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Revision as of 10:32, 9 September 2014

David Gay
David Gay
Fedora Information
FAS name: oddshocks
Fedora email:
IRC nick: oddshocks
IRC channels: #fedora-apps, #fedora-cloud, #fedora-admin, #fedora-noc, #fedora-social, #rit-foss, #atomic
Fedorapeople page:
Badges (59)
Flock 2013 Attendee Bloggin' it! (Planet III) Bloggin' it! (Planet IV) Bloggin' it! (Planet I) Bloggin' it! (Planet II) Riddle Me This Tagger (Tagger II) Junior Tagger (Tagger I) Involvement Tanked! Badge Muse (Badge Ideas I) Speak Up! Inside Job Mugshot Junior Badger (Badger I) Bob Loblaw (Planet V) Nuancier Baby Badger Party Pirate Egg Badge Off! Flock 2013 Speaker Embryo Crypto Badger Crypto Panda Junior Editor Let Me Introduce Myself Secretary General Don't Call it a Comeback In Search of the Bull (Tester I) Flock 2014 Attendee White Rabbit Paranoid Panda No Longer a Ronin Pycon 2014 Attendee Dancing with Toshio Bona Fide Blog Lobber (Planet VI) Associate Editor If you build it... (Koji Success I) You can call me "Patches" (SCM I) Corporate Drone Maestro Associate Badger (Badger 1.5) Is this thing on? (Updates-Testing I) Origin Tadpole Like a Rock (Updates-Stable I) Macaron (Cookie I) Senior Badger (Badger II) Readiness If you build it... (Koji Success II) Senior Editor Delivery Discovery of the Footprints (Tester II) Let's do lunch! Froglet Tadpole with Legs Adult Frog

I'm an Associate Software Engineer at Red Hat. I work remotely on the Fedora Engineering team, where I work with Fedora Infrastructure and Fedora Cloud. Right now, I'm focusing on cloud image uploading and ostree/atomic image support. Previously, I built the front-end for Fedora Badges, along with some back-end work. I worked with Ralph Bean to get Badges production-ready and deploy the app. Currently, there are over 11,000 Fedora contributors with badges.

I graduated from RIT summa cum laude. I earned a BS in IT, with concentrations in Networking & Systems Administration and Databases, and a minor in Philosophy.


I have experience all over the place, but there are a couple areas in which I consider myself to be particularly skilled:

  • Python
  • Web application development
  • Linux, including all major distros (and some obscure ones)
  • Databases, including MySQL, SQLite, Access, Oracle, and Knowledge

Packages I maintain

You can check out which packages I maintain via pkgdb. I've just started taking on packages, so there are only a couple right now. Once I finish testing and packaging Fedimg, it'll be listed there, too.


Outside of free software, I listen to a lot of music. I use a large selection of tracks from the 50s-90s, with my favourite recordings occuring between 1960 and 1970. My favourite band is the Grateful Dead, and have listened to hundreds of live recordings of them, many over 3 hours in length.

I'm not a huge video game player anymore, but I do enjoy Guild Wars 2 and play a few Steam games with friends, such as Killing Floor and Serious Sam HD.