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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)

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