Learn to Type at 250 WPM Using Open Source Tools

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Accepted Session
Short Form
Beginner
Scheduled: Tuesday, June 20, 2017 from 1:30 – 2:15pm in B302/303

Excerpt

The Open Steno Project is dedicated to the creation of open source software, hardware, and educational materials to bring machine stenography to the masses! Want to be a speed demon typist like the court reporters you see in movies? Now you can!

Description

The Open Steno Project is dedicated to the creation of open source software, hardware, and educational materials to bring machine stenography to the masses! Want to be a speed demon typist like the court reporters you see in movies? Now you can!

This talk will cover the origins of the Open Steno Project, its current state, and where it’s going. We’ll go into detail about what software, hardware, and learning materials you can use to transition from the decaying technology of the QWERTY keyboard to a brave new stenographic world, all using open source tools.

Tags

stenography

Speaking experience

I have extensive public speaking experience, including at Open Source Bridge, LinuxFest Northwest, Open Hardware Summit, SxSW, various Meet Up groups, and more.

Speaker

  • Josh Lifton

    Crowd Supply

    Biography

    Josh is Crowd Supply’s CEO. He received his doctorate from the MIT Media Lab and holds a BA in physics and mathematics from Swarthmore College, which is to say he’s devoted a significant amount of his time learning how to make things that blink. As head of Crowd Supply’s project efforts, he is helping others do the same. Prior to Crowd Supply, Josh worked in a variety of technology settings, from instrumenting thousands of audience members with custom wearable computers for a Cirque du Soleil performance to, most recently, serving as head of engineering at Puppet Labs.

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