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I'm in the PnT Devops development group at Red Hat! It's kind of like the "internal" version of the Fedora Infrastructure team.

I'm currently working on some design-phase work for Infrastructure/Factory2 and Modularization/Infra.

Projects I've worked on

  • I wrote fedmsg, the Fedora Infrastructure message bus, and most of the related services.
  • There's datanommer which stores the fedmsg history in a postgres database (and marks up the stored messages with associated metadata).
  • Closely related is datagrepper, a web services that allows people and programs to query the fedmsg history.
  • Flowing from that, I wrote Fedora Badges which uses the fedmsg stream to award "badges" to contributors based on their contributions.
  • I wrote FMN, the centralized notifications service. It allows users to get direct IRC messages or emails about a variety of topics based on self-service preferences.
  • One of many more fedmsg parts -- I wrote github2fedmsg which allows contributors to map their GitHub activity onto our message bus.
  • I try to be generally helpful with our infrastructure ansible repo, improving scripts and configuration layout.
  • Although I didn't write the initial go-through, I've become a co-maintainer of the fedora-packages app, working on enhancements, repairs, and operations.
  • I wrote a CLI tool called pkgwat to call up quick information about packages across branches.
  • The first thing I ever wrote for Fedora was fedora-tagger (before I was an RH employee).
  • In 2014, I started writing the bodhi2 frontend.

I also try to maintain some packages.

Lighter weight, but still fun:

Further upstream

  • I've put work into Moksha, one of the components underlying the fedmsg stack.
  • I wrote and maintain an awesome extension to taskwarrior called bugwarrior. It syncs issues from github, bitbucket, trac, bugzilla, megaplan, teamlab, redmien, jira, activecollab, phabricator and versionone to a local task database. I use it to produce my weekly timesheets.
  • A little script, but I really like ansi2html (also for timesheets).

Way back when...

  • I wrote a neat webapp called narcissus that visualizes web server traffic in real time.
  • And my first major open source endeavor was as the mis-fortuned maintainer of toscawidgets2.

Actual tasks

You can review my timesheets at to see what I'm working on right now.

Here's the gist of how I make that report.

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Ralph Bean


Personal Information

FAS-Name: ralph

Country - Region:

United States, NY

B-day: 06/03/1984


  • English


IRC nick: threebean


Fedora Badges (174)

Flock 2013 Attendee Tagger (Tagger II) Junior Tagger (Tagger I) Involvement Speak Up! Junior Editor Associate Editor Secretary General Senior Tagger (Tagger III) If you build it... (Koji Success IV) If you build it... (Koji Success I) If you build it... (Koji Success II) If you build it... (Koji Success III) Curious Penguin (Ask Fedora II) Curious Penguin (Ask Fedora I) Riddle Me This You can call me "Patches" (SCM II) What goes up... (Koji Failure I) You can call me "Patches" (SCM I) You can call me "Patches" (SCM IV) You can call me "Patches" (SCM III) What goes up... (Koji Failure III) What goes up... (Koji Failure II) Is this thing on? (Updates-Testing III) Discovery of the Footprints (Tester II) Junior Badger (Badger I) Like a Rock (Updates-Stable I) Perceiving the Bull (Tester III) Like a Rock (Updates-Stable III) In Search of the Bull (Tester I) Like a Rock (Updates-Stable II) Tanked! Badge Muse (Badge Ideas I) Bona Fide Keepin Fedora Beautiful (F20) Senior Badger (Badger II) Is this thing on? (Updates-Testing I) Is this thing on? (Updates-Testing II) Partners in Crime Catching the Bull (Tester IV) Master Tagger (Tagger IV) Inside Job White Rabbit Mugshot Trust me, I know what I am doing Maestro Let Me Introduce Myself Binary Star Packager Sponsor Bloggin' it! (Planet II) Bloggin' it! (Planet III) Bloggin' it! (Planet I) White Hat Nuancier Embryo Taming the Bull (Tester V) Common Bugs Contributor Baby Badger Old Yeller Is this thing on? (Updates-Testing IV) Bloggin' it! (Planet IV) Flock 2013 Speaker Senior Editor Egg Tadpole DevConf 2014 Speaker Tadpole with Legs Badge Off! No Longer a Ronin Riding the Bull Home (Tester VI) Videographer Master Package Tagger (Package Tagger IV) Junior Package Tagger (Package Tagger I) Senior Package Tagger (Package Tagger III) Package Tagger (Package Tagger II) Override, you say? DevConf 2014 Attendee Patches (SCM V) What goes around comes around (Karma I) All your $arch are belong to us (Koji Success V) It still works! Bob Loblaw (Planet V) Take this and call me in the morning Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build I) Flock 2014 Speaker Vacation The Blessing of the FPL Like a Rock (Updates-Stable IV) Let's do lunch! Pycon 2014 Attendee Missed the Train Helping Hand What goes up... (Koji Failure IV) Paranoid Panda What goes around comes around (Karma II) Master Editor Flock 2014 Attendee What goes around comes around (Karma III) Party Pirate Science (Kernel Tester I) The Bull Transcended (Tester VII) Corporate Overlord Corporate Shill Corporate Drone Master Badger (Badger III) Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build II) Dancing with Toshio Consolation Prize Nuancier 21 Crypto Panda Flock 2015 Attendee The cat came back... Apprentice (Badge Artist I) What goes around comes around (Karma IV) Flock 2015 Speaker Mic Check! (Updates-Testing V) Design Ninja Tectonic! (Updates-Stable V) Associate Badger (Badger 1.5) Macaron (Cookie I) Chocolate Chip (Cookie II) Telegraphist (Upstream Release Monitoring I) Nuancier (F22) Origin Delivery Black and White (Cookie III) Badge Muse (Badges Released IV) Hindenburg (Koji Failure V) Badge Muse (Badges Released II) Nom Nom Nom Badge Muse (Badges Released I) Badge Muse (Badges Released III) Badge Muse (Badges Released V) Rockin' & Rollin' Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build III) Parselmouth I Chief Editor Froglet Top 10 Pizzelle (Cookie IV) Silver Top 100 Top 25 Top 500 DevConf 2016 Speaker BrickHack 2016 Attendee DevConf 2016 Attendee Fedora 24 Change Accepted Horcrux PyCon 2016 Attendee Bronze Flock 2016 Speaker Badge Junkie (Badger IV) Flock 2016 Attendee Krakow Brews! Parselmouth II Parselmouth III Modularity WG Member Fedora 26 Change Accepted Rainbow (Cookie V) Both Bull and Self Transcended (Tester VIII) DevConf 2017 Speaker Fedora 27 Change Accepted Flock 2017 Attendee Unchained CommOps Superstar DevConf 2018 Attendee Long Life to Pagure (Pagure I) Long Life to Pagure (Pagure VI) Long Life to Pagure (Pagure II) Long Life to Pagure (Pagure IV) Long Life to Pagure (Pagure V) Long Life to Pagure (Pagure III) Adult Frog