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

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.