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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


In Search of the Bull (Tester I) Fedora at RH Summit, 2015 Involvement You can call me "Patches" (SCM I) Corporate Drone What goes up... (Koji Failure I) Mugshot You can call me "Patches" (SCM II) If you build it... (Koji Success II) Don't Call it a Comeback Froglet Riddle Me This Paranoid Panda Associate Badger (Badger 1.5) Egg Tadpole Embryo Tadpole with Legs Junior Badger (Badger I) Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build I) Like a Rock (Updates-Stable I) Take this and call me in the morning Bona Fide If you build it... (Koji Success I) Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build IV) Is this thing on? (Updates-Testing I) White Rabbit Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build III) Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build II) Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build V) Discovery of the Footprints (Tester II) Is this thing on? (Updates-Testing II) Perceiving the Bull (Tester III) It still works! Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build VI) Top 500 BrickHack 2016 Attendee Macaron (Cookie I) Mirror, Mirror on the Wall The cat came back... Partners in Crime What goes around comes around (Karma I) What goes up... (Koji Failure II) Nuancier F24 Like a Rock (Updates-Stable II) You can call me "Patches" (SCM III) Catching the Bull (Tester IV) Senior Badger (Badger II) If you build it... (Koji Success III) Junior Editor Taming the Bull (Tester V) Helping Hand Red Hat Summit 2016 Telegraphist (Upstream Release Monitoring I) Riding the Bull Home (Tester VI) Associate Editor Python SIG member Let Me Introduce Myself Chocolate Chip (Cookie II) Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build VII) Fedora 26 Change Accepted Packager Sponsor The Bull Transcended (Tester VII) Override, you say? Proven Packager What goes around comes around (Karma II) Red Hat Summit 2017 Old Yeller Binary Star Is this thing on? (Updates-Testing III) Like a Rock (Updates-Stable III) You can call me "Patches" (SCM IV) What goes up... (Koji Failure III) If you build it... (Koji Success IV) White Hat Senior Editor Fedora 27 Change Accepted Crypto Panda What goes around comes around (Karma III) Fedora 28 Change Accepted Flock 2018 Attendee Red Hat Summit 2018 Attendee 2018 Rollercoaster Restaurant Patches (SCM V) Top 100 Parselmouth I Fedora 29 Change Accepted Flock 2019 Attendee Both Bull and Self Transcended (Tester VIII) Speak Up! Fedora 30 Change Accepted Black and White (Cookie III) Parselmouth II Fedora 31 Change Accepted Long Life to Pagure (Pagure III) What goes around comes around (Karma IV) You’re on a boat! I Voted: Fedora 31 Long Life to Pagure (Pagure I) Fedora 32 Change Accepted Readiness Corporate Shill Long Life to Pagure (Pagure IV) Long Life to Pagure (Pagure V) Long Life to Pagure (Pagure II) I Voted: Fedora 30 Master Badger (Badger III) Like a Rock (Updates-Stable IV) Long Life to Pagure (Pagure VI) Is this thing on? (Updates-Testing IV) Reaching the Source (Tester IX) All your $arch are belong to us (Koji Success V) The Blessing of the FPL Fedora & CentOS Social @ Summit 2020 What goes up... (Koji Failure IV) I Voted: Fedora 32 Community Messenger I Social Panda The Last Argument of Kings Secretary General I converted to btrfs! Pizzelle (Cookie IV) Master Editor Let's do lunch! Fedora Legal Badge of Doom Fedora 33 Change Accepted nest-attendee-2020 Fedora 34 Change Accepted Red Hat Summit 2021 It's a Cake Thing NYE Party Panda FOSDEM 2021 Attendee Adult Frog Lets have a party Fedora 33 I Voted: Fedora 33 2021 Attendee Fedora Podcast Interviewee Linux App Summit 2021 I Voted: Fedora 34 Lets have a party Fedora 34 United Packages of Fedora Learning from Sensei Akademy 2021 Community Survey Taker I Badge Junkie (Badger IV) GUADEC 2021 Podcast Contributor Fedora 35 Change Accepted Mic Check! (Updates-Testing V) Museum Visitor I Voted: Fedora 35 Nest Attendee 2021 Lets have a party Fedora 35 FOSDEM 2022 Attendee Tectonic! (Updates-Stable V) Fedora 36 Change Accepted 2022 Attendee Top 25 Corporate Overlord Fedora Mentor Summit 2022 Return to Society (Tester X) I Voted: Fedora 36 Lets have a party Fedora 36 Community Survey Taker 2022 Nest with Fedora 2022 Attendee SCaLE 19x Attendee Lets have a party Fedora 37 Fedora Week of Diversity 2022 Fedora 37 Change Accepted Fedora 38 Change Accepted I voted: Fedora 38 I voted: Fedora 37 FOSDEM 2023 Attendee Fedora 39 Change Accepted CentOS Connect 2023 Attendee