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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


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