The 2020 Unicode Bulldog Award recognizes Kristi Lee for her significant contributions to the work of the Unicode Consortium’s CLDR Technical Committee. Upon joining the CLDR committee as Microsoft’s representative, Kristi quickly focused on improving CLDR development and release processes, enabling the CLDR team to work far more efficiently and effectively. This has improved the functionality of the CLDR Survey Tool, and thus better serves the users of CLDR releases. Among many other improvements, she instituted and organized periodic CLDR face-to-face meetings where the team can focus on strategic planning. Through all these efforts, Kristi has brought strong leadership to enable more streamlined development and a better focus on future directions.
In 2020, Kristi was formally made Vice Chair of the CLDR Technical Committee, a role she had effectively filled for some time!