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{{http://dl.dropbox.com/u/3216976/Karikatuur%20Chris.png}} ## page was renamed from ChrisDruif
# Title Phill Whiteside
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||<tablestyle="float:right; font-size: 0.9em; width:40%; background:#F1F1ED; margin: 0 0 1em 1em;" style="padding:0.5em;">{{attachment:Avatar_resembling_me.png}}<<TableOfContents(4)>>||
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||<tablestyle="float:right; font-size: 0.9em; width:40%; background:#F1F1ED; margin: 0 0 1em 1em;" style="padding:0.5em;"> '''{{https://launchpad.net/@@/person}} Name:''' || Chris Druif || ||||<rowstyle="background:#592441; color:#F1F1DD"> '''Contact Information''' ||
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||'''{{https://launchpad.net/favicon.ico}} Launchpad Profile:''' || [[https://launchpad.net/~chrisdruif|chrisdruif]] ||
|| '''{{http://www.carillon.org/illu/world.gif}} My Website:''' || [[http://ryu-kurisu.nl/|Ryu-Kurisu.nl]] (needs to be set up, check again later) ||
|| '''{{https://launchpad.net/@@/language}} IRC:''' || ChrisDruif ||
|| '''{{http://www.helloowasso.com/images/icons/clock-frame.png}} Age:''' || Born in June 1987 ||
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'''{{https://launchpad.net/favicon.ico}} Launchpad Profile:''' || [[https://launchpad.net/~chrisdruif|chrisdruif]] ||
|| '''{{https://launchpadlibrarian.net/7171615/ubuntulogo_s.png}} Ubuntu Forums:''' || [[http://ubuntuforums.org/member.php?u=1225624|ChrisDruif]] ||
|| '''{{http://www.senojflags.com/images/national-flag-icons/United-Nations-Flag.png}} Languages:''' || Dutch, English ||
|| '''{{http
://www.carillon.org/illu/world.gif}} My Website:''' || [[http://ryu-kurisu.nl/|Ryu-Kurisu.nl]] ||
|| '''{{https://launchpad.net/@@/language}} IRC:''' || MrChrisDruif on irc.freenode.net ||
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## Add more than listed in table for contact if you like, such as IMs, or other social networks you frequent. If you prefer not to post publicly things like your email, you can list such contact information on launchpad a more private network. == 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 [[https://launchpad.net/~speechcontrolteam| SpeechControl Team]]. More about this at Team Memberships.
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== About Me ==
Describe yourself. What do you do in your spare time, what kind of computer and linux experience do you have? Tell as much as you feel comfortable, we don't need to know exactly where you live, we don't do stalking. Maybe you want to sub divide it into sections if it gets long.
I was also interested in the lightweight [[https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DerivativeTeam/Derivatives|(unofficial) derivative]] of Ubuntu called [[https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Lubuntu|Lubuntu]]. In jan-feb 2011 I joined [[http://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=lubuntu|#lubuntu]] and [[http://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=lubuntu-offtopic|#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 Guide ===
In January I've been asked by [[UndiFineD]] if I could be his first Apprentice. I gracefully accepted his offer. With the Council meeting preceding the UBT meeting of March I was eventually been accepted as an UBT member. However I keep a good relationship with my former Guide.
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{*} List memberships you have or are apprenticing in (i.e. if your a padawan in Beginners Team).
 * Bullets are good for lists.
  * Indent more and they change.
I'm a member in the [[https://launchpad.net/~voice-driven-ui|Voice driven UI]] and the [[https://launchpad.net/~speechcontrolteam|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. Also admin work will be one of the things I want to become better in and hope to do this with this project.
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What are you planning on doing in imediate and longer future? Doesn't have to all have to do with linux, looking at a degree or certification? Looking for membership to a team? 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.
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{*} I'm currently working on IM Solo, a single window multi-protocol instant messenger. I'm working on IM Solo, a single window multi-protocol instant messenger. I got the idea at [[http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2010/12/one-window-empathy-boy-would-it-simplify-my-life/|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 ;-) )
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Note: Often people like to list their major contributions, so people know the good work they've done. When you apply for membership to restricted teams, the senior members usually like knowing what you've done before. In this example, several subsections exist. The more work you do, the longer this section will become.

=== Support ===
 {*} On Ubuntu Forums (link to account) as, I do....

=== Forum Guides: ===
 {*} I've written X guides, and link to them.

