Please join me in welcoming Runa Bhattacharjee as the Language Engineering
team’s outreach and QA coordinator. Runa will be responsible for the team’s
language focused technical outreach activities as well as working with
Wikimedia’s language communities to get feedback on internationalization
and localization features being developed or deployed to Wikimedia sites.
Runa started working in the world of open source software as a volunteer
translator for Bengalinux - a community of volunteers working on Indic
language technology during its early years. Runa joins us from Red Hat
where she worked as part of the Localization Services group. At Red Hat she
participated in the development and maturity of Indic language features in
open source enterprise products like Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL). For
the past year she has also helped enhance the latest version of Zanata, an
open source translation platform. She has contributed for many years as a
localizer to several GNOME, Fedora and Mozilla projects.
Runa believes newer platforms and devices used for content delivery and
adoption through local languages make it an exciting time for growth of
open source language tools. She is excited to be part of the Language
Engineering group at Wikimedia Foundation and looking forward to work on
innovations and contributions.
She can be reached on email at runa(a)wikimedia.org or as ‘arrbee’ on our irc
channels including #mediawiki, #wikimedia-dev and #mediawiki-i18n. Her blog
is at arrbee.wordpress.com
Welcome Runa! I am excited to have you on the language engineering team!
Director of Engineering