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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 or relrod): #fedora-admin, #fedora-noc, #fedora-apps, #fedora-fedmsg, and a bunch of others.<br />
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= Introduction =
'''Internal/Red Hat''' (nick: relrod)<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.
'''Slashnet''' (nick: CodeBlock): #uakroncs<br />
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'''Ham Radio''': [http://callook.info/n8sql N8SQL]<br />
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I am a Red Hat Certified Engineer as of June 2019.
'''Email''': [mailto:codeblock@fedoraproject.org codeblock@fedoraproject.org]<br />
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'''Blog''': [http://blog.elrod.me/ http://blog.elrod.me/]<br />
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= What I do within Fedora (current-ish) =
'''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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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.
'''Google+''' (rarely used): [https://plus.google.com/106726601246881076299/ https://plus.google.com/106726601246881076299/]<br />
 
  
= 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 2012) - 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 do a lot of web development, usually in Rails or Play Framework + Scala.
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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 in another language some day) [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 sometimes 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.
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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, Scala
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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 want to try out/play with one day: [http://magpie-lang.org Magpie], [http://clojure.org/ Clojure] (and other lisps), [http://elixir-lang.org Elixir] (whose package I maintain in Fedora).
 
  
 
= Non-software things that I do =
 
= Non-software things that I do =
* I am a part-time student, currently at Stark State College.
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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 former 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 former Vice President for [http://acm.cs.uakron.edu ACM at UAkron].
 
* I am a founding member of [http://synhak.org The SYN/HAK Hackerspace] in Akron, Ohio.
 
* I am learning Guitar in my free time.
 
* I am learning calligraphy in my free time.
 
* I play the keyboard for fun. I'm not good at it.
 
* I love animals.
 
 
* I enjoy photography - I shoot Pentax.
 
* 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 extra class amateur radio operator (N8SQL) and ARRL and Laurel 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).
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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 Is this thing on? (Updates-Testing III) Bloggin' it! (Planet II) Flock 2013 Speaker Senior Badger (Badger II) Tadpole No Longer a Ronin Egg Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build I) Rock the Web! Binary Star What goes around comes around (Karma I) Discovery of the Footprints (Tester II) Junior Package Tagger (Package Tagger I) Senior Package Tagger (Package Tagger III) Package Tagger (Package Tagger II) Proven Packager Override, you say? Helping Hand Partners in Crime Take this and call me in the morning Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build II) Fedora Scholar Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build III) The Blessing of the FPL Master Editor Flock 2014 Speaker If you build it... (Koji Success IV) Flock 2014 Attendee Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build IV) Missed the Train Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build V) Ambassador Badge Off! Crypto Badger Party Pirate Corporate Drone Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build VI) Master Badger (Badger III) Consolation Prize Shellshocked Nom Nom Nom Associate Badger (Badger 1.5) Delivery Like a Rock (Updates-Stable III) Fedora Legal Badge of Doom Fedora 21 Change Accepted Tadpole with Legs Bloggin' it! (Planet IV) Flock 2015 Speaker Origin Mirror, Mirror on the Wall Macaron (Cookie I) Websites.NEXT Fedora 22 Change Accepted You can call me "Patches" (SCM IV) Flock 2015 Attendee Dancing with Toshio Top 100 It still works! Top 500 What goes around comes around (Karma II) Horcrux Krakow Brews! Chocolate Chip (Cookie II) Flock 2016 Attendee Froglet Black and White (Cookie III) Bob Loblaw (Planet V) Don't Call it a Comeback Extra!  Extra! Clickbait (Fedora Magazine I) Flock 2017 Attendee Steampunk Arcade Curious Penguin (Ask Fedora I) The Panda Is In LISA17 Flock Paparazzi Meeting of the Minds Inside Job What goes up... (Koji Failure IV) Rollercoaster Restaurant Adult Frog Amateur Radio SIG Member Pizzelle (Cookie IV) Flock 2018 Attendee DevConf.cz 2020 Attendee Fedora Advocate You’re on a boat! Flock 2019 Attendee Long Life to Pagure (Pagure VI) Long Life to Pagure (Pagure I) Readiness nest-attendee-2020 Long Life to Pagure (Pagure IV) Fedora & CentOS Social @ Summit 2020 Long Life to Pagure (Pagure V) Rainbow (Cookie V)
 



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.