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Contact Information

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The Netherlands

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Born in June 1987

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Dutch, English

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https://launchpad.net/@@/language IRC:

MrChrisDruif on irc.freenode.net

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https://wiki.ubuntu.com/htdocs/light/img/icon_cof.png Currently using:

Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat 64-bit desktop

About Me

When I started with my community work in nov-dec of 2010 I wouldn't have thought that I would get so involved with projects. I planned on staying a bit in the background, only to help others when I absolutely was sure about an answer. Learning and helping as I went I got involved with the SpeechControl Team. More about this at Team Memberships.

I was also interested in the lightweight (unofficial) derivative of Ubuntu called Lubuntu. In jan-feb 2011 I joined #lubuntu and #lubuntu-offtopic channels to get to know the team and help where possible.

On a more casual side-note: I play the clarinet, bass-clarinet, saxophone and sing Tenor.

Software Engineering

I'm being trained at the moment to become a software designer and as such I've got skills in designing software and managing people for development. On a previous version of my wiki I stated that I wouldn't shock the world with my programming skills, and I still stand by that statement. I'm enjoying psychology in designing software, so I design from the users perspective. That way all the functions implemented in the software are easy to use and located at logical places. (Sometimes I charter my mother to see if I'm heading the right way, as software should be dead simple to use. So simple that my mother should be able to use it.)

My Master

I've recently been asked by UndiFineD if I could be his first padawan. I gracefully accepted his offer.

Team Memberships

I'm a member in the Voice driven UI and the Speechcontrol Team because both have got to do with speech recognition. Speech recognition is one of areas in which Ubuntu is lacking heavily at the moment. The current solutions have a 80% hit rate, but if we really want to improve speech recognition (in general, not only Linux) we need to add Artificial Intelligence.

The main project is Speechcontrol, in which I hope to learn how to package and help maintain the packages.

Future Plans & Projects

At the moment I'm studying to become Bachelor of ICT in the field of Programming. While I'm doing this, I plan on also getting a few certificates in Linux and http/php/css.

Current Project & Goals

I'm working on IM Solo, a single window multi-protocol instant messenger. I got the idea at OMG!Ubuntu! and have been working on it from time to time. It's going to be written in Genie and is probably going to use telepathy as protocol engine.

I'm currently reading up on creating websites from an accessibility point instead of a design point. Should be good to learn it from the get go from this standpoint, so all of my future websites are easily accessible for everyone. (World, come to me Wink ;-) )

Contributions to the Ubuntu Community

None, yet! But I've only just started getting involved in Ubuntu, other than being a user. I don't know if it counts as a contribution, but I can be found on different IRC channels, helping where I can.


If you wish to describe any of my contributions to the Ubuntu Community, please feel free to do so below. Thanks.

General Testimonials

Ubuntu NL Mwanzo Membership

2022-09-08 16:55