=== Wiki ===
I've edited and made contributions to following pages...
 {*} Link to Wiki page, people can see page history you don't need to point out exactly what edits you made.
=== Backup Your System ===
I've done a small edit on [[https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BackupYourSystem|BackupYourSystem]], where I've updated the table to use rowstyle instead of normal style. This made the editing of the table a lot more clean.
=== Lubuntu Testing ===
I've updated the [[https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Lubuntu/Testing|Lubuntu Testing]] from Alpha3 to Beta1. I've also remove much of the linkage to a certain version. Now only the == <insert current testing release> Released == and == Minimal Installation and 64 Bit == section need to be updated when a new testing release is available.
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''If you wish to describe any of my contributions to the Ubuntu Community, please feel free to do so below. Thanks.''
##Thanks go to phillw for the line, it's great. I was lacking inspiration.
== General Testimonials ==
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## If you decide to apply for Ubuntu Membership it is advised that you have some testimonials written by other people. == Ubuntu Beginners Team Membership ==
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##You should leave this section empty. It is for other members to fill, do ask them though. === Thank you all ===
Today I became an Ubuntu Beginners Team member. I would like to thank everyone involved, and especially [[UndiFineD]], [[hajour]], [[phillw]] and of course the [[https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BeginnersTeam/Structure#Council|Council]]. <<BR>> -- [[MrChrisDruif]] 9 Mar. 2011

=== hajour ===
I have worked with Chris Druif for the past 2 months on the [[https://launchpad.net/~speechcontrolteam| SpeechControl Team]]. He has been doing some terrific work on the blueprints and with programming on SpeechControl Team. Also he has supported me very well with translating and explain things. Since I have health issues I needed more help. I have seen him also in [[http://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=ubuntu-beginners|#ubuntu-beginners]] channel and in [[http://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=ubuntu-beginners-team|#ubuntu-beginners-team]] where he helped with great patience and friendly support. I can support the quality of his work, and believe Chris Druif is here to stay. <<BR>> -- [[hajour]] 9 Feb. 2011

=== phillw ===
I also echo [[hajour]] He's also got a great sense of humour and patience, I have no hesitation in recommending this fine young man to UBT. He will be a great asset to UBT and is wanting to help others all the time. <<BR>> -- [[phillw]] 9 Feb. 2011

=== RedSingularity ===
And I echo [[phillw]] which, by programming standards, automatically echos the [[hajour]] module as well. Chris is always on IRC helping out and giving guidance to all those in need of it. He is also very friendly to everyone and just plain old fun to talk with in general. I give him the "Good lad" stamp of approval. Ask him, he will tell you. Kidding aside, I think he would be an excellent asset to the progression of the team! <<BR>> -- [[RedSingularity]] 11 Feb. 2011

=== UndiFineD ===
Chris is my first padawan, He was hanging round the UBT for some time, but never really expressed the desire to become a padawan. Yet he showed great interest, when I asked him to become one. Now, One month later He seems ready in my eyes to become a full member. He is involved in several commonly shared project teams with me, like [[SpeechControl]]. He has the desire to become a capable developer and can manage many things alone, but he is not afraid to ask for help when needed. In time Chris Druif will be a fully capable Ubuntu member, and thus I fully support him in becoming a Ubuntu Beginners Team member. <<BR>> -- [[UndiFineD]] 12 Feb. 2011

=== JackyAlcine ===
Chris, what can I say? You're a really sociable, easy-to-talk-to and willing to work kind of guy. Those kind of people tend to always find a +1 spot with me, and heh :D you got it. Having you around makes things a little less stressful, as you know with SpeechControl, we're working on stuff that can help the common good. Your concern with what you can do to assist others and ensure that you and others can cooperate, learn and grow on each other is *so* the Ubuntu way, and that instantaneously is a thumbs-up. I don't see why you can't be a member of UBT, or Ubuntu, you have what it takes.<<BR>> -- [[jackyalcine|Jacky Alcine]] 15 Feb. 2011

=== NRWlion ===
Chris and I have known each other since my switch from the big W to Lubuntu. I had just installed my system and therefore - due to my lack of Linux knowledge - many problems.
When I was in the #Lubuntu channel, Chris was the first to welcome me and took the time it needed for my many questions.
I can only confirm that Chris is very helpful to "newbies" and takes care of problems of all kinds.
In my opinion, Chris is a big help for the UBT!<<BR>> -- [[nrwlion|NRWlion]] 06 Mar. 2011

== Ubuntu Membership ==

Contact Information

https://launchpadlibrarian.net/16121192/gem-sm.png Location:

