Please join me in welcoming Kartik Mistry as Software Engineer on the
Language Engineering team. Kartik started contributing part-time to the
team earlier this May. He will now be focusing full-time on improving our
internationalization libraries in jQuery specializing in input tools as
well as fonts. Kartik brings in-depth expertise on Indic font development
as well as Gujarati language content translation tools to the team.
Kartik is well known in India’s open source community for his many
contributions to Debian. He has been a Debian developer and package
maintainer since August 2008 and has contributed deeply to
internationalization and localization of various packages and Debian
installer for Gujarati. Kartik actively maintains about 45 packages for
Debian including aspell-gu, fortune-debian-hints, nginx as well as Aakar,
Rekha and Kalapi fonts for Gujarati. He is a Wikipedian actively
contributing in Gujarati and English as well as on Commons. He also
contributes as a MediaWiki localizer through translatewiki.net
Kartik's journey with open source started in 2004 and believes his ultimate
goal is to keep contributing various open source projects which are useful
to people across the world. When not at work, at Debian or at FOSS world,
he loves to run in marathons or spend time with his 6 year old son.
Kartik can be reached on email at kmistry at wikimedia.org
or as ‘kart_’ on
our irc channels including #mediawiki, #wikimedia-dev and #mediawiki-i18n.
Kartik blogs at http://kartikm.wordpress.com
in Gujarati and
Welcome again Kartik! I am excited to have you contribute full time to the
language engineering team!
Director of Engineering
Language Engineering (i18n/L10n)