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= Self Introduction =
 
 
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'''Ricky Elrod''' (irc: CodeBlock (on Freenode and Slashnet), fas: codeblock, ham radio: N8SQL)<br />
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= Ricky Elrod on the 'net =
[mailto:codeblock@fedoraproject.org codeblock@fedoraproject.org]<br />
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'''FAS''': [https://admin.fedoraproject.org/accounts/user/view/codeblock codeblock]<br />
[http://ricky.elrod.me/ http://ricky.elrod.me/]
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'''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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'''Slashnet''' (nick: CodeBlock): #uakroncs<br />
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'''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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'''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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'''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 />
  
= My Fedora Life =
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= What I do within Fedora =
... began back in April of 2010. After distro/OS hoping for some time, and nearly settling on a BSD variant, I found the Fedora Infrastructure team. I read some of the SOPs on the wiki, joined a few IRC channels, and instantly knew that I wanted to be a part of the team. Almost a year later, I am now on the core sysadmin team for the project, and enjoy spending time fixing things and making the Infrastructure, and thus, the Project, be the best it can be. :) In mid 2011, I was the recipient of the Fedora [[Scholarship]]. I owe a huge Thank You to the Fedora Project and to all who make the scholarship possible.
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* (June 2010) - Sent intro email to infrastructure@lists.fedoraproject.org, started helping out wherever I could.
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* (January 2011) - Got funded to go to [[FUDCon:Tempe_2011]]. (Thank you, Fedora!)
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* (February 2011) - Was asked about and gladly accepted entrance into sysadmin-main, the core sysadmin group for the Fedora Project.
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* (June 2011) - Won the [[Scholarship | Fedora Scholarship]]. (Thank you, Fedora!)
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* (November 2011) - Started administrating the [[Scholarship | Fedora Scholarship]] since the previous winner has the opportunity to run the next year's scholarship.
  
= My Other Life...or lack thereof =
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= What I do outside of Fedora (in FOSS) =
I attend college, at [http://www.uakron.edu The University of Akron], where I am majoring in Computer Science. I am the Vice President of two fine clubs at the University: The student ACM chapter and the University of Akron Amateur Radio Club (W8UPD). I have big dreams for my future, and generally tend to carry a positive attitude about life and its <s>horrors</s> blessings.
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* 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 maintain a small number of [https://rubygems.org/profiles/6607 Ruby Gems].
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* 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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* I contribute to [https://github.com/facebook/phabricator Facebook's Phabricator project] in my spare time.
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* 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 love learning and playing with a lot of different programming languages.
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** Here is a small list of ones that I know: Ruby, Python, PHP, Perl, [http://iolanguage.com Io], Java
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** 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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** Here is a small list of ones that I want to try out one day: [http://magpie-lang.org Magpie]
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= Non-software things that I do =
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* I am a part-time student at the [http://www.uakron.edu/ University of Akron].
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** 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 Vice President for [http://acm.cs.uakron.edu ACM at UA].
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* I am learning Guitar in my free time.
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* I play the keyboard for fun. I'm not good at it.
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* I love animals.
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= Things that I find interesting and one-day would like to try, but currently know nothing about =
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* Airplane piloting.
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* Astronomy.
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* Upgrading my Ham Radio license to 'Extra'.

Revision as of 12:27, 23 December 2011

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Contents

Ricky Elrod on the 'net

FAS: codeblock
GPG: DAD3DF0E
Freenode (nick: CodeBlock): #fedora-admin, #fedora-noc, #phabricator, #rubyonrails, #synhak and a bunch of others.
Slashnet (nick: CodeBlock): #uakroncs
Ham Radio: N8SQL
Email: codeblock@fedoraproject.org
Blog: http://rickyelrod.tumblr.com/
Github: http://www.github.com/codeblock
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/codeblock
Google+ (rarely used): https://plus.google.com/106726601246881076299/

What I do within Fedora

  • (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.

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.
  • I maintain a small number of Ruby Gems.
  • I created (and very badly need to re-create) [1] and the "framework" that powers it.
  • I contribute to Facebook's Phabricator project in my spare time.
  • 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.
  • I love learning and playing with a lot of different programming languages.
    • Here is a small list of ones that I know: Ruby, Python, PHP, Perl, Io, Java
    • Here is a small list of ones that I have played with/am learning: Clojure (and other lisps), C/C++
    • Here is a small list of ones that I want to try out one day: Magpie


Non-software things that I do

  • I am a part-time student at the University of Akron.
    • I am the Vice President for W8UPD, The University of Akron's Amateur Radio Club.
    • I am the Vice President for ACM at UA.
  • I am learning Guitar in my free time.
  • I play the keyboard for fun. I'm not good at it.
  • I love animals.

Things that I find interesting and one-day would like to try, but currently know nothing about

  • Airplane piloting.
  • Astronomy.
  • Upgrading my Ham Radio license to 'Extra'.