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SW Application Architectural Design – Localization Perspectives

Localization (L10N) – The process of customizing or translating the separated data and resources needed for a specific language-locale pair.

More background details about the localization process are discussed on the following webpage:

Highland's presentation focuses on the following topics:

  1. General outline of Software Engineering Services (SES) Localization (L10N)
  2. Localization and the SW Development Lifecycle
  3. MS .Net, Win32, WPF and L10N
  4. MS OS Challenges – Lab Environment

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About the Speakers

Highland Mary Mountain

Highland is the Localization (L10N) Engineering manager within Intel's Mobility Group’s Client Components Group (CCG). The Software Engineering Services (SES) L10N Team develop software products requiring L10N range from BIOS to network management applications. This Arizona based team localizes client platform components such as Active Management Technology - AMT vPro, graphics driver UIs, storage configuration UIs and their associated installers across as many as 26 languages.

Previously, Highland was the Digital Health Enabling (DHe)’s Software Engineering Research Lead.  Her work has focused on RFID reader API development, mobile platforms and Real Time Location Systems (RTLS) for Mobile Point of Care usage models.  She proposed a “Reader” class hierarchy encompassing the higher level notion of reader (including Barcode reader and RFID reader) along with lower level RFID tag protocol classes, including an ISO 18000-6C RFID Reader Class API (C1G2) definition.  The RFID Reader API which resulted from this was released in 2007 via Intel’s Open Source Mobile Platform SDK 1.2 release.  The development platform was MS Windows XP, VS2003, VS2005, C# and C++ using SkyeTek HF RFID Reader development modules. She also led a cross organizational team (including SSG application enabling, Digital Health marketing/strategic planning and product engineering) to create the Mobile Clinicians Assistant (MCA) next generation software roadmap.

Earlier in her career at Intel, she was the Senior Software Engineering lead for the device management architecture within NBI’s RFID Operations.  She enjoyed leading the device management feature set development, integrating various software modules into a comprehensive architecture, presenting her work to external customers and implementing customer product suggestions.  

Prior to joining Intel, Highland also worked at Xerox Corporation’s Office Products Division.  This organization designed and implemented Network Controller components embedded in Multifunction Printing Devices.  Her responsibilities included the design and specification of new device features utilizing network protocols such as TCP/IP, SNMP, HTTP and SMTP.  Interfaces to the network, management software, printer engine, user interface and scanner were defined for each feature component. Programming tasks were in a Solaris/Unix environment. Her work resulted in 2 US Patents for device management via distributed systems. She has other patent applications pending.

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Yoonjung Lera

Yoonjung is a Validation Coordinator, sustaining application Project Manager and Korean Linguist at the Intel Corporation.  She brings several years of L10N validation engineering experience along with network administration certification.

Previously, Yoonjung had worked at HP in L10N team to validate Korean system. Her work involved ranging from reviewing Korean manuals for proof reading on HP products to testing the latest chipsets and other gadgets whatever HP was promoting in the market.