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Zbigniew Braniecki Zbigniew Braniecki
ICU4X SC Vice-Chair

Zibi Braniecki is a Sr. Staff Platform Engineer at Mozilla working on Firefox Platform architecture. In this role Zibi is a peer of the internationalization module at Mozilla, a co-author of the Fluent Localization System and represents Mozilla at TC39 committee focusing on ECMA402.

Shane Carr Shane Carr
ICU4X SC Chair

Shane Carr is a Senior Software Engineer on Google's i18n Engineering team. He is chair of the ECMA 402 subcommittee for JavaScript i18n standards and is a core contributor to the International Components for Unicode (ICU) project. His work on ICU has focused on locale data, number formatting, and performance optimization.

Shane has previously presented on Zawgyi and on ICU number formatting at the 41st and 42nd Internationalization & Unicode Conference (IUC). He has also presented at the 33rd International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML) and the 2015 Annual Meeting of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). He holds an MS and BS in Computer Science and BS in Chemical Engineering summa cum laude from Washington University in St. Louis.

Romulo Cintra Romulo Cintra
Message Formatting SC Chair


Nebojša Ćirić Nebojša Ćirić
ICU4X SC Vice-Chair

Nebojša Ćirić is a TL/M of internationalization team at Google and vice-chair of the ICU4X Subcommittee. He is one of the founders and ex-chair of JavaScript i18n standard - Ecma402, which is a main driver of i18n on the Web. His personal i18n goal is to make Slavic languages better supported in standards and libraries. He holds B.S. degree from School of Electrical Engineering, Belgrade, Serbia and M.S. degree in Computer Science from University of Florida.

Craig Cummings Craig Cummings
UTC Vice-Chair

Craig Cummings has been working in the field of software globalization for over 25 years. Before his recent role at VMware, Craig worked with Informatica on big data internationalization and also worked at Zynga making games in a variety of languages including Arabic. Before that, at Yahoo! Inc., he helped drive corporate technical strategy for internationalization with a particular focus on Middle Eastern markets. Prior to that, Craig was with Oracle's Tools and Applications globalization teams where he worked closely with Sun's internationalization team to shape some of the pluggable locale, resource bundle, font, and supplementary character support in Java.

Jennifer Daniel Jennifer Daniel
Emoji Subcommittee Chair

Jennifer Daniel is the Unicode Emoji Subcommittee chair. Her first contribution to Unicode was standardizing gender inclusive representations in emoji. As a designer, author and former graphics editor at the New York Times, she now explores communication and messaging through verbal, written, auditory and visual expression at a small ad company called Google. Jennifer is a co-author and illustrator of a number of graphics books including How to Be Human, Space!, and the Origins of Almost Everything. Her work has been recognized by the Walker Art Museum, Society of Illustrators and published in the New Yorker, The Washington Post, and Time Magazine to name a few. She has had the honor to serve as a judge for the Society of News Design, Online News Association, Society of Illustrators, American Illustration, Data is Beautiful and the Art Director's Club. She lives in Berkeley California but also in cyberspace.

Ned Holbrook Ned Holbrook
Emoji Subcommittee Vice-Chair

Ned Holbrook is a typographic engineer at Apple, specializing in text layout and fonts. He was one of the participants in the industrywide effort to standardize variable font technology in OpenType. He previously worked on wireless networking, virtualization, digital audio, embedded graphics, and remote filesystems.

Jennifer 8. Lee Jennifer 8. Lee
Emoji Subcommittee Vice-Chair

Jennifer 8. Lee is the founder of Emojination, a grassroots group whose motto is "Emoji by The People, For the People" which played a role in passing the hijab and dumpling emojis. She is also the founder of Emojicon, a conference celebrating all things emoji.She is the co-founder and CEO of Plympton, a San Francisco-based literary studio that innovates in digital publishing. A former New York Times reporter, Jenny is a producer of “The Search for General Tso,” and and the author of the New York Times-bestselling book, The Fortune Cookie Chronicles. Jenny also serves on the boards for the Nieman Foundation, the Center for Public Integrity, the Digital Public Library of America, the Asian American Writers’ Workshop, Hacks/Hackers, as well as committees for the New York Public Library Young Lions committee, the Robert F. Kennedy journalism awards, and SXSW programming. Jenny has served as the lead judge for the Knight News Challenge, and on the launch team for Upworthy. Jenny graduated with a degree in Applied Math and Economics from Harvard, where she was vice president of The Harvard Crimson.

Kristi Lee Kristi Lee
CLDR-TC Vice-Chair

Kristi Lee is CLDR technical committee vice-chair and she represents Microsoft in the CLDR technical committee. She joined Microsoft in 1997 and worked in number of different divisions and product development groups. Her focus has been delivering solutions to international customers in localization and internationalization. She holds a mathematics degree from University of Washington. Currently, she is in the Corporate division in Microsoft and works with engineering groups across Microsoft including Windows, .NET, Office, and others on topics relating to CLDR and i18n.

Yoshito Umaoka Yoshito Umaoka
ICU-TC Vice-Chair

Yoshito Umaoka is a software globalization engineer at IBM. He has worked on globalization issues in various software products including Lotus Notes/Domino and WebSphere Portal Server. He currently works for ICU project as the project lead of ICU4J.