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Neal Gompa
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Pronouns: he/him
Location: Norwalk, CT, USA

GPG key: BA9778545005C10C
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Twitter: Det_Conan_Kudo
LinkedIn: ngompa
GitHub: Conan-Kudo
GitLab: Conan_Kudo

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Neal Gompa

General Information

DevOps Engineer by day, Linux systems aficionado and developer by night!

I'm a developer and contributor in Fedora and other Linux distributions, focusing primarily on the base Linux system components, such as package and software management. I'm a big believer in "upstream first", which has led me all over the open source world.

I've been a user of Red Hat Linux and Fedora since 2002, and I've been a contributor to Fedora since 2007. I used to primarily work in software and systems management projects, but now I focus on desktop Fedora Linux, especially on multimedia; video games and game development; and audio+video production on Fedora Linux.


  • Email: ngompa A fedoraproject D org
  • Matrix: A conan_kudo C matrix D org
  • IRC: Conan_Kudo, Pharaoh_Atem, Son_Goku, King_InuYasha, Sir_Gallantmon, Eighth_Doctor on Libera Chat and OFTC

Activities within Fedora

  • Maintain many packages in Fedora
  • Participate in the Admin, CoreOS, RelEng, Go, Java, Python, Ruby, Rust, KDE, GNOME/Workstation, Modularity, MinGW, Server, Cloud, Buildsys, and OKD groups
  • Created and run the Asahi SIG
  • Contribute to many different projects as part of working on desktop Linux use-cases
  • Contribute to RPM, DNF, Mock/Koji, Pagure, and many other applications


You can call me "Patches" (SCM I) Fedora at RH Summit, 2015 If you build it... (Koji Success II) In Search of the Bull (Tester I) Involvement Corporate Drone What goes up... (Koji Failure I) Mugshot You can call me "Patches" (SCM II) Associate Badger (Badger 1.5) Paranoid Panda Don't Call it a Comeback Riddle Me This Egg Embryo Froglet Tadpole Take this and call me in the morning Tadpole with Legs Junior Badger (Badger I) Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build I) Bona Fide If you build it... (Koji Success I) Is this thing on? (Updates-Testing I) White Rabbit Like a Rock (Updates-Stable I) Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build III) Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build IV) Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build II) Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build V) Discovery of the Footprints (Tester II) It still works! Perceiving the Bull (Tester III) The cat came back... Top 500 Macaron (Cookie I) Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build VI) BrickHack 2016 Attendee Is this thing on? (Updates-Testing II) Mirror, Mirror on the Wall Partners in Crime What goes around comes around (Karma I) Nuancier F24 What goes up... (Koji Failure II) You can call me "Patches" (SCM III) If you build it... (Koji Success III) Catching the Bull (Tester IV) Like a Rock (Updates-Stable II) Senior Badger (Badger II) Junior Editor Taming the Bull (Tester V) Red Hat Summit 2016 Let Me Introduce Myself Associate Editor Telegraphist (Upstream Release Monitoring I) Riding the Bull Home (Tester VI) Python SIG member Helping Hand Chocolate Chip (Cookie II) Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build VII) Packager Sponsor The Bull Transcended (Tester VII) Fedora 26 Change Accepted You can call me "Patches" (SCM IV) Proven Packager What goes around comes around (Karma II) Old Yeller Override, you say? Is this thing on? (Updates-Testing III) Binary Star Red Hat Summit 2017 Like a Rock (Updates-Stable III) Crypto Panda What goes up... (Koji Failure III) If you build it... (Koji Success IV) White Hat Fedora 27 Change Accepted Senior Editor What goes around comes around (Karma III) Fedora 29 Change Accepted Red Hat Summit 2018 Attendee 2018 Top 100 Fedora 28 Change Accepted Flock 2018 Attendee Rollercoaster Restaurant What goes around comes around (Karma IV) Patches (SCM V) Parselmouth I Speak Up! Both Bull and Self Transcended (Tester VIII) Fedora 31 Change Accepted Fedora 30 Change Accepted Black and White (Cookie III) Parselmouth II Flock 2019 Attendee Long Life to Pagure (Pagure I) Long Life to Pagure (Pagure III) You’re on a boat! Corporate Shill I Voted: Fedora 31 Long Life to Pagure (Pagure IV) Long Life to Pagure (Pagure V) Readiness Fedora 32 Change Accepted All your $arch are belong to us (Koji Success V) I Voted: Fedora 30 Long Life to Pagure (Pagure VI) Long Life to Pagure (Pagure II) Master Badger (Badger III) Reaching the Source (Tester IX) The Blessing of the FPL Fedora & CentOS Social @ Summit 2020 Is this thing on? (Updates-Testing IV) Like a Rock (Updates-Stable IV) Social Panda What goes up... (Koji Failure IV) I Voted: Fedora 32 I converted to btrfs! Community Messenger I Secretary General The Last Argument of Kings Fedora Legal Badge of Doom Master Editor Fedora 33 Change Accepted nest-attendee-2020 Pizzelle (Cookie IV) Fedora 34 Change Accepted It's a Cake Thing Let's do lunch! 2021 Attendee Lets have a party Fedora 33 I Voted: Fedora 33 NYE Party Panda FOSDEM 2021 Attendee Fedora Podcast Interviewee Adult Frog Mic Check! (Updates-Testing V) Linux App Summit 2021 I Voted: Fedora 34 Red Hat Summit 2021 Lets have a party Fedora 34 Community Survey Taker I United Packages of Fedora Podcast Contributor Fedora 35 Change Accepted GUADEC 2021 Learning from Sensei Akademy 2021 Nest Attendee 2021 Museum Visitor Badge Junkie (Badger IV) I Voted: Fedora 35 Lets have a party Fedora 35 FOSDEM 2022 Attendee Tectonic! (Updates-Stable V) 2022 Attendee Fedora 36 Change Accepted Corporate Overlord Return to Society (Tester X) Top 25 Fedora Mentor Summit 2022 Community Survey Taker 2022 SCaLE 19x Attendee Lets have a party Fedora 36 I Voted: Fedora 36 CentOS Connect 2023 Attendee Nest with Fedora 2022 Attendee Lets have a party Fedora 37 Fedora 37 Change Accepted Fedora 38 Change Accepted Fedora Week of Diversity 2022 I voted: Fedora 37 FOSDEM 2023 Attendee Fedora 39 Change Accepted I voted: Fedora 38 Let's have a party (Fedora 38)