Apr 21 – 23, 2023
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Linux apps and artificial intellegence with disability in opensource communities

Apr 22, 2023, 2:15 PM
Presentation (40 min) Main Track


As the world is more into diversity and inclusion in the present day world with special emphasis on gender diversity and other forms of diversity such as disability inclusiveness is almost forgot (or more often used like a fad most times than not), as a born disabled person with cerebral palsy to the extent of 75 percent, I would like to present my wonderful journey in the opensource community from the past 16 years using various linux apps and artificial intelligence based techniques such as automatic speech recognition for instance.

From an Ubuntu member to an Ubuntu developer to being on the council and app review board to being in the outreach (now emeritus), in ubuntu and being a contributor to debian too formerly, I want to talk about how opemsource has influenced my daily life which has enabled me to get 4 civilian awards in India to being a private entrepreneur now in Budapest and a book author being a single handed contributor as my left hand side refuses to work :-)

So would love to give an introduction to beginners in the world of open source from a diversity point of view of opensource communities and how various linux apps and automatic speech recognition in linux have made me overcome my disability to lead a normal life.

Twitter and/or Mastodon Handle

r_b_shankar on twitter

Author(s) Bio

Former Ubuntu developer, Ubuntu member, open source enthusiast from 15 years, private entrepreneur and a disability advocate with a president medal from honourable president of India as a role model amongst differently abled.

Level of Difficulty Beginner
Pronouns Mr/Him
Do you require any special accommodations? projector and on stage assistance requited

Primary author

Bhavanishankar Ravindra (Private entreprenur)

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