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|location=Ohio, USA
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|birthday=August 2
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= Ricky Elrod on the 'net =
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= Introduction =
'''FAS''': [https://admin.fedoraproject.org/accounts/user/view/codeblock codeblock]<br />
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I live in Youngstown, OH, USA, and am currently attending Youngstown State University where I am majoring in computer science and 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.
'''GPG''': [http://pgp.mit.edu:11371/pks/lookup?op=get&search=0x002710B0DAD3DF0E DAD3DF0E]<br />
 
'''Freenode''' (nick: CodeBlock): #fedora-admin, #fedora-noc, #phabricator, #rubyonrails, #synhak and a bunch of others.<br />
 
'''Slashnet''' (nick: CodeBlock): #uakroncs<br />
 
'''Ham Radio''': [http://callook.info/n8sql N8SQL]<br />
 
'''Email''': [mailto:codeblock@fedoraproject.org codeblock@fedoraproject.org]<br />
 
'''Blog''': [http://rickyelrod.tumblr.com/ http://rickyelrod.tumblr.com/]<br />
 
'''Github''': [https://www.github.com/codeblock http://www.github.com/codeblock]<br />
 
'''Facebook''': [https://www.facebook.com/codeblock http://www.facebook.com/codeblock]<br />
 
'''Google+''' (rarely used): [https://plus.google.com/106726601246881076299/ https://plus.google.com/106726601246881076299/]<br />
 
  
= What I do within Fedora =
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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
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= Timeline of my Fedora history =
 
* (June 2010) - Sent intro email to infrastructure@lists.fedoraproject.org, started helping out wherever I could.
 
* (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!)
 
* (January 2011) - Got funded to go to [[FUDCon:Tempe_2011]]. (Thank you, Fedora!)
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* (June 2011) - Won the [[Scholarship | Fedora Scholarship]]. (Thank you, Fedora!)
 
* (June 2011) - Won the [[Scholarship | Fedora Scholarship]]. (Thank you, Fedora!)
 
* (November 2011) - Started administrating the [[Scholarship | Fedora Scholarship]] since the previous winner has the opportunity to run the next year's scholarship.
 
* (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"
  
 
= What I do outside of Fedora (in FOSS) =
 
= What I do outside of Fedora (in FOSS) =
* I secretly love Ruby and Ruby On Rails, and tend to do web development work using this stack quite a bit.
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* I work on a lot of small FOSS projects that I started (see my GitHub page linked above).
* I maintain a small number of [https://rubygems.org/profiles/6607 Ruby Gems].
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* I love learning about programming paradigms, particularly Functional Programming.
* I created (and very badly need to re-create) [http://da.gd/] and the [https://github.com/CodeBlock/dagd "framework"] that powers it.
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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. :)
* I contribute to [https://github.com/facebook/phabricator Facebook's Phabricator project] in my spare time.
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** In fact Programming Language Theory in general is amazing. :)
* I am trying to make the FOSS bridge between Software and Amateur Radio more obtainable to more people. On a contribution and end-user level. I have at least one project in development right now to contribute to this goal, that will be released (and FOSS once it is) in mid-2012. This project also recently got approved by Kickstarter, so we can soon begin raising money to help make this happen.
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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.
* I love learning and playing with a lot of different programming languages.
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* I maintain some Haskell packages on [http://hackage.haskell.org/user/RickyElrod Hackage].
** Here is a small list of ones that I know: Ruby, Python, PHP, Perl, [http://iolanguage.com Io], Java
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* I created [http://da.gd/ http://da.gd/] and am currently rewriting it in Haskell.
** Here is a small list of ones that I have played with/am learning: [http://clojure.org/ Clojure] (and other lisps), C/C++
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* I sometimes contribute to [https://github.com/facebook/phabricator Facebook's Phabricator project] in my spare time.
** Here is a small list of ones that I want to try out one day: [http://magpie-lang.org Magpie]
 
 
 
  
 
