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

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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. Nowadays, I largely work in software and systems management projects, but I also dabble in video games and other things.


  • 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
  • Contribute to RPM, DNF, Mock/Koji, Pagure, and many other applications


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