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I'm in the PnT Devops development group at Red Hat! It's kind of like the "internal" version of the Fedora Infrastructure team.

I'm currently working on some design-phase work for Infrastructure/Factory2 and Modularization/Infra.


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 http://threebean.org/timesheets/latest.html 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

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Personal Information

FAS-Name: ralph

Country - Region:

United States, NY

B-day: 06/03/1984

Languages:

  • English

Mail: rbean@red___.com

IRC nick: threebean

Website: http://threebean.org

Fedora Badges (173)

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