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Ryan Rix
Ryan Rix
Personal Information
Birthday: January 17 1992
Home: Phoenix AZ USA
Fedora-specific Information
FAS-Name: rrix
Miscellaneous Information
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Badges (30)
Bloggin' it! (Planet II) Bloggin' it! (Planet III) Bloggin' it! (Planet I) Involvement Ambassador Embryo Tadpole What goes around comes around (Karma I) Egg Bloggin' it! (Planet IV) If you build it... (Koji Success I) Take this and call me in the morning Is this thing on? (Updates-Testing I) Curious Penguin (Ask Fedora I) Junior Badger (Badger I) Bona Fide You can call me "Patches" (SCM I) Like a Rock (Updates-Stable I) Baby Badger Tadpole with Legs Crypto Panda Bob Loblaw (Planet V) Crypto Badger Paranoid Panda White Rabbit Associate Badger (Badger 1.5) Origin Don't Call it a Comeback Froglet Partners in Crime

Ryan Rix


  • Crazy american
  • High schooler
  • KDE SIG member
  • awesome

Education and Job

  • Currently a student at Deer Valley High School
  • Enrolled for Arizona State University to major in Computer Science

Activities within the Fedora Project


I'm a Fedora Ambassador sponsored by Clint Savage
My main goals are to spread the use of Fedora and Free Software to my school, my friends, my family and the greater Phoenix area as a whole. Whether this is through my past involvement in Phoenix LUG, or in setting up events such as ABLEconf, I strive to bring greater awareness to our great operating system and community and Free and Open Source software in general.

  • Events I attend(ed)
    • 2010
      • 13Mar10 - 16Mar10 Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina - Marketing_FAD_2010
      • 16Jan10 - 20Jan10 San Diego, California: Camp KDE
      • 27Jan10 Phoenix AZ: Phoenix LUG West Side meeting KDE/Fedora presentation
    • 2009

FUDcon 2011 Tempe Bid

I have been working with Robyn Bergeron to bring FUDcon 2011 to Tempe next year. More on that later.


As a member of Fedora's KDE SIG, I work to improve and promote the KDE Plasma Desktop environment on top of Fedora Linux. Naturally it's an easy job ;) When I remember to (which unfortunately isn't often enough) I write the KDE beat for Fedora weekly news. I'm also involved in KDE's Promotions team.

Fedora Summer Coding 2010

In the summer of 2010, I am working with Jaroslav Reznik on the creation of a KDE Netbook Edition Spin as mentors, along with the rest of the SIG to some extent. This project was brought to fruition through the Fedora Summer Coding SIG, and is similar to Google's Summer of Code.

Google Summer of Code 2010

In the summer of 2010, I also worked upstream in the KDE project, sponsored by Google to work on KDEPIM for KDE's involvement in Summer of Code. The accepted proposal was the creation of a Plasma-based replacement of Kontact's summary page. You can follow my progress or read my proposal.


I'm involved in Fedora's marketing team. I work in marketing mostly to complement my ambassador jobs, as I believe the two groups could work better if they were more closely integrated. I helped to organize the Marketing FAD 2010 and was one of the attendees in March 2010. I am also interested in generating marketing materials for Spins, as they don't get the time of day (in terms of marketing) that they deserve. I was one of the primary authors behind Fedora 13's Beta release announcement, as well.

I am also a member of the development team of Fedora-tour.

Package Maintainer

I'm a Package Maintainer sponsored by Kevin Kofler
I usually package software I find interesting and actually use.

I am also an RPMFusion package maintainer, owing mlt and kdenlive.