The Netherlands

http://www.helloowasso.com/images/icons/clock-frame.png Age:

Born in June 1987

https://launchpad.net/favicon.ico Launchpad Profile:

chrisdruif

https://launchpadlibrarian.net/7171615/ubuntulogo_s.png Ubuntu Forums:

ChrisDruif

http://www.senojflags.com/images/national-flag-icons/United-Nations-Flag.png Languages:

Dutch, English

http://www.carillon.org/illu/world.gif My Website:

Ryu-Kurisu.nl

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

MrChrisDruif on irc.freenode.net

http://mt-hacks.com/mtos-static/plugins/TwitterCommenters/images/twitter_logo.png Twitter:

Ryu_Kurisu

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 Guide

In January I've been asked by UndiFineD if I could be his first Apprentice. I gracefully accepted his offer. With the Council meeting preceding the UBT meeting of March I was eventually been accepted as an UBT member. However I keep a good relationship with my former Guide.

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. Also admin work will be one of the things I want to become better in and hope to do this with this project.

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

Backup Your System

I've done a small edit on BackupYourSystem, where I've updated the table to use rowstyle instead of normal style. This made the editing of the table a lot more clean.

Lubuntu Testing

I've updated the Lubuntu Testing from Alpha3 to Beta1. I've also remove much of the linkage to a certain version. Now only the == <insert current testing release> Released == and == Minimal Installation and 64 Bit == section need to be updated when a new testing release is available.

Testimonials

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

General Testimonials

Ubuntu Beginners Team Membership

Thank you all

Today I became an Ubuntu Beginners Team member. I would like to thank everyone involved, and especially UndiFineD, hajour, phillw and of course the Council.
-- MrChrisDruif 9 Mar. 2011

hajour

I have worked with Chris Druif for the past 2 months on the SpeechControl Team. He has been doing some terrific work on the blueprints and with programming on SpeechControl Team. Also he has supported me very well with translating and explain things. Since I have health issues I needed more help. I have seen him also in #ubuntu-beginners channel and in #ubuntu-beginners-team where he helped with great patience and friendly support. I can support the quality of his work, and believe Chris Druif is here to stay.
-- hajour 9 Feb. 2011

phillw

I also echo hajour He's also got a great sense of humour and patience, I have no hesitation in recommending this fine young man to UBT. He will be a great asset to UBT and is wanting to help others all the time.
-- phillw 9 Feb. 2011

RedSingularity

And I echo phillw which, by programming standards, automatically echos the hajour module as well. Chris is always on IRC helping out and giving guidance to all those in need of it. He is also very friendly to everyone and just plain old fun to talk with in general. I give him the "Good lad" stamp of approval. Ask him, he will tell you. Kidding aside, I think he would be an excellent asset to the progression of the team!
-- RedSingularity 11 Feb. 2011

UndiFineD

Chris is my first padawan, He was hanging round the UBT for some time, but never really expressed the desire to become a padawan. Yet he showed great interest, when I asked him to become one. Now, One month later He seems ready in my eyes to become a full member. He is involved in several commonly shared project teams with me, like SpeechControl. He has the desire to become a capable developer and can manage many things alone, but he is not afraid to ask for help when needed. In time Chris Druif will be a fully capable Ubuntu member, and thus I fully support him in becoming a Ubuntu Beginners Team member.
-- UndiFineD 12 Feb. 2011

JackyAlcine

Chris, what can I say? You're a really sociable, easy-to-talk-to and willing to work kind of guy. Those kind of people tend to always find a +1 spot with me, and heh Big Grin :) you got it. Having you around makes things a little less stressful, as you know with SpeechControl, we're working on stuff that can help the common good. Your concern with what you can do to assist others and ensure that you and others can cooperate, learn and grow on each other is *so* the Ubuntu way, and that instantaneously is a thumbs-up. I don't see why you can't be a member of UBT, or Ubuntu, you have what it takes.
-- Jacky Alcine 15 Feb. 2011

NRWlion

Chris and I have known each other since my switch from the big W to Lubuntu. I had just installed my system and therefore - due to my lack of Linux knowledge - many problems. When I was in the #Lubuntu channel, Chris was the first to welcome me and took the time it needed for my many questions. I can only confirm that Chris is very helpful to "newbies" and takes care of problems of all kinds. In my opinion, Chris is a big help for the UBT!
-- NRWlion 06 Mar. 2011

Ubuntu Membership

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