Alolita Sharma

Alolita Sharma

Wikimedia Foundation

Biography

Alolita Sharma is Director of Engineering at Wikimedia Foundation – the organization that runs Wikipedia. She is a software engineer who has advocated for the use of open source software in governments, industry and academia. She currently leads the engineering initiatives around internationalization, localization and technology research at Wikipedia. She holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in Computer Science and speaks at global conferences on emerging technologies and trends. Alolita is also a board member and the treasurer of the Open Source Initiative (OSI).

Open Source Bridge 2013

Sessions for this user

* Agile from the Open Source Trenches: Making agile work for Wikipedia engineering teams

Wikipedia’s innovative language and mobile engineering projects use agile development to create high-quality features and apps in faster iterations. This talk examines what works and what doesn’t when using agile development for large open source projects. This talk will help developers and engineering managers better implement a successful agile process for their open source projects.
Culture
Alolita Sharma

Open Source Bridge 2012

Sessions for this user

* Internationalization @Wikipedia: Helping Add the Next Billion Web Users

This presentation is about open source internationalization (i18n) tools and technologies that are being developed and rolled out to support 284 languages for Wikipedia communities that enable millions of users to read and edit Wikipedia content with open source IMEs and web fonts.
Chemistry
Alolita Sharma