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|REAL-NAME=Ricky Elrod
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|REAL-NAME=Rick Elrod
 
|image=CodeBlock.jpg
 
|image=CodeBlock.jpg
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|homepage=elrod.me
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|location=Ohio, USA
 
|birthday=August 2
 
|birthday=August 2
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|fas-name=codeblock
 
|email=codeblock@fedoraproject.org
 
|email=codeblock@fedoraproject.org
|location=Ohio, USA
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|gpg=FC3C6A07
|fas-name=codeblock
 
|homepage=elrod.me
 
 
|irc-nick=relrod
 
|irc-nick=relrod
 
|irc-channels=#fedora-admin, #fedora-noc, #fedora-apps, #haskell, #scalaz, and a bunch of others
 
|irc-channels=#fedora-admin, #fedora-noc, #fedora-apps, #haskell, #scalaz, and a bunch of others
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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.'''
  
 
= Introduction =
 
= Introduction =
I live in Youngstown, OH, USA, and am currently attending Youngstown State University where I am majoring in computer science and 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"
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* June 2019 - Obtained RHCE certification.
  
 
= What I do outside of Fedora (in FOSS) =
 
= What I do outside of Fedora (in FOSS) =
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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 dual-majoring in Computer Science and 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 former Vice President and current Events Coordinator for the YSU ACM student chapter.
 
** 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 the [https://noexc.org/ Northeast Ohio Experimenters Club] in Ohio, USA.
 
 
* I was a founder of [http://synhak.org The SYN/HAK Hackerspace] in Akron, Ohio, USA.
 
* I was a founder of [http://synhak.org The SYN/HAK Hackerspace] in Akron, Ohio, USA.
* I dabble with calligraphy.
 
 
* I enjoy photography - I shoot Pentax.
 
* I enjoy photography - I shoot Pentax.
 
* I enjoy astronomy and should learn more about it one day.
 
* I enjoy astronomy and should learn more about it one day.
* I'm an amateur radio operator (N8SQL) and ARRL VE.
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* I'm an extra class amateur radio operator (N8SQL) and ARRL and Laurel VE.
 
* I play drums (but only as a hobby).
 
* I play drums (but only as a hobby).
 
* I play guitar (also only as a hobby).
 
* 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.
  
 
[[Category:Ambassadors from the USA]]
 
[[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 Is this thing on? (Updates-Testing III) Baby Badger Bloggin' it! (Planet II) Flock 2013 Speaker Senior Badger (Badger II) No Longer a Ronin Tadpole Egg Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build I) Take this and call me in the morning Binary Star Rock the Web! Override, you say? Junior Package Tagger (Package Tagger I) Senior Package Tagger (Package Tagger III) Package Tagger (Package Tagger II) Proven Packager Discovery of the Footprints (Tester II) Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build II) Fedora Scholar Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build III) Partners in Crime Helping Hand What goes around comes around (Karma I) The Blessing of the FPL Corporate Drone If you build it... (Koji Success IV) Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build IV) Crypto Badger Party Pirate Badge Off! Flock 2014 Speaker Master Editor Flock 2014 Attendee Missed the Train Ambassador Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build VI) Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build V) Associate Badger (Badger 1.5) Consolation Prize Shellshocked Tadpole with Legs Nom Nom Nom Fedora 21 Change Accepted Bloggin' it! (Planet IV) Origin Flock 2015 Speaker Like a Rock (Updates-Stable III) Delivery Master Badger (Badger III) You can call me "Patches" (SCM IV) Macaron (Cookie I) Fedora Legal Badge of Doom Fedora 22 Change Accepted It still works! Flock 2015 Attendee Websites.NEXT Mirror, Mirror on the Wall Top 100 Dancing with Toshio Top 500 Flock 2016 Attendee What goes around comes around (Karma II) Chocolate Chip (Cookie II) Krakow Brews! Horcrux Froglet Bob Loblaw (Planet V) Flock 2017 Attendee Black and White (Cookie III) Extra!  Extra! Clickbait (Fedora Magazine I) Don't Call it a Comeback Curious Penguin (Ask Fedora I) The Panda Is In Steampunk Arcade Flock Paparazzi Inside Job Amateur Radio SIG Member LISA17 What goes up... (Koji Failure IV) Flock 2018 Attendee Pizzelle (Cookie IV) Adult Frog Rollercoaster Restaurant Long Life to Pagure (Pagure I) Meeting of the Minds You’re on a boat! Fedora Advocate DevConf.cz 2020 Attendee Flock 2019 Attendee Readiness Long Life to Pagure (Pagure VI) Long Life to Pagure (Pagure IV) Long Life to Pagure (Pagure V) Fedora & CentOS Social @ Summit 2020 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.