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= Richard (Ricky) B. Elrod =
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I am a Linux enthusiast, who recently decided to find an already-active Open Source community to participate in. Because of that, I recently joined the Fedora Infrastructure Team. I'll talk a bit about that below, but so far I really enjoy it.
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= Ricky Elrod on the 'net =
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'''FAS''': [https://admin.fedoraproject.org/accounts/user/view/codeblock codeblock]<br />
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'''GPG''': [http://pgp.mit.edu:11371/pks/lookup?op=get&search=0x002710B0DAD3DF0E DAD3DF0E]<br />
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'''Freenode''' (nick: relrod): #fedora-admin, #fedora-noc, #fedora-apps, #fedora-fedmsg, #haskell, #scalaz and a bunch of others.<br />
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'''Internal/Red Hat''' (nick: relrod)<br />
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'''Slashnet''' (nick: CodeBlock): #uakroncs<br />
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'''Ham Radio''': [http://callook.info/n8sql N8SQL]<br />
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'''Email''': [mailto:codeblock@fedoraproject.org codeblock@fedoraproject.org]<br />
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'''Website''': [http://elrod.me/ http://elrod.me/]<br />
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'''Blog''': [http://blog.elrod.me/ http://blog.elrod.me/]<br />
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'''Github''': [https://www.github.com/codeblock https://www.github.com/CodeBlock]<br />
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'''Facebook''': [https://www.facebook.com/codeblock https://www.facebook.com/codeblock]<br />
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'''Google+''' (rarely used): [https://plus.google.com/106726601246881076299/ https://plus.google.com/106726601246881076299/]<br />
  
= My Life =
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= Introduction =
http://ricky.elrod.me has pretty much my life story on it - my blog, résumé, etc.
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I live in Akron, OH, USA, and am currently attending Youngstown State University where I am majoring in computer science and minoring in mathematics. I have a very strong interest in Programming Language Theory (PLT) and the connection between mathematics and programming by way of things like category theory, type theory, and the Curry-Howard correspondence.
  
Basically, I have been using Linux for nearly 5 years now. Started out with Freespire, moved up to Ubuntu, then to Arch. Then I stopped for a while, and went a different direction: Into the world of the BSD's. I really liked FreeBSD for some time. The ports system was excellent, and the community was very helpful. However, there were some things that irked me a bit, and made me want to try something new.
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= What I do within Fedora (current-ish) =
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* I packaged and maintain a number of [https://admin.fedoraproject.org/pkgdb/users/packages/codeblock packages] that I find useful.
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** I am also a packager sponsor and currently sponsor a small number of people
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* I'm a member of the core infrastructure team
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** Web app development
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** Server maintenance/upkeep
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* I lead the [https://github.com/fedora-infra/mobile Fedora Mobile] Android app project
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* I am on the websites team and occasionally fix issues with project websites
  
That's where Fedora comes in. After playing around with Fedora for some time, I decided that I'd like to give back to the community a bit. The Infrastructure Team was very accepting of me, and [[User:mmcgrath]] helped me get started. He gave me my first job, which is to create an automated script to make Fedorahosted projects and repos, as needed, by parsing out Trac tickets from a template. For the full concept, see the ticket here: http://fedorahosted.org/fedora-infrastructure/ticket/2131. This is still a work in progress.
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= Timeline of my Fedora history =
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* (June 2010) - Sent intro email to infrastructure@lists.fedoraproject.org, started helping out wherever I could.
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* (January 2011) - Got funded to go to [[FUDCon:Tempe_2011]]. (Thank you, Fedora!)
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* (February 2011) - Was asked about and gladly accepted entrance into sysadmin-main, the core sysadmin group for the Fedora Project.
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* (June 2011) - Won the [[Scholarship | Fedora Scholarship]]. (Thank you, Fedora!)
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* (November 2011) - Started administrating the [[Scholarship | Fedora Scholarship]] since the previous winner has the opportunity to run the next year's scholarship.
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* (February 2012) - Became an intern at Red Hat (Fedora Engineering Intern).
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* (December 2013 - present) - Title change to "Associate Software Engineer, Fedora Engineering"
  
I hold an amateur radio license, KB3LLM, though I am very rarely active on the bands anymore.
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= Perhaps most importantly, I earn badges! =
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{{ #fedorabadges: codeblock }}
  
I am a student of the University of Akron, where I am majoring in Computer Science.
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= What I do outside of Fedora (in FOSS) =
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* I love learning about programming paradigms, particularly Functional Programming.
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** Along with that, I love learning the math behind it. Type theory and category theory are enjoyable. Provable correctness is amazing. :)
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** In fact Programming Language Theory in general is amazing. :)
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* I maintain a small number of [https://rubygems.org/profiles/6607 Ruby Gems], but this is about all I do with Ruby nowadays.
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* I maintain some Haskell packages on [http://hackage.haskell.org/user/RickyElrod Hackage].
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* I created [http://da.gd/ http://da.gd/] and am currently rewriting it in Haskell.
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* I sometimes contribute to [https://github.com/facebook/phabricator Facebook's Phabricator project] in my spare time.
  
I am active on IRC, on Freenode (irc.freenode.net)under the nick "CodeBlock". That is probably the best way to contact me, or via email, at codeblock@fedoraproject.org.
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= Non-software things that I do =
 
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* I am a full-time student, currently majoring in CS and minoring in Mathematics at Youngstown State University.
= Thanks =
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** I am the current Vice President for the YSU ACM student chapter.
And finally, I just want to say thanks to the Fedora Infrastructure Team for allowing me to be a part of it, and letting me help out. I have yet to see another distribution's infrastructure team be so open to people helping.
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** I am the former Vice President for [http://www.w8upd.org/ W8UPD], The University of Akron's Amateur Radio Club.
 
