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# 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)>>||

||||<rowstyle="background:#592441; color:#F1F1DD"> '''Contact Information''' ||
|| '''{{https://launchpadlibrarian.net/16121192/gem-sm.png}} Location:''' || [[http://maps.google.nl| The Netherlands]] ||
|| '''{{http://www.helloowasso.com/images/icons/clock-frame.png}} Age:''' || Born in June 1987 ||
|| '''{{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 ||
|| '''{{http://mt-hacks.com/mtos-static/plugins/TwitterCommenters/images/twitter_logo.png}} Twitter:''' || [[http://twitter.com/#!/Ryu_Kurisu|Ryu_Kurisu]] ||
|| '''{{https://wiki.ubuntu.com/htdocs/light/img/icon_cof.png}} Currently using:''' || [[http://www.ubuntu.com/desktop|Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat 64-bit desktop]] ||
||{{attachment:me.jpg}}||<tablestyle="float:right; width:30%; background:#F1F1ED; margin: 0 0 1em 1em;" style="padding:0.5em;"><<TableOfContents>>||
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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 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. When I joined the community in nov-dec of 2010 I wouldn't have thought that I would get so involved with so many 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 [[BeginnersTeam]].
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On a more casual side-note: I play the clarinet, bass-clarinet, saxophone and sing Tenor. I was also interested in the lightweight (now) [[https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DerivativeTeam/Derivatives#Recognised_Flavors | recognized flavour]] of Ubuntu called [[https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Lubuntu | Lubuntu]]. In jan-feb 2011 I joined [[http://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=#lubuntu,#lubuntu-offtopic | #lubuntu and #lubuntu-offtopic]] channels to get to know the team and help where possible.
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=== 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.)
Now after two years I'm starting to feel really confident about my abilities as wiki-admin and start to pursuit a new direction. If you know a good place to get started on Artwork and Design for Ubuntu/Linux: feel free to contact me.
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=== 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.
The 19th of April 2012 will always be a special day for me. Not only because I became accepted as [[https://launchpad.net/~ubuntu-doc-wiki-admins/+members#active | Wiki Admin]] but I also became an [[https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-news-team/2012-April/001545.html | Ubuntu Member]]. A day to remember, for sure.
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== Team Memberships ==
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.
== Contact Information ==
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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. ||<tablestyle="text-align: center; width: 95%"> [[https://launchpad.net/~chrisdruif | {{https://launchpad.net/@@/launchpad-logo | Launchpad.net}}]] || [[http://gplus.to/druif | {{http://api.ning.com/files/RvOIZcCYp-5XC4u6Ll057ArFvS1iZBlTHFOyg-x2B1A-PPToyFvfJS9c840CHXP*wUqJxGC3eNm2v-AQqAgS4LUzilrEB6iu/Google_plus_logo.jpg?crop=1%3A1&width=64 | Google+}}]] || [[https://twitter.com/account/redirect_by_id?id=82079070 | {{http://www.dutchmovingbillboards.nl/images/icons/twitter.png | Twitter }}]] || [[http://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=##gubuntu,#lubuntu-offtopic,#ubuntu+1,#ubuntu-beginners-team,#ubuntu-bots-team,#ubuntu-community-team,#ubuntu-design,#ubuntu-desktop,#ubuntu-doc,#ubuntu-meeting,#ubuntu-news,#Ubuntu-nl-mwanzo,#ubuntu-nl-offtopic,#ubuntu-offtopic,#ubuntu-ops,#ubuntu-phone,#ubuntu-power-users,#ubuntu-tablet,#ubuntu-testing,#ubuntu-tv,#ubuntu-uds,#ubuntu-wiki | {{http://files.zanmgt.com/projects/liquidcubed/moddb/lc-title-irc.png | IRC channels}}]] || [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/June_29 | {{http://www.classicfm.co.za/siteworkspace/images-1/calendar/june/29june-jpg/image_tile | 1987}}]] || [[http://g.co/maps/jvqce | {{http://www.janivanda.nl/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/google_maps1.png | Zoetermeer}}]] ||
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== 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.
##{{http://www.largedocument.com/images/ICON_Gmail.png | <<MailTo(chrisdruif AT NO SPAM ubuntu DOT com, "Chris Druif")>>}} ||
##|| '''{{https://launchpadlibrarian.net/7171615/ubuntulogo_s.png}} Ubuntu Forums:''' || [[http://ubuntuforums.org/member.php?u=1225624 | ChrisDruif]] ||
##|| '''{{http://www.carillon.org/illu/world.gif}} My Website:''' || [[http://ryu-kurisu.nl/ | Ryu-Kurisu.nl]] ||
##|| '''{{https://wiki.ubuntu.com/htdocs/light/img/icon_cof.png}} Currently using:''' || [[http://www.ubuntu.com/start-download?distro=desktop&bits=64&release=latest |Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot 64-bit desktop]] ||
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=== Current Project & Goals ===
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.
== Contributions ==
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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 ;-) ) I've started contributing to Ubuntu since I joined the Beginners Team but it became more serious after I joined the Lubuntu team. As time progressed I became more knowledgeable about Ubuntu, Lubuntu and using the moinmoin wiki with all it's features. As such I've become the Team Leader for the Wiki section of Lubuntu. Because my contributions are already quite reasonable and will only become more did me decide to move it to it's own sub-page, which can be found [[/Contributions | here]].
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== Contributions to the Ubuntu Community ==
=== 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'll keep an eye on this one and make it less work when the next version(s) are released.
== Future Goals ==
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= Testimonials =
''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 ==
I'm on my way to mastering the moinmoin wiki and as my next "challenge" I've decided to pursuit something I loved to do as a kid: Design/Drawing! For starters I've decided to first input my thoughts on the [[https://launchpad.net/~ubuntu-design | Ubuntu Design team]], as well the [[https://launchpad.net/~ubuntu-tv | TV team]] and the [[https://launchpad.net/~ubuntu-phone | Phone team]]. I've also joined the [[https://launchpad.net/~lubuntu-art | Lubuntu Artwork]] group.
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== Ubuntu Beginners Team Membership == == Testimonials ==
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=== 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 ==
Because a lot of people were putting up testimonials ('''thanks everyone!''') I've moved them to it's own sub-page, which can be found [[/Testimonials | here]]

