Meet us for dinner and a presentation, with dinner beginning at 7pm and presentations starting around 7:45 to 8pm.
Chime Hart will present on using Linux while blind:
I want to explain a 25-year journey of using computers while blind.
In reality, a better way of understanding would be just navigating with only keyboard-and-speech for an hour or more.
I will go over the challenges and the many joys along the way - from discovering DOS, being dragged through windows, and finally 15 years as a Linux user.
I look forward to any questions along the way
Chime worked 35 years at GTE/Verizon, originally helping them with inconsistencies in dialing related with translations.
He is an `extreme news-junkie', and enjoys diverse types of music.
Earlier he did some College Radio in New Jersey and Boston. Radio has always been in his blood, especially formatics and many jingles.
SGVLUG is one of the oldest and most active Linux User Groups in the Greater Los Angeles area. In addition to Linux, the group also shares interests in other free and open source software, all forms of technology, and the discussion of issues that arise with the these new tools, such as privacy rights. SGVLUG attracts members from throughout LA County including Pasadena, Glendale, Burbank, and eastward throughout the San Gabriel Valley. Our members include software developers, system administrators, hardware engineers, and software users of all levels of experience. Many work in the technology field as employees, contractors or consultants, and enjoy the learning and networking opportunities available from the group. We also have many members that serve as volunteers of their time and skills at various local events, including the annual Southern California Linux Expo (SCaLE).