Alolita Sharma

Alolita Sharma
Director of Engineering, Wikimedia Foundation

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Alolita Sharma is Director of Engineering at Wikipedia. She is driving the initiative for Wikipedia to extend open source tools and technologies such as WebFonts to support hundreds of languages and Wikipedia content to be available to billions of users across the web. Alolita Sharma is a computer scientist and software engineer who has been working with open source software and has promoted open source adoption for more than a decade. She is on the board of the Open Source Initiative (OSI) and a passionate advocate of open source and the open Web. She holds Bachelors and Masters degrees in Computer Science and speaks internationally on open source trends, technologies and building successful developer communities.


Javascript & HTML5
Location: Portland 251 Level: Intermediate
Alolita Sharma (Wikimedia Foundation)
For the first time in Wikipedia's 11 year history, it rolled out open source WebFonts in January to make open knowledge more accessible to billions of readers in 14 major Indic languages. Learn more about how open source internationalization tools such as WebFonts, Narayam and language support are helping make valuable content on the Web more accessible. Read more.


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