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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 Baby Badger Flock 2013 Speaker Senior Badger (Badger II) Is this thing on? (Updates-Testing III) Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build I) Tadpole Egg Bloggin' it! (Planet II) Take this and call me in the morning Binary Star No Longer a Ronin Rock the Web! Junior Package Tagger (Package Tagger I) 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) Helping Hand Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build III) Fedora Scholar Override, you say? The Blessing of the FPL Partners in Crime What goes around comes around (Karma I) Flock 2014 Speaker If you build it... (Koji Success IV) Master Editor Flock 2014 Attendee Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build IV) Missed the Train Ambassador Crypto Badger Corporate Drone Badge Off! Party Pirate Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build V) Shellshocked Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build VI) Fedora 21 Change Accepted Consolation Prize Flock 2015 Speaker Nom Nom Nom Associate Badger (Badger 1.5) Tadpole with Legs Bloggin' it! (Planet IV) Origin Like a Rock (Updates-Stable III) Delivery Fedora 22 Change Accepted Fedora Legal Badge of Doom Master Badger (Badger III) Macaron (Cookie I) You can call me "Patches" (SCM IV) Dancing with Toshio Flock 2015 Attendee Websites.NEXT Mirror, Mirror on the Wall It still works! Top 500 What goes around comes around (Karma II) Top 100 Flock 2016 Attendee Krakow Brews! Flock 2017 Attendee Chocolate Chip (Cookie II) Froglet Horcrux Bob Loblaw (Planet V) 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 LISA17 Flock Paparazzi DevConf.cz 2020 Attendee Inside Job Pizzelle (Cookie IV) Rollercoaster Restaurant Adult Frog Amateur Radio SIG Member What goes up... (Koji Failure IV) Flock 2018 Attendee Meeting of the Minds You’re on a boat! Flock 2019 Attendee Fedora Advocate Readiness Long Life to Pagure (Pagure I) Rainbow (Cookie V) Long Life to Pagure (Pagure V) Fedora & CentOS Social @ Summit 2020 Long Life to Pagure (Pagure VI) Long Life to Pagure (Pagure IV) nest-attendee-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 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).