= Non-software things that I do =
 
= Non-software things that I do =
* I am a part-time student at the [http://www.uakron.edu/ University of Akron].
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* I am a full-time student, currently dual-majoring in Computer Science and Mathematics at Youngstown State University.
** I am the 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 and current Events Coordinator for the YSU ACM student chapter.
** I am the Vice President for [http://acm.cs.uakron.edu ACM at UA].
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** I am the former Vice President for [http://www.w8upd.org/ W8UPD], The University of Akron's Amateur Radio Club.
* I am learning Guitar in my free time.
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** I am the former Vice President for [http://acm.cs.uakron.edu ACM at UAkron].
* I play the keyboard for fun. I'm not good at it.
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* I am a founder of the [https://noexc.org/ Northeast Ohio Experimenters Club] in Ohio, USA.
* I love animals.
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* I was a founder of [http://synhak.org The SYN/HAK Hackerspace] in Akron, Ohio, USA.
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* I dabble with calligraphy.
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* I enjoy photography - I shoot Pentax.
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* I enjoy astronomy and should learn more about it one day.
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* I'm an amateur radio operator (N8SQL) and ARRL VE.
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* I play drums (but only as a hobby).
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* I play guitar (also only as a hobby).
  
= Things that I find interesting and one-day would like to try, but currently know nothing about =
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[[Category:Ambassadors from the USA]]
* Airplane piloting.
 
* Astronomy.
 
* Upgrading my Ham Radio license to 'Extra'.
 

Latest revision as of 19:36, 23 April 2018

Ricky Elrod
Ricky Elrod
Personal information
Location: Ohio, USA
Birthday: August 2
Homepage: elrod.me
E-mail: codeblock@fedoraproject.org
GPG key: FC3C6A07
Contact information
Ham Radio: N8SQL​
Facebook: codeblock
GitHub: relrod

Fedora-specific information
FAS name: codeblock
Fedora e-mail: codeblock@fedoraproject.org
Fedora homepage: codeblock.fedorapeople.org
Fedora Badges earned (Failed to decode JSON.)
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) 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 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 Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build III) Override, you say? Helping Hand Partners in Crime The Blessing of the FPL What goes around comes around (Karma I) Flock 2014 Speaker Master Editor If you build it... (Koji Success IV) Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build IV) Flock 2014 Attendee Crypto Badger Missed the Train Ambassador Party Pirate Badge Off! Corporate Drone Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build V) Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build VI) Consolation Prize Fedora 21 Change Accepted Shellshocked Tadpole with Legs Nom Nom Nom Associate Badger (Badger 1.5) Bloggin' it! (Planet IV) Flock 2015 Speaker Origin Delivery Like a Rock (Updates-Stable III) Master Badger (Badger III) Fedora Legal Badge of Doom Fedora 22 Change Accepted Macaron (Cookie I) You can call me "Patches" (SCM IV) Flock 2015 Attendee Dancing with Toshio Websites.NEXT Mirror, Mirror on the Wall It still works! Top 500 Top 100 What goes around comes around (Karma II) Flock 2016 Attendee Krakow Brews! Chocolate Chip (Cookie II) Froglet Horcrux Bob Loblaw (Planet V) Black and White (Cookie III) Extra!  Extra! Clickbait (Fedora Magazine I) Flock 2017 Attendee Steampunk Arcade Don't Call it a Comeback Curious Penguin (Ask Fedora I) The Panda Is In LISA17 Flock Paparazzi Inside Job Amateur Radio SIG Member What goes up... (Koji Failure IV) Pizzelle (Cookie IV) Flock 2018 Attendee Rollercoaster Restaurant
 



Introduction

I live in Youngstown, OH, USA, and am currently attending Youngstown State University where I am majoring in computer science and 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.

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

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"

What I do outside of Fedora (in FOSS)

  • I work on a lot of small FOSS projects that I started (see my GitHub page linked above).
  • 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.

Non-software things that I do

  • I am a full-time student, currently dual-majoring in Computer Science and Mathematics at Youngstown State University.
    • I am the former Vice President and current Events Coordinator 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 Northeast Ohio Experimenters Club in Ohio, USA.
  • I was a founder of The SYN/HAK Hackerspace in Akron, Ohio, USA.
  • I dabble with calligraphy.
  • I enjoy photography - I shoot Pentax.
  • I enjoy astronomy and should learn more about it one day.
  • I'm an amateur radio operator (N8SQL) and ARRL VE.
  • I play drums (but only as a hobby).
  • I play guitar (also only as a hobby).