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'''Facebook''': [https://www.facebook.com/codeblock https://www.facebook.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 />
 
'''Google+''' (rarely used): [https://plus.google.com/106726601246881076299/ https://plus.google.com/106726601246881076299/]<br />
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= Introduction =
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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.
  
 
= What I do within Fedora (current-ish) =
 
= What I do within Fedora (current-ish) =
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* (June 2011) - Won the [[Scholarship | Fedora Scholarship]]. (Thank you, Fedora!)
 
* (June 2011) - Won the [[Scholarship | Fedora Scholarship]]. (Thank you, Fedora!)
 
* (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).
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* (February 2012) - Became an intern at Red Hat (Fedora Engineering Intern).
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* (December 2013 - present) - Title change to "Associate Software Engineer, Fedora Engineering"
  
 
= Perhaps most importantly, I earn badges! =
 
= Perhaps most importantly, I earn badges! =
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* 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. :)
* I maintain a small number of [https://rubygems.org/profiles/6607 Ruby Gems].
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** In fact Programming Language Theory in general is amazing. :)
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* I maintain a small number of [https://rubygems.org/profiles/6607 Ruby Gems], but this is about all I do with Ruby nowadays.
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* 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.
 
* 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 part-time student, currently majoring in CS at Youngstown State University.
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* I am a full-time student, currently majoring in CS and minoring in Mathematics at Youngstown State University.
 
** I am the current Vice President for the YSU ACM student chapter.
 
** I am the current Vice President 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://www.w8upd.org/ W8UPD], The University of Akron's Amateur Radio Club.
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* I am learning calligraphy in my free time.
 
* I am learning calligraphy in my free time.
 
* I enjoy photography - I shoot Pentax.
 
* I enjoy photography - I shoot Pentax.
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* 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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Ricky Elrod on the 'net

FAS: codeblock
GPG: DAD3DF0E
Freenode (nick: relrod): #fedora-admin, #fedora-noc, #fedora-apps, #fedora-fedmsg, and a bunch of others.
Internal/Red Hat (nick: relrod)
Slashnet (nick: CodeBlock): #uakroncs
Ham Radio: N8SQL
Email: codeblock@fedoraproject.org
Website: http://elrod.me/
Blog: http://blog.elrod.me/
Github: https://www.github.com/CodeBlock
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/codeblock
Google+ (rarely used): https://plus.google.com/106726601246881076299/

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.

What I do within Fedora (current-ish)

  • I packaged and maintain a number of packages that I find useful.
    • I am also a packager sponsor and currently sponsor a small number of people
  • I'm a member of the core infrastructure team
    • Web app development
    • Server maintenance/upkeep
  • I lead the Fedora Mobile Android app project
  • I am on the websites team and occasionally fix issues with project websites

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).
  • (December 2013 - present) - Title change to "Associate Software Engineer, Fedora Engineering"

Perhaps most importantly, I earn badges!

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) Baby Badger Embryo Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build I) Flock 2013 Speaker Senior Badger (Badger II) Bloggin' it! (Planet II) Tadpole Is this thing on? (Updates-Testing III) Egg Take this and call me in the morning Binary Star No Longer a Ronin Rock the Web! Discovery of the Footprints (Tester II) Proven Packager Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build 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) Helping Hand Override, you say? Partners in Crime If you build it... (Koji Success IV) What goes around comes around (Karma I) The Blessing of the FPL Flock 2014 Speaker Master Editor Crypto Badger Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build IV) Flock 2014 Attendee Ambassador Missed the Train Badge Off! Party Pirate Fedora 21 Change Accepted Corporate Drone Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build V) Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build VI) Consolation Prize Tadpole with Legs Shellshocked Nom Nom Nom Associate Badger (Badger 1.5) Origin Bloggin' it! (Planet IV) Flock 2015 Speaker Fedora Legal Badge of Doom Master Badger (Badger III) Delivery Like a Rock (Updates-Stable III) Dancing with Toshio Fedora 22 Change Accepted You can call me "Patches" (SCM IV) Macaron (Cookie I) Flock 2015 Attendee Top 100 Mirror, Mirror on the Wall Websites.NEXT It still works! What goes around comes around (Karma II) Top 500 Froglet Flock 2016 Attendee Krakow Brews! Chocolate Chip (Cookie II) Horcrux Bob Loblaw (Planet V) Black and White (Cookie III) Extra!  Extra! Clickbait (Fedora Magazine I) LISA17 Don't Call it a Comeback Curious Penguin (Ask Fedora I) The Panda Is In Flock Paparazzi Flock 2017 Attendee Steampunk Arcade Pizzelle (Cookie IV) Amateur Radio SIG Member What goes up... (Koji Failure IV) Inside Job Flock 2018 Attendee Flock 2019 Attendee Adult Frog Rollercoaster Restaurant Meeting of the Minds DevConf.cz 2020 Attendee You’re on a boat! Readiness Fedora Advocate Long Life to Pagure (Pagure VI) Long Life to Pagure (Pagure I) Long Life to Pagure (Pagure V) Long Life to Pagure (Pagure IV) Rainbow (Cookie V) nest-attendee-2020 Fedora & CentOS Social @ Summit 2020

What I do outside of Fedora (in FOSS)

  • 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.
  • I sometimes contribute to Facebook's Phabricator project in my spare time.

Non-software things that I do

  • I am a full-time student, currently majoring in CS and minoring in Mathematics at Youngstown State University.
    • I am the current Vice President for the YSU ACM student chapter.
    • I am the former Vice President for W8UPD, The University of Akron's Amateur Radio Club.
    • I am the former Vice President for ACM at UAkron.
  • I am a founder of The SYN/HAK Hackerspace in Akron, Ohio.
  • I am learning calligraphy in my free time.
  • 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.