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Neal Gompa
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Pronouns: he/him
Location: Norwalk, CT, USA

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Twitter: Det_Conan_Kudo
LinkedIn: ngompa
GitHub: Conan-Kudo
GitLab: Conan_Kudo

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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. I used to primarily work in software and systems management projects, but now I focus on desktop Fedora Linux, especially on multimedia; video games and game development; and audio+video production on Fedora Linux.


  • 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 Libera Chat 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
  • Created and run the Asahi SIG
  • Contribute to many different projects as part of working on desktop Linux use-cases
  • Contribute to RPM, DNF, Mock/Koji, Pagure, and many other applications


Fedora at RH Summit, 2015 You can call me "Patches" (SCM I) In Search of the Bull (Tester I) Involvement What goes up... (Koji Failure I) If you build it... (Koji Success II) Don't Call it a Comeback Mugshot Riddle Me This Corporate Drone You can call me "Patches" (SCM II) Embryo Paranoid Panda Associate Badger (Badger 1.5) Froglet Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build I) Tadpole Tadpole with Legs Egg Take this and call me in the morning Junior Badger (Badger I) Bona Fide If you build it... (Koji Success I) Is this thing on? (Updates-Testing I) Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build IV) Like a Rock (Updates-Stable I) 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) Perceiving the Bull (Tester III) Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build VI) It still works! Top 500 Macaron (Cookie I) BrickHack 2016 Attendee Partners in Crime Is this thing on? (Updates-Testing II) The cat came back... Nuancier F24 What goes around comes around (Karma I) What goes up... (Koji Failure II) Mirror, Mirror on the Wall You can call me "Patches" (SCM III) Catching the Bull (Tester IV) Like a Rock (Updates-Stable II) Senior Badger (Badger II) If you build it... (Koji Success III) Junior Editor Telegraphist (Upstream Release Monitoring I) Red Hat Summit 2016 Taming the Bull (Tester V) Let Me Introduce Myself Riding the Bull Home (Tester VI) Chocolate Chip (Cookie II) Associate Editor Python SIG member The Bull Transcended (Tester VII) Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build VII) Helping Hand Packager Sponsor Fedora 26 Change Accepted Proven Packager Override, you say? What goes around comes around (Karma II) Red Hat Summit 2017 Old Yeller Binary Star Senior Editor What goes up... (Koji Failure III) If you build it... (Koji Success IV) White Hat Fedora 27 Change Accepted Is this thing on? (Updates-Testing III) You can call me "Patches" (SCM IV) Like a Rock (Updates-Stable III) Crypto Panda Red Hat Summit 2018 What goes around comes around (Karma III) Fedora 28 Change Accepted Rollercoaster Restaurant Flock 2018 Attendee Top 100 Fedora 29 Change Accepted Attendee 2018 Patches (SCM V) Parselmouth I Speak Up! What goes around comes around (Karma IV) Both Bull and Self Transcended (Tester VIII) Fedora 30 Change Accepted Long Life to Pagure (Pagure III) Black and White (Cookie III) Parselmouth II Fedora 31 Change Accepted Flock 2019 Attendee I Voted: Fedora 31 You’re on a boat! Long Life to Pagure (Pagure I) Corporate Shill Fedora 32 Change Accepted Long Life to Pagure (Pagure IV) Long Life to Pagure (Pagure V) Readiness All your $arch are belong to us (Koji Success V) Long Life to Pagure (Pagure VI) I Voted: Fedora 30 Long Life to Pagure (Pagure II) Master Badger (Badger III) The Blessing of the FPL Like a Rock (Updates-Stable IV) Fedora & CentOS Social @ Summit 2020 Is this thing on? (Updates-Testing IV) Reaching the Source (Tester IX) What goes up... (Koji Failure IV) Community Messenger I I Voted: Fedora 32 Social Panda Secretary General Fedora 34 Change Accepted I converted to btrfs! The Last Argument of Kings Master Editor Fedora Legal Badge of Doom Fedora 33 Change Accepted Let's do lunch! Pizzelle (Cookie IV) Lets have a party Fedora 33 It's a Cake Thing nest-attendee-2020 Adult Frog I Voted: Fedora 33 NYE Party Panda 2021 Attendee FOSDEM 2021 Attendee Fedora Podcast Interviewee Akademy 2021 Linux App Summit 2021 I Voted: Fedora 34 Red Hat Summit 2021 Learning from Sensei Lets have a party Fedora 34 FOSDEM 2022 Attendee Community Survey Taker I Podcast Contributor Fedora 35 Change Accepted GUADEC 2021 Badge Junkie (Badger IV) Nest Attendee 2021 I Voted: Fedora 35 United Packages of Fedora Mic Check! (Updates-Testing V) Museum Visitor Lets have a party Fedora 35 Tectonic! (Updates-Stable V) 2022 Attendee Fedora 36 Change Accepted Community Survey Taker 2022 Return to Society (Tester X) Fedora Mentor Summit 2022 Corporate Overlord Top 25 Fedora 37 Change Accepted Lets have a party Fedora 36 SCaLE 19x Attendee Lets have a party Fedora 37 I Voted: Fedora 36 Nest with Fedora 2022 Attendee Fedora Week of Diversity 2022 I voted: Fedora 37 Fedora 38 Change Accepted Fedora 39 Change Accepted FOSDEM 2023 Attendee CentOS Connect 2023 Attendee I voted: Fedora 38 Flock 2023 Attendee Let's have a party (Fedora 38) Community Survey Taker 2023 Ghost Tour