Spencer Hunley is an autistic professional, open-source assistive technology enthusiast, and proud Linux user since 2008. His fascination with assistive technology began at the UMKC Institute for Human Development, where he led an initiative to utilize Linux-based operating systems on netbooks given to youth with disabilities to decrease cost and maximize accessibility. Currently, Spencer works for the USDA Digital Infrastructure Services Center in Kansas City, Missouri.
He previously spoke at Kansas Linux Fest in 2017, discussing CryptoParties and basic ways of securing and encrypting one’s data. In his spare time, Spencer enjoys yo-yoing, attending Sporting Kansas City soccer games and trying out new/obscure Linux distros. His knowledge of Linux comes largely from independent study.