ https://plus.google.com/106726601246881076299/]<br />
 
  
 
= Introduction =
 
= Introduction =
I live in Akron, OH, USA, and am currently attending Youngstown State University where I am majoring in computer science and minoring in mathematics. I have a very strong interest in Programming Language Theory (PLT) and the connection between mathematics and programming by way of things like category theory, type theory, and the Curry-Howard correspondence.
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I live in Youngstown, OH, USA, and am a recent graduate of Youngstown State University where I majored in computer science and mathematics, and minored in linguistics. I have a very strong interest in Programming Language Theory (PLT) and the connection between mathematics and programming by way of things like category theory, type theory, and the Curry-Howard correspondence. To that end, I have a very strong opinions on the state of the software industry and the need for formal verification in our industry as software continues to grow more fragile and complex.
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I am a Red Hat Certified Engineer as of June 2019.
  
 
= What I do within Fedora (current-ish) =
 
= What I do within Fedora (current-ish) =
* I packaged and maintain a number of [https://admin.fedoraproject.org/pkgdb/users/packages/codeblock packages] that I find useful.
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** I am also a packager sponsor and currently sponsor a small number of people
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I am on the [[Community Platform Engineering]] team at Red Hat. Day-to-day, I spend most of my time on the infrastructure team, ensuring that the Project's servers are up and running, safe and secure, and up to date. However, I also spend time working on Fedora's websites portfolio, including co-leading the rework of getfedora.org that took place in mid 2019. I hold a seat on the Fedora Mindshare committee where I represent the Websites and Design teams. I maintain a fair number of packages, mostly random things that I find useful.
* I'm a member of the core infrastructure team
 
** Web app development
 
** Server maintenance/upkeep
 
* I lead the [https://github.com/fedora-infra/mobile Fedora Mobile] Android app project
 
* I am on the websites team and occasionally fix issues with project websites
 
  
 
= Timeline of my Fedora history =
 
= Timeline of my Fedora history =
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* (November 2011) - Started administrating the [[Scholarship | Fedora Scholarship]] since the previous winner has the opportunity to run the next year's scholarship.
 
* (November 2011) - Started administrating the [[Scholarship | Fedora Scholarship]] since the previous winner has the opportunity to run the next year's scholarship.
 
* (February 2012) - Became an intern at Red Hat (Fedora Engineering Intern).
 
* (February 2012) - Became an intern at Red Hat (Fedora Engineering Intern).
* (December 2013 - present) - Title change to "Associate Software Engineer, Fedora Engineering"
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* May 2017 - Transitioned to full-time member of the Community Platform Engineering team as "Associate Software Engineer"
 
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* June 2019 - Promotion to "Software Engineer"
= Perhaps most importantly, I earn badges! =
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* June 2019 - Obtained RHCE certification.
{{ #fedorabadges: codeblock }}
 
  
 
= What I do outside of Fedora (in FOSS) =
 
= What I do outside of Fedora (in FOSS) =
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* I work on a lot of small FOSS projects that I started (see my GitHub page linked above).
 
* I love learning about programming paradigms, particularly Functional Programming.
 
* I love learning about programming paradigms, particularly Functional Programming.
 
** Along with that, I love learning the math behind it. Type theory and category theory are enjoyable. Provable correctness is amazing. :)
 
** Along with that, I love learning the math behind it. Type theory and category theory are enjoyable. Provable correctness is amazing. :)
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* I maintain some Haskell packages on [http://hackage.haskell.org/user/RickyElrod Hackage].
 
* I maintain some Haskell packages on [http://hackage.haskell.org/user/RickyElrod Hackage].
 
* I created [http://da.gd/ http://da.gd/] and am currently rewriting it in Haskell.
 
* I created [http://da.gd/ http://da.gd/] and am currently rewriting it in Haskell.
* I sometimes contribute to [https://github.com/facebook/phabricator Facebook's Phabricator project] in my spare time.
 
