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David Gay
[[Image:|center|250px|David Gay]]
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FAS name: oddshocks
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IRC channels: #fedora-apps, #fedora-cloud, #fedora-admin, #fedora-noc, #fedora-social, #rit-foss, #atomic
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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 Flock 2013 Speaker Badge Off! Egg Party Pirate Embryo Crypto Badger Let Me Introduce Myself Secretary General Crypto Panda Junior Editor Blog Lobber (Planet VI) In Search of the Bull (Tester I) Don't Call it a Comeback White Rabbit Paranoid Panda No Longer a Ronin Dancing with Toshio Flock 2014 Attendee Pycon 2014 Attendee Bona Fide Associate Editor If you build it... (Koji Success I) Corporate Drone You can call me "Patches" (SCM I) Maestro Is this thing on? (Updates-Testing I) Origin Like a Rock (Updates-Stable I) Tadpole Associate Badger (Badger 1.5) Macaron (Cookie I) Readiness Senior Badger (Badger II) Discovery of the Footprints (Tester II) Senior Editor Delivery If you build it... (Koji Success II) Let's do lunch! Froglet Adult Frog Tadpole with Legs

Hello! I'm an Associate Software Engineer at Red Hat. I work remotely on the Fedora engineering team, and more specifically, the infrastructure and cloud parts. Right now, I'm focusing on Fedora 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.


Outside of free software, I listen to a lot of music. I love tunes from all eras, but am most appreciative of recordings from the 60s and 70s. My favourite band is the Grateful Dead, and have listened to hundreds of live recordings, many of them over 3 hours in length. The Dead strike a note in me that hasn't been hit by any other music I've heard. Though I am too young to have seen them live, I have been to many Phish shows and one Further show.

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.

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.