What’s up in the Node.js community: Steven Loomis talks internationalization

About this video

In this video, Michael Dawson and Steven Loomis talk about the work Steven is doing to support internalization and translation in Node.js. Steven talks about his work creating tools, processes, standards, and technologies that make translation work easier and more efficient. He touches on his work with the Globalization Pipeline service project and his own experience working in technology that was his second language.

Specific to Node.js, he talks about:

  • Getting international APIs turned on by default in Node.js
  • ECMA 402 working group to get representatives from all browsers collaborating to make APIs easier for developers and end users
  • Translation work in the community
  • How you can get involved in the translation work

Michael Dawson is the IBM Node.js community lead, chair of the Node.js Technical Steering Committee and member of the Node.js Community Committee. Steven R. Loomis is a Sr. Software Engineer with IBM’s Global Technology Team. He is a Node.js collaborator, and IBM’s primary representative to Unicode where he is active in the Unicode-TC, the open source International Components for Unicode (ICU-TC), and is a cofounder of the Unicode Common Locale Data Repository (CLDR-TC) project. His hobbies include Maltese language advocacy.