Melanie Parsons Gao is a Senior Manager at
Sun's office in Beijing. She manages the Asia
Globalization Center, which localizes Sun's
software products into Simplified Chinese,
Traditional Chinese and Korean.
Melanie has a B.A. in German and French from the
University of Alabama and a M.A. in Translation and
Interpretation from the Monterey Institute of
International Studies. She has lived all over the
world in cities like Paris, Beijing, Hamburg, Tokyo,
Washington D.C., Luebeck, San Francisco, and
If you're an ex-boyfriend who has googled her
and landed here, please be advised that she's
actually way prettier than that picture on the
front page of the blog.
She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or