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Ricky Elrod on the 'net

FAS: codeblock
Freenode (nick: CodeBlock or relrod): #fedora-admin, #fedora-noc, #fedora-apps, #fedora-fedmsg, and a bunch of others.
Internal/Red Hat (nick: relrod)
Slashnet (nick: CodeBlock): #uakroncs
Ham Radio: N8SQL
Google+ (rarely used):

What I do within Fedora

  • (June 2010) - Sent intro email to, 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).

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 in another language) and the "framework" that powers it.
  • I sometimes 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: Scala
    • Here is a small list of ones that I want to try out one day: Magpie, Clojure (and other lisps), Elixir (whose package I maintain in Fedora).

Non-software things that I do

  • I am a part-time student, currently at Stark State College.
    • 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 founding member of The SYN/HAK Hackerspace in Akron, Ohio.
  • I am learning Guitar in my free time.
  • I play the keyboard for fun. I'm not good at it.
  • I love animals.
  • I've recently started a new hobby, photography. It's a lot of fun.

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'.