|Birthday:||August 7, 1993|
|Birthplace:||Syracuse, New York|
|IRC channels:||#fedora-apps, #fedora-cloud, #fedora-admin, #fedora-noc, #fedora-social, #rit-foss, #atomic|
I'm an Associate Software Engineer at Red Hat. I work remotely on the Fedora Engineering team, where I work with Fedora Infrastructure and Fedora Cloud. Right now, I'm focusing on cloud image uploading and ostree/atomic image support. Previously, I built the front-end for Fedora Badges, along with some back-end work. I worked with Ralph Bean to get Badges production-ready and deploy the app. Currently, there are over 11,000 Fedora contributors with badges.
I graduated from RIT summa cum laude. I earned a BS in IT, with concentrations in Networking & Systems Administration and Databases, and a minor in Philosophy.
I have experience all over the place, but there are a couple areas in which I consider myself to be particularly skilled:
- Web application development
- Linux, including all major distros (and some obscure ones)
- Databases, including MySQL, SQLite, Access, Oracle, and Knowledge
Packages I maintain
You can check out which packages I maintain via pkgdb. I've just started taking on packages, so there are only a couple right now. Once I finish testing and packaging Fedimg, it'll be listed there, too.
Outside of free software, I listen to a lot of music. I use a large selection of tracks from the 50s-90s, with my favourite recordings occuring between 1960 and 1970. My favourite band is the Grateful Dead, and have listened to hundreds of live recordings of them, many over 3 hours in length.
I'm not a huge video game player anymore, but I do enjoy Guild Wars 2 and play a few Steam games with friends, such as Killing Floor and Serious Sam HD. As far as Linux-friendly games go, NetHack and OpenTTD are masterpieces.
The best way to get a hold of me in a reasonable time is by pinging me on Freenode.
Alternatively, you can send an email to dgay[at]redhat.com If it's urgent, you can call my office phone at +16502544034, which will forward to my cell phone if I'm not home.