Kevin Lenzo

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Kevin Lenzo (born 1967) is an American computer scientist.[1] He wrote the initial infobot, founded The Perl Foundation (and was its chairman until 2007[2]) and the Yet Another Perl Conferences (YAPC).,[3] released CMU Sphinx into Open source, founded Cepstral LLC, and has been a major contributor to the Festival Speech Synthesis System, FestVox, and Flite. His voice is the basis for a number of synthetic voices, including FreeTTS, Flite, and the cmu_us_kal_diphone Festival voice. He has also contributed Perl modules to CPAN. Kevin was also a founding member of the 1980s funk band "Leftover Funk" and the "Petty Punkasses" in 1998.

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  1. ^ IT Conversations: Kevin Lenzo - Text to Speech: Make It Talk, recorded 2006-01-25
  2. ^ Perl Foundation: Perl Foundation Board of Directors election, new people, new positions, accessed 2010-07-10
  3. ^ "The Timeline of Perl and its Culture".