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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


Involvement Riddle Me This Don't Call it a Comeback Associate Badger (Badger 1.5) Paranoid Panda Egg Tadpole with Legs Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build I) Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build V) The cat came back... Partners in Crime Mirror, Mirror on the Wall What goes around comes around (Karma I) What goes up... (Koji Failure II) Like a Rock (Updates-Stable II) Senior Badger (Badger II) If you build it... (Koji Success III) Telegraphist (Upstream Release Monitoring I) Associate Editor Python SIG member Red Hat Summit 2017 You can call me "Patches" (SCM IV) What goes up... (Koji Failure III) If you build it... (Koji Success IV) White Hat Senior Editor What goes around comes around (Karma III) Red Hat Summit 2018 Attendee 2018 Parselmouth II You’re on a boat! I Voted: Fedora 31 Long Life to Pagure (Pagure VI) Reaching the Source (Tester IX) I Voted: Fedora 32 Social Panda Secretary General I converted to btrfs! Pizzelle (Cookie IV) nest-attendee-2020 It's a Cake Thing Lets have a party Fedora 33 Red Hat Summit 2021 Community Survey Taker I United Packages of Fedora Podcast Contributor Fedora 35 Change Accepted Mic Check! (Updates-Testing V) Nest Attendee 2021 I Voted: Fedora 35 Fedora 36 Change Accepted FOSDEM 2022 Attendee Corporate Overlord Fedora Mentor Summit 2022 Lets have a party Fedora 36 Fedora Week of Diversity 2022 Fedora 38 Change Accepted Fedora at RH Summit, 2015 In Search of the Bull (Tester I) You can call me "Patches" (SCM I) What goes up... (Koji Failure I) Corporate Drone If you build it... (Koji Success II) Mugshot Like a Rock (Updates-Stable I) Discovery of the Footprints (Tester II) It still works! BrickHack 2016 Attendee Is this thing on? (Updates-Testing II) You can call me "Patches" (SCM III) Let Me Introduce Myself Riding the Bull Home (Tester VI) Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build VII) Helping Hand Packager Sponsor The Bull Transcended (Tester VII) Proven Packager Binary Star Fedora 27 Change Accepted Crypto Panda Fedora 28 Change Accepted Rollercoaster Restaurant Fedora 29 Change Accepted Top 100 Parselmouth I Patches (SCM V) What goes around comes around (Karma IV) Both Bull and Self Transcended (Tester VIII) Fedora 30 Change Accepted Fedora 31 Change Accepted Flock 2019 Attendee Corporate Shill Long Life to Pagure (Pagure IV) Long Life to Pagure (Pagure V) I Voted: Fedora 30 The Blessing of the FPL Is this thing on? (Updates-Testing IV) Like a Rock (Updates-Stable IV) Community Messenger I Fedora Legal Badge of Doom Fedora 34 Change Accepted I Voted: Fedora 33 FOSDEM 2021 Attendee I Voted: Fedora 34 Lets have a party Fedora 34 Learning from Sensei GUADEC 2021 Badge Junkie (Badger IV) Museum Visitor Return to Society (Tester X) Community Survey Taker 2022 SCaLE 19x Attendee Nest with Fedora 2022 Attendee Lets have a party Fedora 37 Let's have a party (Fedora 38) You can call me "Patches" (SCM II) Embryo Froglet Tadpole Junior Badger (Badger 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) White Rabbit Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build IV) Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build II) Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build III) Perceiving the Bull (Tester III) Building the Outer Ring (Copr Build VI) Top 500 Macaron (Cookie I) Nuancier F24 Catching the Bull (Tester IV) Junior Editor Taming the Bull (Tester V) Red Hat Summit 2016 Chocolate Chip (Cookie II) Fedora 26 Change Accepted What goes around comes around (Karma II) Old Yeller Override, you say? Is this thing on? (Updates-Testing III) Like a Rock (Updates-Stable III) Flock 2018 Attendee Speak Up! Black and White (Cookie III) Long Life to Pagure (Pagure III) Long Life to Pagure (Pagure I) Readiness Fedora 32 Change Accepted Long Life to Pagure (Pagure II) Master Badger (Badger III) All your $arch are belong to us (Koji Success V) Fedora & CentOS Social @ Summit 2020 What goes up... (Koji Failure IV) The Last Argument of Kings Master Editor Fedora 33 Change Accepted Let's do lunch! NYE Party Panda 2021 Attendee Adult Frog Fedora Podcast Interviewee Linux App Summit 2021 Akademy 2021 Lets have a party Fedora 35 Tectonic! (Updates-Stable V) 2022 Attendee Top 25 I Voted: Fedora 36 FOSDEM 2023 Attendee CentOS Connect 2024 Attendee Red Hat Summit 2024 Let's have a party (Fedora 40) Rainbow (Cookie V) Fedora 37 Change Accepted I voted: Fedora 37 CentOS Connect 2023 Attendee I voted: Fedora 38 Community Survey Taker 2023 Ghost Tour KDE SIG I voted: Fedora 39 LXQt SIG Member Hindenburg (Koji Failure V) I voted: Fedora 40 Chief Editor Fedora 40 Change Accepted Fedora 39 Change Accepted Flock 2023 Attendee Let's have an anniversary party (Fedora 39) FOSDEM 2024 Attendee SCaLE 21x Attendee 2024 Attendee