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I'm on the [Infrastructure] team and share the position of Development Manager with [User:Pingou Pierre-Yves Chibon].

Projects I've worked on

  • I wrote fedmsg, the Fedora Infrastructure message bus, and most of the related services.
  • There's datanommer which stores the fedmsg history in a postgres database (and marks up the stored messages with associated metadata).
  • Closely related is datagrepper, a web services that allows people and programs to query the fedmsg history.
  • Flowing from that, I wrote Fedora Badges which uses the fedmsg stream to award "badges" to contributors based on their contributions.
  • I wrote FMN, the centralized notifications service. It allows users to get direct IRC messages or emails about a variety of topics based on self-service preferences.
  • One of many more fedmsg parts -- I wrote github2fedmsg which allows contributors to map their GitHub activity onto our message bus.
  • I try to be generally helpful with our infrastructure ansible repo, improving scripts and configuration layout.
  • Although I didn't write the initial go-through, I've become a co-maintainer of the fedora-packages app, working on enhancements, repairs, and operations.
  • I wrote a CLI tool called pkgwat to call up quick information about packages across branches.
  • The first thing I ever wrote for Fedora was fedora-tagger (before I was an RH employee).
  • In 2014, I started writing the bodhi2 frontend.

I also try to maintain some packages.

Lighter weight, but still fun:

Further upstream

  • I've put work into Moksha, one of the components underlying the fedmsg stack.
  • I wrote and maintain an awesome extension to taskwarrior called bugwarrior. It syncs issues from github, bitbucket, trac, bugzilla, megaplan, teamlab, redmien, jira, activecollab, phabricator and versionone to a local task database. I use it to produce my weekly timesheets.
  • A little script, but I really like ansi2html (also for timesheets).

Way back when...

  • I wrote a neat webapp called narcissus that visualizes web server traffic in real time.
  • And my first major open source endeavor was as the mis-fortuned maintainer of toscawidgets2.

Actual tasks

You can review my timesheets at to see what I'm working on right now.

Here's the gist of how I make that report.

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Ralph Bean


Personal Information

FAS-Name: ralph

Country - Region:

United States, NY

B-day: 06/03/1984


  • English


IRC nick: threebean


Fedora Badges (173)

Apprentice (Badge Artist I) What goes around comes around (Karma IV) Design Ninja Flock 2015 Speaker Tectonic! (Updates-Stable V) Associate Badger (Badger 1.5) Flock 2015 Attendee Macaron (Cookie I) Chocolate Chip (Cookie II) Nuancier (F22) Origin Black and White (Cookie III) Delivery Badge Muse (Badges Released IV) Telegraphist (Upstream Release Monitoring I) Hindenburg (Koji Failure V) Badge Muse (Badges Released II) Badge Muse (Badges Released I) Badge Muse (Badges Released III) Badge Muse (Badges Released V) Nom Nom Nom Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build III) Parselmouth I Rock the Web! Froglet Chief Editor Pizzelle (Cookie IV) Silver BrickHack 2016 Attendee Top 10 Top 100 Top 25 Top 500 Bronze DevConf 2016 Speaker DevConf 2016 Attendee Fedora 24 Change Accepted Horcrux Parselmouth II PyCon 2016 Attendee Badge Junkie (Badger IV) Parselmouth III Modularity WG Member Flock 2016 Attendee Krakow Brews! Flock 2016 Speaker Rainbow (Cookie V) DevConf 2017 Speaker Fedora 26 Change Accepted Fedora 27 Change Accepted Flock 2017 Attendee Both Bull and Self Transcended (Tester VIII) DevConf 2018 Attendee CommOps Superstar Unchained If you build it... (Koji Success IV) Senior Tagger (Tagger III) Long Life to Pagure (Pagure I) Long Life to Pagure (Pagure VI) Long Life to Pagure (Pagure II) Long Life to Pagure (Pagure IV) Long Life to Pagure (Pagure V) Long Life to Pagure (Pagure III) Flock 2013 Attendee Tagger (Tagger II) Junior Tagger (Tagger I) Involvement Speak Up! Junior Editor Associate Editor Secretary General If you build it... (Koji Success II) If you build it... (Koji Success III) If you build it... (Koji Success I) You can call me "Patches" (SCM II) Curious Penguin (Ask Fedora II) Riddle Me This Curious Penguin (Ask Fedora I) What goes up... (Koji Failure I) Is this thing on? (Updates-Testing III) What goes up... (Koji Failure III) What goes up... (Koji Failure II) You can call me "Patches" (SCM I) You can call me "Patches" (SCM IV) You can call me "Patches" (SCM III) In Search of the Bull (Tester I) Perceiving the Bull (Tester III) Like a Rock (Updates-Stable III) Discovery of the Footprints (Tester II) Junior Badger (Badger I) Like a Rock (Updates-Stable I) Like a Rock (Updates-Stable II) Tanked! Is this thing on? (Updates-Testing I) Badge Muse (Badge Ideas I) Bona Fide Senior Badger (Badger II) Is this thing on? (Updates-Testing II) Keepin Fedora Beautiful (F20) Inside Job Partners in Crime White Rabbit Catching the Bull (Tester IV) Master Tagger (Tagger IV) Binary Star Mugshot Let Me Introduce Myself Trust me, I know what I am doing Maestro Bloggin' it! (Planet II) Packager Sponsor Bloggin' it! (Planet III) Bloggin' it! (Planet I) White Hat Nuancier Taming the Bull (Tester V) Embryo Is this thing on? (Updates-Testing IV) Common Bugs Contributor Baby Badger Flock 2013 Speaker Old Yeller Egg Bloggin' it! (Planet IV) Senior Editor Tadpole Tadpole with Legs Badge Off! Riding the Bull Home (Tester VI) No Longer a Ronin Master Package Tagger (Package Tagger IV) DevConf 2014 Speaker Junior Package Tagger (Package Tagger I) Senior Package Tagger (Package Tagger III) Package Tagger (Package Tagger II) All your $arch are belong to us (Koji Success V) Patches (SCM V) Override, you say? Videographer Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build I) It still works! DevConf 2014 Attendee What goes around comes around (Karma I) Let's do lunch! Bob Loblaw (Planet V) Like a Rock (Updates-Stable IV) Take this and call me in the morning Vacation Master Editor Pycon 2014 Attendee Helping Hand Paranoid Panda Missed the Train The Blessing of the FPL What goes up... (Koji Failure IV) Flock 2014 Speaker What goes around comes around (Karma II) What goes around comes around (Karma III) Flock 2014 Attendee Party Pirate Science (Kernel Tester I) The Bull Transcended (Tester VII) Dancing with Toshio Nuancier 21 Corporate Overlord Corporate Shill Corporate Drone Master Badger (Badger III) Consolation Prize Crypto Panda The cat came back... Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build II) Mic Check! (Updates-Testing V)