So how do you reach every person on the planet: Internationalization at Twitter

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Accepted Session
Short Form
Intermediate
Scheduled: Thursday, June 25, 2015 from 11:00 – 11:45am in B204

Excerpt

Twitter is the world’s most popular platform which enables users to create and share ideas and information instantly, without barriers. In order to fulfill this mission, it has to provide language support for every person seamlessly. This talk will walk through Twitter’s open source language libraries, internationalization and localization standards and technologies.

Description

Twitter is the world’s most popular platform which enables users to create and share ideas and information instantly, without barriers. In order to fulfill this mission, it has to provide language support for every person seamlessly. This means internationalizing the platform to provide a native language experience and localizing the user interface for every language any user reads or tweets in.

This talk will walk through Twitter’s open source language libraries, internationalization and localization standards and technologies. The talk will also touch upon challenges and opportunities of building and integrating state-of-the-art language technologies to meet the ever growing demand of users to share more multilingual, multimedia content on Twitter.

Tags

Web Development, mobile, Multilingual Web, Language engineering, internationalization, localization

Speaking experience

http://alolitasharma.com/my-talks-and-presentations/
http://opensourcebridge.org/users/1108
http://www.unicodeconference.org/e/IUC37-2WEEK-10-09-13.htm
http://www.oscon.com/oscon2012/public/schedule/speaker/132433

Speaker

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    Alolita Sharma

    Unicode Consortium

    Biography

    Alolita is a board director of the Unicode Consortium which serves a vital role in language standardization and bridging the digital divide. Alolita is also senior manager for internationalization engineering at PayPal. She leads development of i18n tools and infrastructure for globalizing PayPal’s products and content. Previously, she led the i18n/L10n engineering team at Twitter and Wikipedia’s language engineering team supporting more than 300 languages. Alolita contributes actively on open source, language technology projects, multilingual content communities as well as i18n standardization. She holds Masters and Bachelors degrees in Computer Science and practices diversity with action as a mentor for women in computer science and engineering.

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