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Justin W. Flory
Personal information
Location: Rochester, NY
Birthday: 1997
E-mail: jwf [at] fedoraproject [dot] org
GPG key: 39E45FB6014131E4
Contact information
Twitter: jflory7
GitHub: jflory7

Fedora-specific information
FAS name: jflory7
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Curious Penguin (Ask Fedora I) Curious Penguin (Ask Fedora II) Paranoid Panda Involvement Mugshot Curious Penguin (Ask Fedora III) Common Bugs Contributor Missed the Train You can pry it from my cold, dead hands In Search of the Bull (Tester I) It still works! Origin Crypto Badger Junior Badger (Badger I) Don't Call it a Comeback White Rabbit Let Me Introduce Myself Junior Editor Macaron (Cookie I) Flock 2015 Attendee Egg Nom Nom Nom Senior Editor Associate Editor Bloggin' it! (Planet II) Crypto Panda Junior Tagger (Tagger I) Associate Badger (Badger 1.5) Junior Package Tagger (Package Tagger I) Package Tagger (Package Tagger II) Master Editor Senior Package Tagger (Package Tagger III) Senior Tagger (Tagger III) Tagger (Tagger II) Bona Fide Speak Up! Curious Penguin (Ask Fedora IV) Parselmouth I Riddle Me This Badge Muse (Badge Ideas I) Baby Badger Master Package Tagger (Package Tagger IV) Clickbait (Fedora Magazine I) Secretary General Extra!  Extra! Bloggin' it! (Planet I) Discovery of the Footprints (Tester II) Telegraphist (Upstream Release Monitoring I) Science (Kernel Tester I) Science (Kernel Tester III) Science (Kernel Tester II) Let's do lunch! Senior Badger (Badger II) Science (Kernel Tester IV) Chocolate Chip (Cookie II) Clickbait (Fedora Magazine II) Horcrux Perceiving the Bull (Tester III) Clickbait (Fedora Magazine III) Mad Science (Kernel Tester V) Vacation Master Tagger (Tagger IV) Bloggin' it! (Planet III) Ambassador Chief Editor Top 500 Black and White (Cookie III) Catching the Bull (Tester IV) Top 100 The Panda Is In Keepin Fedora Beautiful (F24) Bloggin' it! (Planet IV) BrickHack 2016 Attendee Apprentice (Badge Artist I) Badge Muse (Badges Released I) Consolation Prize Grandmaster Editor Readiness Pizzelle (Cookie IV) Badge Muse (Badges Released II) Bitcamp 2016 Nuancier F24 No Longer a Ronin Inside Job Embryo PyCon 2016 Attendee Bob Loblaw (Planet V) Maestro Design Ninja 2 Flock 2016 Attendee Krakow Brews! Rainbow (Cookie V) Community Messenger I Community Messenger II Community Messenger III Community Messenger IV Master Badger (Badger III) Flock Paparazzi Flock 2016 Speaker Badge Off! HackMIT 2016 Attendee Fedora 25 Translation Sprint Summer Coder Badge Muse (Badges Released III) Badge Muse (Badges Released IV) Prolific! Nuancier F25 DevConf 2017 Attendee DevConf 2017 Speaker FOSDEM 2017 Attendee Nuancier F26 OSCAL 2017 Attendee Tadpole Flock 2017 Attendee Council Member Steampunk Arcade CommOps Superstar The Blessing of the FPL Is this thing on? (Updates-Testing I) Like a Rock (Updates-Stable I) Take this and call me in the morning What goes around comes around (Karma I) Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build I) Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build II) Helping Hand Delivery What goes up... (Koji Failure I) If you build it... (Koji Success I) If you build it... (Koji Success II) What goes up... (Koji Failure II) Blog Lobber (Planet VI) Top 25 Unicorn Poop (Cookie VI) DevConf 2018 Attendee FOSDEM 2018 Attendee Better Together Fedora Mindshare FAD 2018 Community Messenger V Meeting of the Minds It's a Cake Thing Dancing with Toshio Fedora 28 Release Partygoer Fedora Docs FAD 2018 OSCAL 2018 Attendee Fedora Podcast Interviewee Mad Science (Kernel Tester VI) Flock 2018 Attendee Badge Junkie (Badger IV) Rollercoaster Restaurant Fedora Women's Day 2018 Attendee You can call me "Patches" (SCM I) Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build III) Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build IV) Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build V) Nuancier F30 Corporate Drone

About me

I've been a contributor to the Fedora Project since September 2015 and work in various places of the community. I'm currently an undergraduate student at Rochester Institute of Technology, majoring in Networking and Systems Administration and minoring in Free and Open Source Software. I began using Linux (and Fedora) in December 2013 – Fedora 20 was my first Linux distribution. I am passionate about free and open source software, which is why I love one of Fedora's four foundations: Freedom.

I'm generally idling somewhere on IRC around the clock (IRC: jwf), so if you see me, feel free to ping and say hi!


  • Email: jwf [at] fedoraproject [dot] org
  • IRC: jwf
  • Common IRC channels:
    • #fedora
    • #fedora-admin
    • #fedora-ambassadors
    • #fedora-commops
    • #fedora-council
    • #fedora-diversity
    • #fedora-mktg
    • #metabrainz
    • #musicbrainz
    • #rit-foss
    • #ritlug
    • ##jflory7
  • Twitter

Activities in Fedora

Current contributions

I always wanted to get involved with Fedora, so I finally took the leap some years ago. Most of my contributions today are as a(n)…

I also write an occasional blog post of my own for Fedora Planet.

Past contributions

I've spent a lot of time in some other areas of Fedora too. You can see some of the past areas / roles I've contributed in the past below.

Activities outside Fedora

I've managed my own Minecraft server, CrystalCraftMC for the past five years. I am a former staff member of SpigotMC, a free and open source Minecraft server software. Before Fedora, I mostly worked in the Minecraft open source community.

At my university, I am the 2016-2018 president of the RIT Linux Users Group. I am involved with the FOSS@MAGIC academic community by helping promote open source across my university. I'm also a member of the RIT Women in Computing program.

Outside of the US, I'm also a remote member of the Open Labs Hackerspace, a non-profit community hackerspace in Tirana, Albania promoting free and open source projects.

I'm also a coffee fanatic and a former barista. I support Direct Trade Coffee!


I have a loose scratchpad of ideas, thoughts, or concepts that I need a place to put them, but don't belong anywhere specific. All of my ideas on my scratchpad are related to Fedora in some way - perhaps you may find some of them useful! Feel free to read through my pad.

My Scratchpad