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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 on irc.freenode.net (for Ubuntu-channels)||
|| '''{{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 ||
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About Me should be written by others, because I find it difficult to tell something about myself. Not because I'm not interesting, but I'm not a good story writer. 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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I think that I'm not the master-coder that would change the entire world with his codes. But I do think I can be a good project manager or find the people who can realize what I've got in mind. 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.
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On a more casual side-note: I play clarinet, bass-clarinet, saxophone and sing Tenor =D. That last one pretty good, because I sing in the quartet of an amateur choir. On a more casual side-note: I play the clarinet, bass-clarinet, saxophone and sing Tenor :D . That last one pretty good, because I sing in the quartet of an amateur choir.
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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.
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I'm a member in the [[https://launchpad.net/~voice-driven-ui|Voice driven UI]] and the [[https://launchpad.net/~speechcontrolteam|Speech Control Team]] because both have got to do with speech recognition. And I think that is the next step in accessibility/usability. 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.
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In both I'm a general interest member, meaning that I'm playing the waiting game. I don't know if my programming skills are good enough to be of help. The main project is Speechcontrol, in which I hope to learn how to package and help maintain the packages.
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At the moment I'm studying to become Bachelor of ICT in the field of Programmer. While I'm doing this, I plan on also getting a few certificates in the Linux and http/php/css. 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 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. 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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I don't know if it counts as a contribution, but I can be found on different IRC channels, helping where I can.
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== Ubuntu Beginners Team Membership ==

=== 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 febr. 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

##== 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 Big Grin :) . That last one pretty good, because I sing in the quartet of an amateur choir.

Programming Skills

I've got programming skills in the following languages:

  • Java (intermediate)
  • Genie (beginner)

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.

Testimonials

Ubuntu Beginners Team Membership

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 febr. 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

MrChrisDruif (last edited 2012-05-14 01:15:52 by chrisdruif)