From Fedora Project Wiki

Revision as of 07:58, 20 September 2021 by Ankursinha (talk | contribs)
(diff) ← Older revision | Latest revision (diff) | Newer revision → (diff)

Ankur Sinha
Ankur Sinha
Personal Information
Birthday: 1988
Home: Dhanbad, Jharkhand, India
Fedora-specific Information
FAS-Name: ankursinha
Miscellaneous Information
Private Mail: ankursinha AT
GPG-Key: E629112D
IRC: FranciscoD on in
#fedora-neuro, #fedora-join, #fedora,
Badges (155)
Secretary General Junior Editor Senior Editor Associate Editor Catching the Bull (Tester IV) Riding the Bull Home (Tester VI) Discovery of the Footprints (Tester II) Taming the Bull (Tester V) In Search of the Bull (Tester I) Perceiving the Bull (Tester III) Bloggin' it! (Planet III) Bloggin' it! (Planet I) Bloggin' it! (Planet IV) Bloggin' it! (Planet II) Master Editor Speak Up! Involvement Junior Badger (Badger I) Junior Tagger (Tagger I) Badge Muse (Badge Ideas I) Tagger (Tagger II) Mugshot Ambassador You can call me "Patches" (SCM II) You can call me "Patches" (SCM I) The Bull Transcended (Tester VII) Is this thing on? (Updates-Testing II) Is this thing on? (Updates-Testing I) Binary Star Delivery Like a Rock (Updates-Stable I) Partners in Crime What goes up... (Koji Failure I) What goes up... (Koji Failure II) Nuancier If you build it... (Koji Success II) If you build it... (Koji Success III) If you build it... (Koji Success I) Let Me Introduce Myself Like a Rock (Updates-Stable II) Baby Badger Embryo Bona Fide You can call me "Patches" (SCM III) Both Bull and Self Transcended (Tester VIII) Bob Loblaw (Planet V) Tadpole It still works! Senior Badger (Badger II) Egg The cat came back... Tadpole with Legs Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build I) Free the Fedora What goes around comes around (Karma I) Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build II) Curious Penguin (Ask Fedora I) Take this and call me in the morning Helping Hand What goes around comes around (Karma II) Sensei The Blessing of the FPL Curious Penguin (Ask Fedora II) Override, you say? Free the Fedora II Civic Duty Is this thing on? (Updates-Testing III) Curious Penguin (Ask Fedora III) Corporate Drone Curious Penguin (Ask Fedora IV) Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build IV) Extra!  Extra! FUDCon Beijing Old Yeller Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build III) Vacation Chief Editor You can call me "Wikipedia Brown" (Ask Fedora V) Associate Badger (Badger 1.5) What goes around comes around (Karma III) Macaron (Cookie I) Blag Dragster (Planet VII) Clickbait (Fedora Magazine I) Blog Lobber (Planet VI) Origin Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build V) Clickbait (Fedora Magazine II) Domo Arigato If you build it... (Koji Success IV) Froglet Parselmouth I Chocolate Chip (Cookie II) Top 100 You can call me "Patches" (SCM IV) Nuancier F23 Like a Rock (Updates-Stable III) What goes up... (Koji Failure III) Master Badger (Badger III) Top 500 Let's do lunch! Pizzelle (Cookie IV) Black and White (Cookie III) Nuancier F25 Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build VI) Community Messenger I Unchained I Voted: Fedora 29 Adult Frog Grandmaster Editor Science (Kernel Tester I) Reaching the Source (Tester IX) Patches (SCM V) Telegraphist (Upstream Release Monitoring I) Packager Sponsor All your $arch are belong to us (Koji Success V) Long Life to Pagure (Pagure I) Long Life to Pagure (Pagure IV) Community Messenger II Long Life to Pagure (Pagure II) Long Life to Pagure (Pagure III) I Voted: Fedora 31 Long Life to Pagure (Pagure VI) Rainbow (Cookie V) What goes up... (Koji Failure IV) I Voted: Fedora 30 Proven Packager I Voted: Fedora 32 Long Life to Pagure (Pagure V) Like a Rock (Updates-Stable IV) NeuroFedora SIG Member Fedora 32 Change Accepted Is this thing on? (Updates-Testing IV) What goes around comes around (Karma IV) I Voted: Fedora 34 I Voted: Fedora 33 nest-attendee-2020 Fedora 34 Change Accepted White Hat Museum Visitor Lets have a party Fedora 34 Community Survey Taker I United Packages of Fedora Nest Attendee 2021 Mic Check! (Updates-Testing V) Badge Junkie (Badger IV) Lets have a party Fedora 36 Lets have a party Fedora 35 I Voted: Fedora 35 Tectonic! (Updates-Stable V) Nest with Fedora 2022 Attendee Community Survey Taker 2022 I Voted: Fedora 36 I voted: Fedora 37 I voted: Fedora 38 Community Survey Taker 2023

I'm currently a post-doc research fellow at the Silver Lab at UCL where I research in the field of computational neuroscience.

I've been contributing to Fedora for a while now. It started with Rahul Sundaram taking a font packaging workshop. I've come a long way since then, but am still quite a learner. If there's anything I can help you with, feel free to ping me either over e-mail or one of the IM channels.

I'm interested in my research, computational neuroscience, and enabling Open Science in whatever way I can help.

Note: Since I'm not in India, I cannot service media requests from India currently.

I was once transiently famous.

Where/when to catch me

I'm in quite a few Fedora IRC channels, and lots of mailing lists. I should be around from 1100 - 1700 BST (British Standard Time) throughtout the week. Ping me anytime, and I'll respond ASAP :)


  • Package maintainer - I maintain a few packages and now my focus has somewhat shifted to software related to research, neouroscience and other fields in general.
    • I am also a sponsor for the packager group. You can find more information related to my sponsorship activities on this page. Please go through it before contacting me for sponsorship.
  • I'm a core team member of the NeuroFedora SIG. Our goal is to make Fedora a great platform for neuroscience research by building on our Fedora Workstation product. (We need help, come join us!)
  • Member of the Fedora Join SIG: If you're looking to get started with fedora, join the mailing list, or just drop me an email!
  • I was the Fedora election wrangler for the Fedora 19 Election cycle.
  • I was the Fedora election wrangler for the Fedora 20 Election cycle.

Wiki pages I'm responsible for

I "own" a few wiki pages that I'm responsible for keeping up to date. For any queries on the following pages, please get in touch with me:


Other info

I blog at