I studied Applied Lignuistics, Language Teaching Methodology, Translation and CALL (Computer Assisted Language Learning) at Moray House College in Edinburgh, Scotland.
My team and I have been involved in Fula translation and localization as well as promoting the language on the Internet (www.pulaagu.com). In 2009, I lead the Fula teams on the 100 locales program and successfully completed the work for locales for Fula_sn, Fula_mr and Fula_gn. I also created most Fualh terminology for ICT especially Firefox terminology. Fulah is not a well resourced language and almost everything had to be created from scratch. But we have implemented a method of creating terminology that respects consistency and coherence.
I started translating Joomla and other OpenSource CMS's. Then I discovered Tuxpaint and started translation with PoEdit. In 2009 I completed the Fula part of the "locales for 100 African languages" project. I was also involved in translation of Pootle's basic terminology and Pootle server into Fulah. Our biggest achievement yet is the localization ofFirefox in Fulah which is released this summer (2012).
I have worked extensively on font creation, keyboard layouts creation and I am planning to build a physical "pan-Senegalese/Mauritanian" keyboard usable to type Fulah, Wolof, Soninke, Sereer. I speak, read and write English, French, Fulah (Pulaar-Fulfulde) Mauritanian Arabic and Wolof. I read and write Spanish, some Italian and Arabic. I like web and graphics design and when I have time, I write news articles for my website in Fulah (www.pulaagu.com), the first website ever in Fulah language and the most visited. I use the Internet daily as administrator of two websites and a community blog and my personal blog, all of these dedicated to Fulah language and culture.
I am also a veteran Flight Simulator enthusiast and have been flying hardcore for many years. Just love aeronautics, flying, planes, airports…
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Wednesday: 12:00 - 17:00 UTC Friday 17:00 - 20:00 UTC Any time by email
|Attended event "Mobile World Congress 2015"||01 Mar 2015|
|Worked on program duties: Reviewed swag, budget, requests||16 Feb 2015|
|Wrote an article||16 Feb 2015|
|Wrote an article||18 Jan 2015|
|Communicated with my mentee/mentor||27 Dec 2014|
|Completed post-event metrics||14 Dec 2014|
|Organized event "6th Workshop on African Language Technology (AfLaT)"||27 Nov 2014|
|Attended event "6th Workshop on African Language Technology (AfLaT)"||27 Nov 2014|
|Completed post-event metrics||20 Nov 2014|
|Attended event "FUEL GILT Conference 2014"||14 Nov 2014|
|Mobile World Congress 2015||02 Mar 2015||Rep attendee|
|6th Workshop on African Language Technology (AfLaT)||27 Nov 2014||Mozilla's presence organizer|
|FUEL GILT Conference 2014||14 Nov 2014||Rep attendee|
|Mozilla Festival 2014||24 Oct 2014||Rep attendee|
|Tech 4 Africa||08 Oct 2014||Rep attendee|
|Firefox OS launch event in France||30 Aug 2014||Rep attendee|
|Knowledge Networks for Development: MSAS CONFERENCES (Malian Society of Applied Sciences)||03 Aug 2014||Mozilla's presence organizer|
|Week-end Webmaker Paris||14 Jun 2014||Rep attendee|
|MozCamp Content Design Session||23 Apr 2014||Rep attendee|
|AFRICAN LANGUAGES LOCALIZATION WORKSHOP - Dakar (Senegal)||03 Mar 2014||Organizer|
Twitter handle @ibrahimasaar
Facebook profile https://www.facebook.com/ibrahima.saar?ref=tn_tnmn...
IRC nickname Ibrahima
IRC channels #sumo #b2g #firefox #l10n
Featured for April 2015
Faisal, is an inspiring mentor from India, he recently organized an annual event MozConnect in central India to bring different sub communities under one roof.
Ibrahima is a long term Mozillian and Fulah localization team lead, he did an exceptional job at reporting the event in social media at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2015.