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

GPG key: BA9778545005C10C
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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) Mugshot You can call me "Patches" (SCM II) Corporate Drone Riddle Me This Associate Badger (Badger 1.5) Don't Call it a Comeback Embryo Paranoid Panda Tadpole with Legs Egg Froglet White Rabbit Tadpole Take this and call me in the morning Bona Fide If you build it... (Koji Success I) Is this thing on? (Updates-Testing I) Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build I) Junior Badger (Badger I) Like a Rock (Updates-Stable I) Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build III) Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build IV) 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) Top 500 It still works! Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build VI) BrickHack 2016 Attendee Partners in Crime The cat came back... Macaron (Cookie I) Is this thing on? (Updates-Testing II) Nuancier F24 What goes around comes around (Karma I) You can call me "Patches" (SCM III) Mirror, Mirror on the Wall Catching the Bull (Tester IV) What goes up... (Koji Failure II) Junior Editor Like a Rock (Updates-Stable II) Senior Badger (Badger II) Red Hat Summit 2016 Taming the Bull (Tester V) If you build it... (Koji Success III) Chocolate Chip (Cookie II) Let Me Introduce Myself Riding the Bull Home (Tester VI) Associate Editor Python SIG member Telegraphist (Upstream Release Monitoring I) Proven Packager Helping Hand Fedora 26 Change Accepted The Bull Transcended (Tester VII) Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build VII) Packager Sponsor Red Hat Summit 2017 Binary Star What goes around comes around (Karma II) Override, you say? Old Yeller Is this thing on? (Updates-Testing III) You can call me "Patches" (SCM IV) Like a Rock (Updates-Stable III) What goes up... (Koji Failure III) If you build it... (Koji Success IV) White Hat Fedora 27 Change Accepted Red Hat Summit 2018 Crypto Panda Senior Editor What goes around comes around (Karma III) Fedora 28 Change Accepted Fedora 29 Change Accepted Flock 2018 Attendee Attendee 2018 Rollercoaster Restaurant Patches (SCM V) Top 100 Parselmouth I What goes around comes around (Karma IV) Both Bull and Self Transcended (Tester VIII) Long Life to Pagure (Pagure III) Speak Up! Fedora 30 Change Accepted Black and White (Cookie III) Parselmouth II Fedora 31 Change Accepted Flock 2019 Attendee You’re on a boat! I Voted: Fedora 30 Corporate Shill Long Life to Pagure (Pagure IV) Long Life to Pagure (Pagure V) Readiness Long Life to Pagure (Pagure I) I Voted: Fedora 31 Fedora 32 Change Accepted Fedora & CentOS Social @ Summit 2020 Long Life to Pagure (Pagure II) Master Badger (Badger III) The Blessing of the FPL Long Life to Pagure (Pagure VI) All your $arch are belong to us (Koji Success V) Is this thing on? (Updates-Testing IV) Like a Rock (Updates-Stable IV) Reaching the Source (Tester IX) What goes up... (Koji Failure IV) Pizzelle (Cookie IV) Social Panda I converted to btrfs! Fedora Legal Badge of Doom I Voted: Fedora 32 Community Messenger I Secretary General The Last Argument of Kings Master Editor Fedora 33 Change Accepted Let's do lunch! Fedora 34 Change Accepted 2021 Attendee It's a Cake Thing Lets have a party Fedora 33 NYE Party Panda nest-attendee-2020 I Voted: Fedora 33 FOSDEM 2021 Attendee Linux App Summit 2021 Adult Frog Fedora Podcast Interviewee I Voted: Fedora 34 Red Hat Summit 2021 Learning from Sensei Lets have a party Fedora 34 Community Survey Taker I Akademy 2021 United Packages of Fedora GUADEC 2021 Podcast Contributor Fedora 35 Change Accepted Mic Check! (Updates-Testing V) Lets have a party Fedora 35 Museum Visitor Nest Attendee 2021 Badge Junkie (Badger IV) I Voted: Fedora 35 Fedora 36 Change Accepted Tectonic! (Updates-Stable V) 2022 Attendee Corporate Overlord FOSDEM 2022 Attendee Fedora Mentor Summit 2022 Return to Society (Tester X) Lets have a party Fedora 36 Top 25 Community Survey Taker 2022 FOSDEM 2023 Attendee I Voted: Fedora 36 Nest with Fedora 2022 Attendee Fedora Week of Diversity 2022 Lets have a party Fedora 37 Fedora 37 Change Accepted I voted: Fedora 37 CentOS Connect 2023 Attendee SCaLE 19x Attendee Fedora 38 Change Accepted Fedora 39 Change Accepted I voted: Fedora 38 Community Survey Taker 2023 Let's have a party (Fedora 38) Ghost Tour Flock 2023 Attendee