Alolita Sharma

Alolita Sharma by Peter Adams.

Alolita Sharma - Portland, Oregon.

Alolita Sharma is a software engineer and open source advocate best known for her work on language technology. While at the Wikimedia Foundation, she expanded access to Wikipedia across hundreds of languages. Currently she sits on the board of the Unicode Consortium (the standards setting organization that defines how software should support all of the world’s written languages) and chairs the Indic language task force of the W3C Internationalization working group which sets the standards for how languages are supported on the World Wide Web. Previously, Sharma co-founded LinuxAsia (India’s first open source business conference) and served on the boards of several advocacy organizations including the Open Source Initiative (OSI) and the Software Freedom Law Center (SFLC) - India.