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Thursday, October 11 • 9:00am - 9:30am
Building Websites for the Invisible Majority - Keerthana Krishnan, Baker Hughes

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The Internet is still a luxury in certain parts of the developing world.Barely half the world is connected online but this is a trend that is rapidly changing. It is estimated that from South Asia alone, nearly a billion users are set to be added to this ecosystem by 2020, bringing with it a ton of new challenges including:
* How can we build websites for someone who is illiterate?
* How can we improve our current internationalization models until they fit seamlessly into our website experience?
* How are our current designs and methods failing in creating a welcoming experience for brand new users, especially those who have never used the Web before in any form?
The talk will provide specific case studies and user stories to illustrate these points so we can begin to examine the Internet as being a truly global medium that has no borders


Keerthana Krishnan

Software Engineer, Baker Hughes
Keerthana Krishnan is a software engineer at Baker Hughes, a GE company. Keerthana is an international speaker at events like Open Source Summit Europe 2017 in Prague, DebConf16 in Cape Town and FOSSASIA 2017 in Singapore. She participated in Google Summer of Code 2016 as an intern... Read More →

Thursday October 11, 2018 9:00am - 9:30am PDT
West Ballroom A
  Community and Developers
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