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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


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