July 20–24, 2015
Portland, OR
Nova Patch

Nova Patch
Principal Engineer, Shutterstock

Website | @novapatch

Nova Patch is a software engineer on the International Search team at Shutterstock, specializing in internationalization, localization, and multilingual information retrieval; and focusing on developing a search and discovery experience that supports the world’s languages, writing systems, and cultures. They are an open source developer, contributor to the Unicode CLDR, and member of the Unicode Consortium.


4:10pm–4:50pm Wednesday, 07/22/2015
Nova Patch (Shutterstock)
Unicode is much more than just characters. The Unicode Consortium defines open standards for collating, parsing, and formatting data in much of the world’s languages. The Common Locale Data Repository (CLDR) is the largest standard repository of locale data along with specifications for its use, and is a powerful resource for software localization. Read more.
11:30am–12:10pm Thursday, 07/23/2015
Protect E145
Nova Patch (Shutterstock)
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 worldwide diversity of our most basic personal information like names and genders. This session will demonstrate ways to build applications that respect users’ identities instead of limiting them. Read more.