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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


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