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** I am the former Vice President for [http://acm.cs.uakron.edu ACM at UAkron].
 
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* I am a founder of [http://synhak.org The SYN/HAK Hackerspace] in Akron, Ohio.
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* I am learning calligraphy in my free time.
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* I enjoy photography - I shoot Pentax.
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* I am still active with the University of Akron Amateur Radio club, though I no longer attend UAkron. I write code for them.

Latest revision as of 09:05, 2 February 2014

CodeBlock.jpg

[edit] Ricky Elrod on the 'net

FAS: codeblock
GPG: DAD3DF0E
Freenode (nick: relrod): #fedora-admin, #fedora-noc, #fedora-apps, #fedora-fedmsg, #haskell, #scalaz and a bunch of others.
Internal/Red Hat (nick: relrod)
Slashnet (nick: CodeBlock): #uakroncs
Ham Radio: N8SQL
Email: codeblock@fedoraproject.org
Website: http://elrod.me/
Blog: http://blog.elrod.me/
Github: https://www.github.com/CodeBlock
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/codeblock
Google+ (rarely used): https://plus.google.com/106726601246881076299/

[edit] Introduction

I live in Akron, OH, USA, and am currently attending Youngstown State University where I am majoring in computer science and minoring in mathematics. I have a very strong interest in Programming Language Theory (PLT) and the connection between mathematics and programming by way of things like category theory, type theory, and the Curry-Howard correspondence.

[edit] What I do within Fedora (current-ish)

  • I packaged and maintain a number of packages that I find useful.
    • I am also a packager sponsor and currently sponsor a small number of people
  • I'm a member of the core infrastructure team
    • Web app development
    • Server maintenance/upkeep
  • I lead the Fedora Mobile Android app project
  • I am on the websites team and occasionally fix issues with project websites

[edit] Timeline of my Fedora history

  • (June 2010) - Sent intro email to infrastructure@lists.fedoraproject.org, started helping out wherever I could.
  • (January 2011) - Got funded to go to FUDCon:Tempe_2011. (Thank you, Fedora!)
  • (February 2011) - Was asked about and gladly accepted entrance into sysadmin-main, the core sysadmin group for the Fedora Project.
  • (June 2011) - Won the Fedora Scholarship. (Thank you, Fedora!)
  • (November 2011) - Started administrating the Fedora Scholarship since the previous winner has the opportunity to run the next year's scholarship.
  • (February 2012) - Became an intern at Red Hat (Fedora Engineering Intern).
  • (December 2013 - present) - Title change to "Associate Software Engineer, Fedora Engineering"

[edit] Perhaps most importantly, I earn badges!

Senior Editor Speak Up! Flock 2013 Attendee Associate Editor Junior Editor Involvement Bloggin' it! (Planet I) If you build it... (Koji Success II) If you build it... (Koji Success I) If you build it... (Koji Success III) Tagger (Tagger II) Junior Tagger (Tagger I) Badge Muse (Badge Ideas I) Hatchling Riddle Me This Tanked! Junior Badger (Badger I) Keepin Fedora Beautiful (F20) Like a Rock (Updates-Stable I) Like a Rock (Updates-Stable II) Crypto Panda Secretary General You can call me "Patches" (SCM I) You can call me "Patches" (SCM II) You can call me "Patches" (SCM III) Is this thing on? (Updates-Testing I) Paranoid Panda Is this thing on? (Updates-Testing II) Trust me, I know what I am doing Mugshot Let Me Introduce Myself White Rabbit Bona Fide Packager Sponsor What goes up... (Koji Failure III) What goes up... (Koji Failure I) What goes up... (Koji Failure II) Maestro Bloggin' it! (Planet III) White Hat Nuancier You can pry it from my cold, dead hands In Search of the Bull (Tester I) Embryo Baby Badger Flock 2013 Speaker Senior Badger (Badger II) Is this thing on? (Updates-Testing III) Bloggin' it! (Planet II) Tadpole Egg Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build I) No Longer a Ronin Binary Star Take this and call me in the morning Rock the Web! Discovery of the Footprints (Tester II) Junior Package Tagger (Package Tagger I) Senior Package Tagger (Package Tagger III) Package Tagger (Package Tagger II) Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build II) Proven Packager Fedora Scholar

[edit] What I do outside of Fedora (in FOSS)

  • I love learning about programming paradigms, particularly Functional Programming.
    • Along with that, I love learning the math behind it. Type theory and category theory are enjoyable. Provable correctness is amazing. :)
    • In fact Programming Language Theory in general is amazing. :)
  • I maintain a small number of Ruby Gems, but this is about all I do with Ruby nowadays.
  • I maintain some Haskell packages on Hackage.
  • I created http://da.gd/ and am currently rewriting it in Haskell.
  • I sometimes contribute to Facebook's Phabricator project in my spare time.

[edit] Non-software things that I do

  • I am a full-time student, currently majoring in CS and minoring in Mathematics at Youngstown State University.
    • I am the current Vice President for the YSU ACM student chapter.
    • I am the former Vice President for W8UPD, The University of Akron's Amateur Radio Club.
    • I am the former Vice President for ACM at UAkron.
  • I am a founder of The SYN/HAK Hackerspace in Akron, Ohio.
  • I am learning calligraphy in my free time.
  • I enjoy photography - I shoot Pentax.
  • I am still active with the University of Akron Amateur Radio club, though I no longer attend UAkron. I write code for them.