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|REAL-NAME=Rick Elrod
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|image=CodeBlock.jpg
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|homepage=elrod.me
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|location=Ohio, USA
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|birthday=August 2
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|fas-name=codeblock
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|email=codeblock@fedoraproject.org
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|gpg=FC3C6A07
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|irc-nick=relrod
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|irc-channels=#fedora-admin, #fedora-noc, #fedora-apps, #haskell, #scalaz, and a bunch of others
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|facebook=codeblock
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|github=relrod
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|callsign=N8SQL
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<div style="float: right;">[[File: CodeBlock.jpg ]]</div>
 
  
= Ricky Elrod on the 'net =
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=NOTE!=
'''FAS''': [https://admin.fedoraproject.org/accounts/user/view/codeblock codeblock]<br />
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'''By FAR, the best way to reach me is by pinging me on IRC or dropping me a PM (relrod on freenode). Please try to contact me there before resorting to other methods.'''
'''GPG''': [http://pgp.mit.edu:11371/pks/lookup?op=get&search=0x002710B0DAD3DF0E DAD3DF0E]<br />
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'''Freenode''' (nick: CodeBlock): #fedora-admin, #fedora-noc, #phabricator, #rubyonrails, #synhak and a bunch of others.<br />
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= Introduction =
'''Slashnet''' (nick: CodeBlock): #uakroncs<br />
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I live in Youngstown, OH, USA, and am a recent graduate of Youngstown State University where I majored in computer science and mathematics, and minored in linguistics. 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. To that end, I have a very strong opinions on the state of the software industry and the need for formal verification in our industry as software continues to grow more fragile and complex.
'''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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I am a Red Hat Certified Engineer as of June 2019.
'''Blog''': [http://rickyelrod.tumblr.com/ http://rickyelrod.tumblr.com/]<br />
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'''Github''': [https://www.github.com/codeblock http://www.github.com/codeblock]<br />
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= What I do within Fedora (current-ish) =
'''Facebook''': [https://www.facebook.com/codeblock http://www.facebook.com/codeblock]<br />
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'''Google+''' (rarely used): [https://plus.google.com/106726601246881076299/ https://plus.google.com/106726601246881076299/]<br />
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I am on the [[Community Platform Engineering]] team at Red Hat. Day-to-day, I spend most of my time on the infrastructure team, ensuring that the Project's servers are up and running, safe and secure, and up to date. However, I also spend time working on Fedora's websites portfolio, including co-leading the rework of getfedora.org that took place in mid 2019. I hold a seat on the Fedora Mindshare committee where I represent the Websites and Design teams. I maintain a fair number of packages, mostly random things that I find useful.
  
= What I do within Fedora =
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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.
* (February 2011) - Became an intern at Red Hat (Fedora Engineering Intern).
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* (February 2012) - Became an intern at Red Hat (Fedora Engineering Intern).
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* May 2017 - Transitioned to full-time member of the Community Platform Engineering team as "Associate Software Engineer"
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* June 2019 - Promotion to "Software Engineer"
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* June 2019 - Obtained RHCE certification.
  
 
= 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/ 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++
 
** 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 founder of the [https://noexc.org/ Northeast Ohio Experimenters Club], a small ham radio club among friends, in Ohio, USA.
** I am the Vice President for [http://www.w8upd.org/ W8UPD], The University of Akron's Amateur Radio Club.
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* I was a founder of [http://synhak.org The SYN/HAK Hackerspace] in Akron, Ohio, USA.
** I am the Vice President for [http://acm.cs.uakron.edu ACM at UA].
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* I enjoy photography - I shoot Pentax.
* I am a founding member of [http://synhak.org The SYN/HAK Hackerspace] in Akron, Ohio.
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* I enjoy astronomy and should learn more about it one day.
* I am learning Guitar in my free time.
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* I'm an extra class amateur radio operator (N8SQL) and ARRL and Laurel VE.
* I play the keyboard for fun. I'm not good at it.
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* I play drums (but only as a hobby).
* I love animals.
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* I play guitar (also only as a hobby).
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* I play piano (you get the idea at this point).
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* I swing dance.
  
