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The Netherlands Age:

Born in June 1987 Launchpad Profile:

chrisdruif Ubuntu Forums:

ChrisDruif Languages:

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Ryu_Kurisu 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.

My Guide

In January I've been asked by UndiFineD if I could become 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've joined Lubuntu to do wiki work over there. Lubuntu is a young project which can definitely can use the help with wiki work. Admins are few and their head suddenly disappeared, so I'm stepping in to help them out.


I'm a member in the Speechcontrol Team because their objective is to control the computer via speech, which would be quite awesome. They have gathered a lot of developers already who have worked on parts that are necessary for 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

Because my contribution will only accumulate I've decided to move my contribution section here


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