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