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Best Practices For Internationalization at Scale

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Networking 6:30 - 7 PM, and after the talk as time allows.
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IUC41 2-Day Pass for one lucky new Life Member!
Become an IMUG Life Member ($100) at this event, and you can enter your name in a drawing for a two-day conference pass to the upcoming Internationalization and Unicode Conference (, October 16-17 in Santa Clara. You must join in person and enter your name in the hat by the end of Q&A.

About this talk: Leveraging Unicode standards, data, and industry best practices are key to scaling web apps to be fully internationalized and global-ready. Learn how you can harness the power of standards like Unicode CLDR, and open source libraries like ICU and Globalize, to guarantee a consistent and compelling user experience for users across hundreds of countries, languages, and product features.

Alolita Sharma is a board director of the Unicode Consortium which serves a vital role in language standardization and bridging the digital divide. She is also principal technologist enabling open source at Amazon Web Services.

Previously, she headed internationalization at PayPal. She has also headed internationalization, localization and NLP engineering teams at Twitter and Wikipedia. Alolita contributes actively to open source, language technology projects and developer communities as well as i18n standardization. She holds Masters and Bachelors degrees in Computer Science and is an avid language geek who believes language technology is one of the pillars in enabling access for everyone on the Web.

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