  
 
= Non-software things that I do =
 
= Non-software things that I do =
* I am a full-time student, currently majoring in CS and minoring in Mathematics at Youngstown State University.
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* I am a founder of the [https://noexc.org/ Northeast Ohio Experimenters Club], a small ham radio club among friends, in Ohio, USA.
** I am the current Vice President for the YSU ACM student chapter.
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* I was a founder of [http://synhak.org The SYN/HAK Hackerspace] in Akron, Ohio, USA.
** I am the former Vice President for [http://www.w8upd.org/ W8UPD], The University of Akron's Amateur Radio Club.
 
** I am the former Vice President for [http://acm.cs.uakron.edu ACM at UAkron].
 
* I am a founder of [http://synhak.org The SYN/HAK Hackerspace] in Akron, Ohio.
 
* I am learning calligraphy in my free time.
 
 
* I enjoy photography - I shoot Pentax.
 
* I enjoy photography - I shoot Pentax.
* I am still active with the University of Akron Amateur Radio club, though I no longer attend UAkron. I write code for them.
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* I enjoy astronomy and should learn more about it one day.
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* I'm an extra class amateur radio operator (N8SQL) and ARRL and Laurel VE.
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* I play drums (but only as a hobby).
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* I play guitar (also only as a hobby).
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* I play piano (you get the idea at this point).
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* I swing dance.
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[[Category:Ambassadors from the USA]]

Latest revision as of 01:58, 18 June 2019

Rick Elrod
Rick Elrod
Personal information
Location: Ohio, USA
Birthday: August 2
Homepage: elrod.me
E-mail: codeblock@fedoraproject.org
GPG key: FC3C6A07
Contact information
Ham Radio: N8SQL​
Facebook: codeblock
GitHub: relrod

Fedora-specific information
FAS name: codeblock
Fedora e-mail: codeblock@fedoraproject.org
Fedora homepage: codeblock.fedorapeople.org
Fedora Badges earned (140)
Senior Editor Speak Up! Flock 2013 Attendee Associate Editor Junior Editor Involvement Bloggin' it! (Planet I) If you build it... (Koji Success II) If you build it... (Koji Success I) If you build it... (Koji Success III) Tagger (Tagger II) Junior Tagger (Tagger I) Badge Muse (Badge Ideas I) Riddle Me This Tanked! Junior Badger (Badger I) Keepin Fedora Beautiful (F20) Like a Rock (Updates-Stable I) Like a Rock (Updates-Stable II) Crypto Panda Secretary General You can call me "Patches" (SCM I) You can call me "Patches" (SCM II) You can call me "Patches" (SCM III) Is this thing on? (Updates-Testing I) Paranoid Panda Is this thing on? (Updates-Testing II) Trust me, I know what I am doing Mugshot Let Me Introduce Myself White Rabbit Bona Fide Packager Sponsor What goes up... (Koji Failure III) What goes up... (Koji Failure I) What goes up... (Koji Failure II) Maestro Bloggin' it! (Planet III) White Hat Nuancier In Search of the Bull (Tester I) Embryo Flock 2013 Speaker Baby Badger Senior Badger (Badger II) Is this thing on? (Updates-Testing III) Tadpole Bloggin' it! (Planet II) Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build I) Egg No Longer a Ronin Rock the Web! Binary Star Partners in Crime Discovery of the Footprints (Tester II) Junior Package Tagger (Package Tagger I) Senior Package Tagger (Package Tagger III) Package Tagger (Package Tagger II) Fedora Scholar Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build III) Override, you say? Helping Hand Take this and call me in the morning Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build II) Proven Packager Flock 2014 Attendee Master Editor Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build IV) The Blessing of the FPL What goes around comes around (Karma I) Flock 2014 Speaker If you build it... (Koji Success IV) Crypto Badger Party Pirate Ambassador Missed the Train Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build VI) Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build V) Badge Off! Corporate Drone Fedora 21 Change Accepted Consolation Prize Tadpole with Legs Shellshocked Associate Badger (Badger 1.5) Nom Nom Nom Origin Bloggin' it! (Planet IV) Flock 2015 Speaker Fedora Legal Badge of Doom Like a Rock (Updates-Stable III) Delivery Master Badger (Badger III) Websites.NEXT Fedora 22 Change Accepted Flock 2015 Attendee Macaron (Cookie I) You can call me "Patches" (SCM IV) Dancing with Toshio What goes around comes around (Karma II) It still works! Top 500 Mirror, Mirror on the Wall Top 100 Flock 2016 Attendee Chocolate Chip (Cookie II) Krakow Brews! LISA17 Horcrux Bob Loblaw (Planet V) Black and White (Cookie III) Extra!  Extra! Clickbait (Fedora Magazine I) Flock 2017 Attendee Steampunk Arcade Froglet Don't Call it a Comeback Curious Penguin (Ask Fedora I) The Panda Is In Flock Paparazzi Inside Job Amateur Radio SIG Member Rollercoaster Restaurant What goes up... (Koji Failure IV) Pizzelle (Cookie IV) Flock 2018 Attendee Adult Frog Fedora & CentOS Social @ Summit 2020 Flock 2019 Attendee Fedora Advocate Long Life to Pagure (Pagure VI) Long Life to Pagure (Pagure IV) Meeting of the Minds DevConf.cz 2020 Attendee You’re on a boat! Readiness Long Life to Pagure (Pagure I) Long Life to Pagure (Pagure V) nest-attendee-2020 Rainbow (Cookie V)
 



