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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


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