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Ricky Elrod on the 'net

FAS: codeblock
GPG: DAD3DF0E
Freenode (nick: 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
Email: codeblock@fedoraproject.org
Website: http://elrod.me/
Blog: http://blog.elrod.me/
Github: https://www.github.com/CodeBlock
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/codeblock
Google+ (rarely used): https://plus.google.com/106726601246881076299/

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 lead the Fedora Mobile Android app project
  • I am on the websites team and occasionally fix issues with project websites

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).

Perhaps most importantly, I earn badges!

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) Is this thing on? (Updates-Testing III) Embryo Baby Badger Flock 2013 Speaker Senior Badger (Badger II) Bloggin' it! (Planet II) Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build I) Tadpole Egg Binary Star No Longer a Ronin Take this and call me in the morning Rock the Web! Junior Package Tagger (Package Tagger I) Discovery of the Footprints (Tester II) Senior Package Tagger (Package Tagger III) Package Tagger (Package Tagger II) Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build III) Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build II) Proven Packager Fedora Scholar Flock 2014 Speaker The Blessing of the FPL Override, you say? Helping Hand Partners in Crime What goes around comes around (Karma I) Master Editor If you build it... (Koji Success IV) Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build IV) Flock 2014 Attendee Missed the Train Corporate Drone Crypto Badger Party Pirate Badge Off! Ambassador Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build VI) Shellshocked Consolation Prize Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build V) Fedora 21 Change Accepted Tadpole with Legs Nom Nom Nom Flock 2015 Speaker Bloggin' it! (Planet IV) Associate Badger (Badger 1.5) Delivery Origin Fedora 22 Change Accepted Like a Rock (Updates-Stable III) Master Badger (Badger III) Fedora Legal Badge of Doom Macaron (Cookie I) You can call me "Patches" (SCM IV) Websites.NEXT Flock 2015 Attendee Dancing with Toshio It still works! Mirror, Mirror on the Wall Top 500 Top 100 Froglet What goes around comes around (Karma II) Flock 2016 Attendee Krakow Brews! Chocolate Chip (Cookie II) Horcrux Extra!  Extra! Bob Loblaw (Planet V) Black and White (Cookie III) Clickbait (Fedora Magazine I) LISA17 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 DevConf.cz 2020 Attendee Pizzelle (Cookie IV) Rollercoaster Restaurant Meeting of the Minds What goes up... (Koji Failure IV) Flock 2018 Attendee Adult Frog You’re on a boat! Flock 2019 Attendee Long Life to Pagure (Pagure IV) Fedora Advocate Long Life to Pagure (Pagure VI) Readiness Long Life to Pagure (Pagure I) Long Life to Pagure (Pagure V) Rainbow (Cookie V) Fedora & CentOS Social @ Summit 2020 nest-attendee-2020

What I do outside of Fedora (in FOSS)

  • 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. :)
  • I maintain a small number of Ruby Gems.
  • 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 part-time student, currently majoring in CS at Youngstown State University.
    • I am the current Vice President 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 SYN/HAK Hackerspace in Akron, Ohio.
  • I am learning calligraphy in my free time.
  • I enjoy photography - I shoot Pentax.