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= Timeline of my Fedora history =
 
= Timeline of my Fedora history =

Revision as of 20:23, 22 February 2019

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 (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 Embryo Baby Badger In Search of the Bull (Tester I) Is this thing on? (Updates-Testing III) Flock 2013 Speaker Egg Senior Badger (Badger II) Bloggin' it! (Planet II) Tadpole Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build I) Rock the Web! Take this and call me in the morning No Longer a Ronin Binary Star Junior Package Tagger (Package Tagger I) Discovery of the Footprints (Tester II) Senior Package Tagger (Package Tagger III) Package Tagger (Package Tagger II) Proven Packager Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build II) Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build III) Fedora Scholar Override, you say? Partners in Crime Helping Hand What goes around comes around (Karma I) The Blessing of the FPL Flock 2014 Speaker Flock 2014 Attendee Master Editor Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build IV) If you build it... (Koji Success IV) Ambassador Missed the Train Crypto Badger Party Pirate Badge Off! Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build VI) Corporate Drone Consolation Prize Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build V) Bloggin' it! (Planet IV) Fedora 21 Change Accepted Shellshocked Nom Nom Nom Associate Badger (Badger 1.5) Tadpole with Legs Like a Rock (Updates-Stable III) Flock 2015 Speaker Origin Delivery Macaron (Cookie I) Fedora Legal Badge of Doom Fedora 22 Change Accepted Master Badger (Badger III) Dancing with Toshio You can call me "Patches" (SCM IV) Flock 2015 Attendee Websites.NEXT Top 100 It still works! Top 500 Mirror, Mirror on the Wall Krakow Brews! What goes around comes around (Karma II) Flock 2016 Attendee Bob Loblaw (Planet V) Chocolate Chip (Cookie II) Froglet Horcrux Black and White (Cookie III) Flock 2017 Attendee Don't Call it a Comeback Extra!  Extra! Clickbait (Fedora Magazine I) Curious Penguin (Ask Fedora I) Steampunk Arcade The Panda Is In LISA17 Flock Paparazzi Amateur Radio SIG Member Inside Job Meeting of the Minds Rollercoaster Restaurant What goes up... (Koji Failure IV) Pizzelle (Cookie IV) Flock 2018 Attendee Adult Frog DevConf.cz 2020 Attendee You’re on a boat! Flock 2019 Attendee Fedora Advocate Readiness Long Life to Pagure (Pagure VI) nest-attendee-2020 Long Life to Pagure (Pagure I) Long Life to Pagure (Pagure V) Long Life to Pagure (Pagure IV) Fedora & CentOS Social @ Summit 2020 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 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 have been working on the websites team and leading website updates for the last few releases.

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).