Yana Margolin joined Google in 2009. Since then she’s been in charge of testing bidirectional text support implementation across various Google applications. Her focus includes promoting BidiChecker - an internally developed, open-sourced, automated tool for bidirectional text handling testing, as well as facilitating product development teams to switch from manual testing model to an automated one. Prior to Google, Yana was a QA Team Manager at WebCollage Israel LTD, a content syndication provider, who built the company's testing team from scratch.
Jason Elbaum has been at Google since 2008, where he develops infrastructure for supporting bidirectional languages. Before that he spent nine years at Motorola/Freescale Semiconductor. He has degrees in computer science from Princeton University and economics from the London School of Economics, and worked at Imperial College London as a research assistant in petroleum engineering (really!). Originally from suburban Washington, D.C., he now lives with his wife and two kids in Israel, where he umpires Little League baseball.