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Neal Gompa (he/him)
Personal information
Pronouns: he/him
Location: Norwalk, CT, USA

GPG key: BA9778545005C10C
Contact information
Twitter: Det_Conan_Kudo
LinkedIn: ngompa
GitHub: Conan-Kudo
GitLab: Conan_Kudo

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FAS name: ngompa
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Neal Gompa

General Information

DevOps Engineer by day, Linux systems aficionado and developer by night!

I'm a developer and contributor in Fedora and other Linux distributions, focusing primarily on the base Linux system components, such as package and software management. I'm a big believer in "upstream first", which has led me all over the open source world.

I've been a user of Red Hat Linux and Fedora since 2002, and I've been a contributor to Fedora since 2007. Nowadays, I largely work in software and systems management projects, but I also dabble in video games and other things.


  • Email: ngompa A fedoraproject D org
  • Matrix: A conan_kudo C matrix D org
  • IRC: Conan_Kudo, Pharaoh_Atem, Son_Goku, King_InuYasha, Sir_Gallantmon, Eighth_Doctor on Freenode and OFTC

Activities within Fedora

  • Maintain many packages in Fedora
  • Participate in the Admin, CoreOS, RelEng, Go, Java, Python, Ruby, Rust, KDE, GNOME/Workstation, Modularity, MinGW, Server, Cloud, Buildsys, and OKD groups
  • Contribute to RPM, DNF, Mock/Koji, Pagure, and many other applications


Fedora at RH Summit, 2015 Involvement In Search of the Bull (Tester I) You can call me "Patches" (SCM I) What goes up... (Koji Failure I) If you build it... (Koji Success II) Riddle Me This Mugshot You can call me "Patches" (SCM II) Corporate Drone Paranoid Panda Associate Badger (Badger 1.5) Don't Call it a Comeback Froglet Tadpole Embryo Egg Tadpole with Legs Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build I) Take this and call me in the morning Bona Fide If you build it... (Koji Success I) Is this thing on? (Updates-Testing I) Junior Badger (Badger I) Like a Rock (Updates-Stable I) Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build IV) White Rabbit Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build III) Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build II) Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build V) Discovery of the Footprints (Tester II) It still works! Perceiving the Bull (Tester III) Top 500 Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build VI) The cat came back... Macaron (Cookie I) Is this thing on? (Updates-Testing II) BrickHack 2016 Attendee Nuancier F24 Mirror, Mirror on the Wall Partners in Crime What goes around comes around (Karma I) Catching the Bull (Tester IV) You can call me "Patches" (SCM III) What goes up... (Koji Failure II) Taming the Bull (Tester V) Junior Editor If you build it... (Koji Success III) Like a Rock (Updates-Stable II) Senior Badger (Badger II) Let Me Introduce Myself Red Hat Summit 2016 The Bull Transcended (Tester VII) Telegraphist (Upstream Release Monitoring I) Associate Editor Python SIG member Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build VII) Packager Sponsor Riding the Bull Home (Tester VI) Chocolate Chip (Cookie II) Helping Hand Fedora 26 Change Accepted Binary Star Proven Packager What goes around comes around (Karma II) What goes up... (Koji Failure III) Old Yeller Is this thing on? (Updates-Testing III) You can call me "Patches" (SCM IV) Like a Rock (Updates-Stable III) Red Hat Summit 2017 Override, you say? If you build it... (Koji Success IV) White Hat Crypto Panda Fedora 27 Change Accepted Fedora 28 Change Accepted What goes around comes around (Karma III) Senior Editor Red Hat Summit 2018 Flock 2018 Attendee Top 100 Rollercoaster Restaurant Fedora 29 Change Accepted Attendee 2018 Parselmouth I Speak Up! What goes around comes around (Karma IV) Patches (SCM V) Both Bull and Self Transcended (Tester VIII) Fedora 30 Change Accepted Black and White (Cookie III) Flock 2019 Attendee Parselmouth II Fedora 31 Change Accepted I Voted: Fedora 31 Long Life to Pagure (Pagure III) You’re on a boat! Long Life to Pagure (Pagure I) Corporate Shill Readiness Long Life to Pagure (Pagure IV) Long Life to Pagure (Pagure V) Long Life to Pagure (Pagure II) Fedora 32 Change Accepted I Voted: Fedora 30 Master Badger (Badger III) Fedora & CentOS Social @ Summit 2020 Long Life to Pagure (Pagure VI) All your $arch are belong to us (Koji Success V) The Blessing of the FPL Like a Rock (Updates-Stable IV) Is this thing on? (Updates-Testing IV) Reaching the Source (Tester IX) What goes up... (Koji Failure IV) I Voted: Fedora 32 It's a Cake Thing Secretary General The Last Argument of Kings Master Editor Fedora 34 Change Accepted nest-attendee-2020 Social Panda Community Messenger I I converted to btrfs! Fedora Legal Badge of Doom Fedora 33 Change Accepted Let's do lunch! Pizzelle (Cookie IV) FOSDEM 2021 Attendee Lets have a party Fedora 33 I Voted: Fedora 33 2021 Attendee NYE Party Panda Adult Frog Linux App Summit 2021 Fedora Podcast Interviewee I Voted: Fedora 34 Lets have a party Fedora 34 Red Hat Summit 2021 Learning from Sensei Podcast Contributor Akademy 2021 Community Survey Taker I United Packages of Fedora Fedora 35 Change Accepted Mic Check! (Updates-Testing V) GUADEC 2021 Nest Attendee 2021 Badge Junkie (Badger IV) Museum Visitor I Voted: Fedora 35 Lets have a party Fedora 35