NOTE!

By FAR, the best way to reach me is by pinging me on IRC or dropping me a PM (relrod on freenode). Please try to contact me there before resorting to other methods.

Introduction

I live in Youngstown, OH, USA, and am a recent graduate of Youngstown State University where I majored in computer science and mathematics, and minored in linguistics. I have a very strong interest in Programming Language Theory (PLT) and the connection between mathematics and programming by way of things like category theory, type theory, and the Curry-Howard correspondence. To that end, I have a very strong opinions on the state of the software industry and the need for formal verification in our industry as software continues to grow more fragile and complex.

I am a Red Hat Certified Engineer as of June 2019.

What I do within Fedora (current-ish)

I am on the Community Platform Engineering team at Red Hat. Day-to-day, I spend most of my time on the infrastructure team, ensuring that the Project's servers are up and running, safe and secure, and up to date. However, I also spend time working on Fedora's websites portfolio, including co-leading the rework of getfedora.org that took place in mid 2019. I hold a seat on the Fedora Mindshare committee where I represent the Websites and Design teams. I maintain a fair number of packages, mostly random things that I find useful.

Timeline of my Fedora history

  • (June 2010) - Sent intro email to infrastructure@lists.fedoraproject.org, started helping out wherever I could.
  • (January 2011) - Got funded to go to FUDCon:Tempe_2011. (Thank you, Fedora!)
  • (February 2011) - Was asked about and gladly accepted entrance into sysadmin-main, the core sysadmin group for the Fedora Project.
  • (June 2011) - Won the Fedora Scholarship. (Thank you, Fedora!)
  • (November 2011) - Started administrating the Fedora Scholarship since the previous winner has the opportunity to run the next year's scholarship.
  • (February 2012) - Became an intern at Red Hat (Fedora Engineering Intern).
  • May 2017 - Transitioned to full-time member of the Community Platform Engineering team as "Associate Software Engineer"
  • June 2019 - Promotion to "Software Engineer"
  • June 2019 - Obtained RHCE certification.

What I do outside of Fedora (in FOSS)

  • I work on a lot of small FOSS projects that I started (see my GitHub page linked above).
  • I love learning about programming paradigms, particularly Functional Programming.
    • Along with that, I love learning the math behind it. Type theory and category theory are enjoyable. Provable correctness is amazing. :)
    • In fact Programming Language Theory in general is amazing. :)
  • I maintain a small number of Ruby Gems, but this is about all I do with Ruby nowadays.
  • I maintain some Haskell packages on Hackage.
  • I created http://da.gd/ and am currently rewriting it in Haskell.

Non-software things that I do

  • I am a founder of the Northeast Ohio Experimenters Club, a small ham radio club among friends, in Ohio, USA.
  • I was a founder of The SYN/HAK Hackerspace in Akron, Ohio, USA.
  • I enjoy photography - I shoot Pentax.
  • I enjoy astronomy and should learn more about it one day.
  • I'm an extra class amateur radio operator (N8SQL) and ARRL and Laurel VE.
  • I play drums (but only as a hobby).
  • I play guitar (also only as a hobby).
  • I play piano (you get the idea at this point).
  • I swing dance.