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