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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


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