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* 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 full-time student, currently dual-majoring in Computer Science and 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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Ricky Elrod on the 'net

FAS: codeblock
GPG: DAD3DF0E
Freenode (nick: relrod): #fedora-admin, #fedora-noc, #fedora-apps, #fedora-fedmsg, #haskell, #scalaz 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) Embryo Baby Badger Flock 2013 Speaker Senior Badger (Badger II) Bloggin' it! (Planet II) Is this thing on? (Updates-Testing III) No Longer a Ronin Egg Tadpole Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build I) Binary Star Take this and call me in the morning Junior Package Tagger (Package Tagger I) Rock the Web! Discovery of the Footprints (Tester II) Senior Package Tagger (Package Tagger III) Package Tagger (Package Tagger II) Proven Packager Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build II) Override, you say? Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build III) Fedora Scholar Flock 2014 Speaker Partners in Crime The Blessing of the FPL Helping Hand What goes around comes around (Karma I) Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build IV) Master Editor If you build it... (Koji Success IV) Crypto Badger Flock 2014 Attendee Corporate Drone Ambassador Badge Off! Missed the Train Party Pirate Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build V) Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build VI) Fedora 21 Change Accepted Consolation Prize Bloggin' it! (Planet IV) Tadpole with Legs Nom Nom Nom Associate Badger (Badger 1.5) Shellshocked Flock 2015 Speaker Delivery Origin Master Badger (Badger III) Like a Rock (Updates-Stable III) Fedora Legal Badge of Doom You can call me "Patches" (SCM IV) Fedora 22 Change Accepted Macaron (Cookie I) Dancing with Toshio Flock 2015 Attendee Websites.NEXT Mirror, Mirror on the Wall Froglet It still works! Top 500 Flock 2016 Attendee Top 100 What goes around comes around (Karma II) Krakow Brews! Chocolate Chip (Cookie II) Black and White (Cookie III) Horcrux Bob Loblaw (Planet V) Extra!  Extra! Clickbait (Fedora Magazine I) Don't Call it a Comeback Curious Penguin (Ask Fedora I) Flock 2017 Attendee The Panda Is In LISA17 Steampunk Arcade What goes up... (Koji Failure IV) Amateur Radio SIG Member Flock Paparazzi Inside Job Pizzelle (Cookie IV) Readiness Flock 2018 Attendee DevConf.cz 2020 Attendee You’re on a boat! Rollercoaster Restaurant Adult Frog Meeting of the Minds Flock 2019 Attendee Fedora Advocate Long Life to Pagure (Pagure VI) nest-attendee-2020 Long Life to Pagure (Pagure V) Fedora & CentOS Social @ Summit 2020 Long Life to Pagure (Pagure I) Long Life to Pagure (Pagure IV) Rainbow (Cookie V)

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 dual-majoring in Computer Science and 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.