= 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 01:58, 18 June 2019

Rick Elrod
Rick 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 (140)
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) Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build I) Bloggin' it! (Planet II) Tadpole Egg Take this and call me in the morning Binary Star No Longer a Ronin Rock the Web! Discovery of the Footprints (Tester II) Partners in Crime Junior Package Tagger (Package Tagger I) Senior Package Tagger (Package Tagger III) Package Tagger (Package Tagger II) Override, you say? Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build II) Proven Packager Fedora Scholar Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build III) Helping Hand What goes around comes around (Karma I) The Blessing of the FPL Flock 2014 Speaker If you build it... (Koji Success IV) Master Editor Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build IV) Crypto Badger Flock 2014 Attendee Badge Off! Party Pirate Missed the Train Ambassador Consolation Prize Corporate Drone Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build VI) Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build V) Tadpole with Legs Fedora 21 Change Accepted Shellshocked Associate Badger (Badger 1.5) Nom Nom Nom Flock 2015 Speaker Bloggin' it! (Planet IV) Like a Rock (Updates-Stable III) Origin Delivery Master Badger (Badger III) Fedora 22 Change Accepted Fedora Legal Badge of Doom Macaron (Cookie I) Flock 2015 Attendee You can call me "Patches" (SCM IV) Websites.NEXT Dancing with Toshio It still works! Mirror, Mirror on the Wall Top 100 Top 500 What goes around comes around (Karma II) Bob Loblaw (Planet V) Chocolate Chip (Cookie II) Horcrux Flock 2016 Attendee Krakow Brews! Froglet Black and White (Cookie III) LISA17 Extra!  Extra! Clickbait (Fedora Magazine I) Flock 2017 Attendee Steampunk Arcade Flock Paparazzi Inside Job Don't Call it a Comeback Curious Penguin (Ask Fedora I) The Panda Is In Amateur Radio SIG Member What goes up... (Koji Failure IV) Pizzelle (Cookie IV) Flock 2018 Attendee Flock 2019 Attendee Rollercoaster Restaurant Adult Frog Meeting of the Minds DevConf.cz 2020 Attendee You’re on a boat! Long Life to Pagure (Pagure VI) Fedora Advocate Long Life to Pagure (Pagure I) Readiness Long Life to Pagure (Pagure V) Long Life to Pagure (Pagure IV) Rainbow (Cookie V) Fedora & CentOS Social @ Summit 2020 nest-attendee-2020
 



NOTE!

By FAR, the best way to reach me is by pinging me on IRC or dropping me a PM (relrod on freenode). Please try to contact me there before resorting to other methods.

Introduction

I live in Youngstown, OH, USA, and am a recent graduate of Youngstown State University where I majored in computer science and mathematics, and minored in linguistics. 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. To that end, I have a very strong opinions on the state of the software industry and the need for formal verification in our industry as software continues to grow more fragile and complex.

I am a Red Hat Certified Engineer as of June 2019.

What I do within Fedora (current-ish)

I am on the Community Platform Engineering team at Red Hat. Day-to-day, I spend most of my time on the infrastructure team, ensuring that the Project's servers are up and running, safe and secure, and up to date. However, I also spend time working on Fedora's websites portfolio, including co-leading the rework of getfedora.org that took place in mid 2019. I hold a seat on the Fedora Mindshare committee where I represent the Websites and Design teams. I maintain a fair number of packages, mostly random things that I find useful.

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).
  • May 2017 - Transitioned to full-time member of the Community Platform Engineering team as "Associate Software Engineer"
  • June 2019 - Promotion to "Software Engineer"
  • June 2019 - Obtained RHCE certification.

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.

Non-software things that I do

  • I am a founder of the Northeast Ohio Experimenters Club, a small ham radio club among friends, in Ohio, USA.
  • I was a founder of The SYN/HAK Hackerspace in Akron, Ohio, USA.
  • I enjoy photography - I shoot Pentax.
  • I enjoy astronomy and should learn more about it one day.
  • I'm an extra class amateur radio operator (N8SQL) and ARRL and Laurel VE.
  • I play drums (but only as a hobby).
  • I play guitar (also only as a hobby).
  • I play piano (you get the idea at this point).
  • I swing dance.