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Neal Gompa (he/him)
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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. Nowadays, I largely work in software and systems management projects, but I also dabble in video games and other things.


  • 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
  • Contribute to RPM, DNF, Mock/Koji, Pagure, and many other applications


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