About Me

When I joined the community in nov-dec of 2010 I wouldn't have thought that I would get so involved with so many 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 BeginnersTeam.

I was also interested in the lightweight (now) recognized flavour 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.

Now after two years I'm starting to feel really confident about my abilities as wiki-admin and start to pursuit a new direction. If you know a good place to get started on Artwork and Design for Ubuntu/Linux: feel free to contact me.

The 19th of April 2012 will always be a special day for me. Not only because I became accepted as Wiki Admin but I also became an Ubuntu Member. A day to remember, for sure.

Contact Information

Launchpad.net

Google+

Twitter

IRC channels

1987

Zoetermeer

Contributions

I've started contributing to Ubuntu since I joined the Beginners Team but it became more serious after I joined the Lubuntu team. As time progressed I became more knowledgeable about Ubuntu, Lubuntu and using the moinmoin wiki with all it's features. As such I've become the Team Leader for the Wiki section of Lubuntu. Because my contributions are already quite reasonable and will only become more did me decide to move it to it's own sub-page, which can be found here.

Future Goals

I'm on my way to mastering the moinmoin wiki and as my next "challenge" I've decided to pursuit something I loved to do as a kid: Design/Drawing! For starters I've decided to first input my thoughts on the Ubuntu Design team, as well the TV team and the Phone team. I've also joined the Lubuntu Artwork group.

Testimonials

Because a lot of people were putting up testimonials (thanks everyone!) I've moved them to it's own sub-page, which can be found here

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