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