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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/

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).

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