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= 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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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/relrod
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 Bloggin' it! (Planet II) Is this thing on? (Updates-Testing III) Baby Badger Flock 2013 Speaker Senior Badger (Badger II) Take this and call me in the morning Tadpole Egg Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build I) No Longer a Ronin Binary Star Discovery of the Footprints (Tester II) Rock the Web! Junior Package Tagger (Package Tagger I) Senior Package Tagger (Package Tagger III) Package Tagger (Package Tagger II) Proven Packager Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build II) Fedora Scholar Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build III) Helping Hand Override, you say? The Blessing of the FPL Partners in Crime Crypto Badger What goes around comes around (Karma I) Flock 2014 Speaker If you build it... (Koji Success IV) Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build IV) Missed the Train Master Editor Flock 2014 Attendee Ambassador Party Pirate Badge Off! Corporate Drone Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build VI) Associate Badger (Badger 1.5) Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build V) Fedora 21 Change Accepted Tadpole with Legs Consolation Prize Shellshocked Nom Nom Nom Bloggin' it! (Planet IV) Origin Flock 2015 Speaker Macaron (Cookie I) Delivery Fedora 22 Change Accepted Like a Rock (Updates-Stable III) Master Badger (Badger III) Fedora Legal Badge of Doom Dancing with Toshio You can call me "Patches" (SCM IV) Flock 2015 Attendee Websites.NEXT Krakow Brews! Top 100 What goes around comes around (Karma II) Mirror, Mirror on the Wall It still works! Top 500 Flock 2016 Attendee Froglet 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 Inside Job Flock 2017 Attendee Steampunk Arcade Rollercoaster Restaurant Amateur Radio SIG Member What goes up... (Koji Failure IV) Pizzelle (Cookie IV) Flock 2018 Attendee Adult Frog Long Life to Pagure (Pagure V) Meeting of the Minds You’re on a boat! Long Life to Pagure (Pagure I) DevConf.cz 2020 Attendee Flock 2019 Attendee Fedora Advocate Readiness Long Life to Pagure (Pagure VI) Long Life to Pagure (Pagure IV) Fedora & CentOS Social @ Summit 2020 nest-attendee-2020 Rainbow (Cookie V)

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.
  • 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 former 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 Northeast Ohio Experimenters Club in Ohio, USA.
  • I was a founder of The SYN/HAK Hackerspace in Akron, Ohio, USA.
  • I dabble with calligraphy.
  • I enjoy photography - I shoot Pentax.
  • I enjoy astronomy and should learn more about it one day.
  • I'm an amateur radio operator (N8SQL) and ARRL VE.
  • I play drums (but only as a hobby).
  • I play guitar (also only as a hobby).