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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


In Search of the Bull (Tester I) Fedora at RH Summit, 2015 Involvement Corporate Drone Mugshot 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 You can call me "Patches" (SCM I) What goes up... (Koji Failure I) Riddle Me This Egg Paranoid Panda Embryo Froglet Tadpole Tadpole with Legs Like a Rock (Updates-Stable I) 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) Junior Badger (Badger I) White Rabbit Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build III) Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build IV) Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build II) Discovery of the Footprints (Tester II) Top 500 It still works! Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build VI) Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build V) Perceiving the Bull (Tester III) BrickHack 2016 Attendee Junior Editor Macaron (Cookie I) The cat came back... What goes around comes around (Karma I) Nuancier F24 You can call me "Patches" (SCM III) Like a Rock (Updates-Stable II) Senior Badger (Badger II) Is this thing on? (Updates-Testing II) Partners in Crime Mirror, Mirror on the Wall What goes up... (Koji Failure II) Catching the Bull (Tester IV) If you build it... (Koji Success III) Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build VII) Let Me Introduce Myself Riding the Bull Home (Tester VI) Python SIG member Chocolate Chip (Cookie II) Taming the Bull (Tester V) Red Hat Summit 2016 Telegraphist (Upstream Release Monitoring I) Associate Editor Helping Hand Packager Sponsor Red Hat Summit 2017 The Bull Transcended (Tester VII) What goes around comes around (Karma II) Fedora 26 Change Accepted Proven Packager Binary Star Is this thing on? (Updates-Testing III) Override, you say? Old Yeller 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 Fedora 27 Change Accepted Senior Editor Crypto Panda Fedora 28 Change Accepted What goes around comes around (Karma III) Top 100 Red Hat Summit 2018 Flock 2018 Attendee Rollercoaster Restaurant Attendee 2018 Fedora 30 Change Accepted Patches (SCM V) What goes around comes around (Karma IV) Fedora 29 Change Accepted Parselmouth I Both Bull and Self Transcended (Tester VIII) Speak Up! Fedora 31 Change Accepted Black and White (Cookie III) Parselmouth II Flock 2019 Attendee Long Life to Pagure (Pagure I) Long Life to Pagure (Pagure III) You’re on a boat! Long Life to Pagure (Pagure IV) I Voted: Fedora 31 Corporate Shill Long Life to Pagure (Pagure V) Readiness Fedora 32 Change Accepted I Voted: Fedora 32 Long Life to Pagure (Pagure VI) All your $arch are belong to us (Koji Success V) Reaching the Source (Tester IX) Like a Rock (Updates-Stable IV) I Voted: Fedora 30 Long Life to Pagure (Pagure II) Master Badger (Badger III) The Blessing of the FPL Fedora & CentOS Social @ Summit 2020 Is this thing on? (Updates-Testing IV) What goes up... (Koji Failure IV) Master Editor Community Messenger I Secretary General Social Panda I converted to btrfs! The Last Argument of Kings Fedora 33 Change Accepted Fedora Legal Badge of Doom Let's do lunch! Fedora 34 Change Accepted Pizzelle (Cookie IV) I Voted: Fedora 33 It's a Cake Thing Lets have a party Fedora 33 nest-attendee-2020 2021 Attendee NYE Party Panda FOSDEM 2021 Attendee Adult Frog Fedora Podcast Interviewee Learning from Sensei Linux App Summit 2021 I Voted: Fedora 34 Lets have a party Fedora 34 Red Hat Summit 2021 United Packages of Fedora Akademy 2021 Community Survey Taker I Mic Check! (Updates-Testing V) Podcast Contributor Fedora 35 Change Accepted GUADEC 2021 Nest Attendee 2021 Badge Junkie (Badger IV) Museum Visitor Lets have a party Fedora 35 Tectonic! (Updates-Stable V) I Voted: Fedora 35 FOSDEM 2022 Attendee Corporate Overlord Return to Society (Tester X) Fedora Mentor Summit 2022 2022 Attendee Fedora 36 Change Accepted Top 25 Lets have a party Fedora 36