Hello, my name is __________.

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Scheduled: Tuesday, June 23, 2015 from 2:30 – 3:15pm in B202/203


Our personal identity is core to how we perceive ourselves and wish to be seen. All too often, however, applications, databases, and user interfaces are not designed to fully support the diversity of personal and social identities expressed throughout the world.


This talk will demonstrate ways to build applications that respect users’ identities instead of limiting them.

Topics will include:

  • Input, validation, storage, and display of personal names
  • Unicode usernames and solutions to security concerns
  • Internationalization and localization considerations

The intended audience includes programmers, UX designers, and QA testers. Together we can build inclusive software that supports diverse identities.


identity, unicode, security, i18n, L10n, UX, qa

Speaking experience

I’m a regular speaker at the Internationalization & Unicode Conference, YAPC::NA, and Open Source Bridge, as well as local meetups and workshops. This is a new talk for 2015.