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