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Neal Gompa
Personal information
Location: Norwalk, CT, USA

GPG key: BA9778545005C10C
Contact information
Twitter: Det_Conan_Kudo
LinkedIn: ngompa
GitHub: Conan-Kudo
Gitlab: Conan_Kudo

Fedora-specific information
FAS name: ngompa
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Fedora Badges earned (124)
Fedora at RH Summit, 2015 In Search of the Bull (Tester I) You can call me "Patches" (SCM I) Involvement What goes up... (Koji Failure I) Corporate Drone Don't Call it a Comeback If you build it... (Koji Success II) Mugshot You can call me "Patches" (SCM II) Riddle Me This Paranoid Panda Froglet Associate Badger (Badger 1.5) Embryo Tadpole Egg Tadpole with Legs Discovery of the Footprints (Tester II) Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build I) Take this and call me in the morning Bona Fide If you build it... (Koji Success I) Is this thing on? (Updates-Testing I) Like a Rock (Updates-Stable I) White Rabbit Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build III) Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build V) Junior Badger (Badger I) Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build IV) Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build II) BrickHack 2016 Attendee Top 500 Perceiving the Bull (Tester III) It still works! Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build VI) Is this thing on? (Updates-Testing II) Macaron (Cookie I) Partners in Crime The cat came back... Mirror, Mirror on the Wall What goes up... (Koji Failure II) What goes around comes around (Karma I) Nuancier F24 You can call me "Patches" (SCM III) Junior Editor Like a Rock (Updates-Stable II) Senior Badger (Badger II) Catching the Bull (Tester IV) Red Hat Summit 2016 If you build it... (Koji Success III) Taming the Bull (Tester V) Python SIG member Let Me Introduce Myself Riding the Bull Home (Tester VI) Associate Editor Telegraphist (Upstream Release Monitoring I) Chocolate Chip (Cookie II) Helping Hand Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build VII) Proven Packager The Bull Transcended (Tester VII) Packager Sponsor Fedora 26 Change Accepted What goes around comes around (Karma II) Red Hat Summit 2017 Binary Star Old Yeller What goes up... (Koji Failure III) Is this thing on? (Updates-Testing III) Override, you say? You can call me "Patches" (SCM IV) Like a Rock (Updates-Stable III) If you build it... (Koji Success IV) White Hat Rollercoaster Restaurant Crypto Panda Fedora 28 Change Accepted Fedora 27 Change Accepted Senior Editor What goes around comes around (Karma III) Red Hat Summit 2018 Flock 2018 Attendee Top 100 What goes around comes around (Karma IV) Fedora 29 Change Accepted Parselmouth I Attendee 2018 Patches (SCM V) Black and White (Cookie III) Speak Up! Fedora 30 Change Accepted Both Bull and Self Transcended (Tester VIII) Parselmouth II Flock 2019 Attendee Fedora 31 Change Accepted Corporate Shill Long Life to Pagure (Pagure I) Long Life to Pagure (Pagure III) You’re on a boat! I Voted: Fedora 31 Readiness Long Life to Pagure (Pagure IV) Long Life to Pagure (Pagure V) Long Life to Pagure (Pagure II) Fedora 32 Change Accepted I Voted: Fedora 30 Master Badger (Badger III) Long Life to Pagure (Pagure VI) Fedora & CentOS Social @ Summit 2020 All your $arch are belong to us (Koji Success V) The Blessing of the FPL I Voted: Fedora 32 Reaching the Source (Tester IX) What goes up... (Koji Failure IV) Is this thing on? (Updates-Testing IV) Like a Rock (Updates-Stable IV) Secretary General Social Panda Community Messenger I The Last Argument of Kings Master Editor Let's do lunch! Fedora 33 Change Accepted

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. Nowadays, I largely work in software and systems management projects, but I also dabble in video games and other things.


  • Email: ngompa13 A gmail D com
  • IRC: Conan_Kudo, Pharaoh_Atem, Son_Goku, King_InuYasha, Sir_Gallantmon, Eighth_Doctor on Freenode 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
  • Contribute to RPM, DNF, Mock/Koji, Pagure, and many other applications