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The Netherlands Age:

Born in June 1987 Launchpad Profile:

chrisdruif Ubuntu Forums:

ChrisDruif Languages:

Dutch, English My Website: (needs to be set up, check again later) IRC:

MrChrisDruif on (for Ubuntu-channels) Twitter:

Ryu_Kurisu Currently using:

Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat 64-bit desktop

About Me

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.

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.

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)

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.


Ubuntu Beginners Team Membership


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


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 febr. 2011


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 2011-02-12