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I'm on the [Infrastructure] team and share the position of Development Manager with [User:Pingou Pierre-Yves Chibon].
I'm on the [[Infrastructure]] team and share the position of Development Manager with [[User:Pingou|Pierre-Yves Chibon]].
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I'm on the Infrastructure team and share the position of Development Manager with Pierre-Yves Chibon.

Projects I've worked on

  • I wrote fedmsg, the Fedora Infrastructure message bus, and most of the related services.
  • There's datanommer which stores the fedmsg history in a postgres database (and marks up the stored messages with associated metadata).
  • Closely related is datagrepper, a web services that allows people and programs to query the fedmsg history.
  • Flowing from that, I wrote Fedora Badges which uses the fedmsg stream to award "badges" to contributors based on their contributions.
  • I wrote FMN, the centralized notifications service. It allows users to get direct IRC messages or emails about a variety of topics based on self-service preferences.
  • One of many more fedmsg parts -- I wrote github2fedmsg which allows contributors to map their GitHub activity onto our message bus.
  • I try to be generally helpful with our infrastructure ansible repo, improving scripts and configuration layout.
  • Although I didn't write the initial go-through, I've become a co-maintainer of the fedora-packages app, working on enhancements, repairs, and operations.
  • I wrote a CLI tool called pkgwat to call up quick information about packages across branches.
  • The first thing I ever wrote for Fedora was fedora-tagger (before I was an RH employee).
  • In 2014, I started writing the bodhi2 frontend.

I also try to maintain some packages.

Lighter weight, but still fun:

Further upstream

  • I've put work into Moksha, one of the components underlying the fedmsg stack.
  • I wrote and maintain an awesome extension to taskwarrior called bugwarrior. It syncs issues from github, bitbucket, trac, bugzilla, megaplan, teamlab, redmien, jira, activecollab, phabricator and versionone to a local task database. I use it to produce my weekly timesheets.
  • A little script, but I really like ansi2html (also for timesheets).

Way back when...

  • I wrote a neat webapp called narcissus that visualizes web server traffic in real time.
  • And my first major open source endeavor was as the mis-fortuned maintainer of toscawidgets2.

Actual tasks

You can review my timesheets at to see what I'm working on right now.

Here's the gist of how I make that report.

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Ralph Bean


Personal Information

FAS-Name: ralph

Country - Region:

United States, NY

B-day: 06/03/1984


  • English


IRC nick: threebean


Fedora Badges (173)

Flock 2013 Attendee Long Life to Pagure (Pagure I) Long Life to Pagure (Pagure VI) Long Life to Pagure (Pagure II) Long Life to Pagure (Pagure IV) Long Life to Pagure (Pagure V) Long Life to Pagure (Pagure III) Tagger (Tagger II) Junior Tagger (Tagger I) If you build it... (Koji Success IV) If you build it... (Koji Success I) Involvement If you build it... (Koji Success II) If you build it... (Koji Success III) Senior Tagger (Tagger III) Speak Up! Junior Editor Associate Editor Secretary General Riddle Me This Curious Penguin (Ask Fedora II) Curious Penguin (Ask Fedora I) You can call me "Patches" (SCM I) What goes up... (Koji Failure I) You can call me "Patches" (SCM II) You can call me "Patches" (SCM IV) You can call me "Patches" (SCM III) What goes up... (Koji Failure III) What goes up... (Koji Failure II) Is this thing on? (Updates-Testing III) Perceiving the Bull (Tester III) Discovery of the Footprints (Tester II) In Search of the Bull (Tester I) Like a Rock (Updates-Stable III) Like a Rock (Updates-Stable II) Junior Badger (Badger I) Like a Rock (Updates-Stable I) Tanked! Badge Muse (Badge Ideas I) Mugshot Bona Fide Keepin Fedora Beautiful (F20) Is this thing on? (Updates-Testing II) Master Tagger (Tagger IV) White Rabbit Senior Badger (Badger II) Is this thing on? (Updates-Testing I) Partners in Crime Catching the Bull (Tester IV) Inside Job Trust me, I know what I am doing Packager Sponsor Let Me Introduce Myself Maestro Binary Star Bloggin' it! (Planet II) Bloggin' it! (Planet I) Bloggin' it! (Planet III) Nuancier White Hat Baby Badger Taming the Bull (Tester V) Embryo Common Bugs Contributor Is this thing on? (Updates-Testing IV) Flock 2013 Speaker Old Yeller Bloggin' it! (Planet IV) Egg Senior Editor Tadpole Riding the Bull Home (Tester VI) Badge Off! Tadpole with Legs No Longer a Ronin Master Package Tagger (Package Tagger IV) DevConf 2014 Speaker Junior Package Tagger (Package Tagger I) Senior Package Tagger (Package Tagger III) Package Tagger (Package Tagger II) Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build I) Patches (SCM V) Videographer What goes around comes around (Karma I) Override, you say? DevConf 2014 Attendee All your $arch are belong to us (Koji Success V) It still works! Like a Rock (Updates-Stable IV) Take this and call me in the morning Bob Loblaw (Planet V) Let's do lunch! Vacation What goes up... (Koji Failure IV) Pycon 2014 Attendee Missed the Train Helping Hand The Blessing of the FPL Paranoid Panda Master Editor Flock 2014 Speaker What goes around comes around (Karma II) Party Pirate What goes around comes around (Karma III) Flock 2014 Attendee Science (Kernel Tester I) The Bull Transcended (Tester VII) Corporate Overlord Corporate Shill Corporate Drone Master Badger (Badger III) Nuancier 21 Dancing with Toshio Consolation Prize Mic Check! (Updates-Testing V) Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build II) Crypto Panda The cat came back... Design Ninja What goes around comes around (Karma IV) Apprentice (Badge Artist I) Macaron (Cookie I) Flock 2015 Speaker Flock 2015 Attendee Tectonic! (Updates-Stable V) Associate Badger (Badger 1.5) Chocolate Chip (Cookie II) Origin Nuancier (F22) Badge Muse (Badges Released II) Black and White (Cookie III) Hindenburg (Koji Failure V) Badge Muse (Badges Released IV) Delivery Telegraphist (Upstream Release Monitoring I) Badge Muse (Badges Released V) Badge Muse (Badges Released I) Badge Muse (Badges Released III) Rock the Web! Nom Nom Nom Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build III) Chief Editor Parselmouth I Froglet Silver Pizzelle (Cookie IV) Bronze Top 10 Top 100 Top 25 Top 500 Fedora 24 Change Accepted BrickHack 2016 Attendee DevConf 2016 Speaker DevConf 2016 Attendee Horcrux Badge Junkie (Badger IV) PyCon 2016 Attendee Modularity WG Member Parselmouth II Parselmouth III Flock 2016 Speaker Flock 2016 Attendee Krakow Brews! Both Bull and Self Transcended (Tester VIII) Rainbow (Cookie V) Fedora 26 Change Accepted DevConf 2017 Speaker Fedora 27 Change Accepted DevConf 2018 Attendee Flock 2017 Attendee CommOps Superstar Unchained