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



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 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).
  • (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).