Africa Corps

We don’t hear enough about African localization and technology. I’ve said this before, I know. So, here are a collection of links to investigate further and get you thinking.

So many possibilities to explore: the role of mobile technology, development, micro-entrepreneurs, innovation, community translation, machine translation, new markets, and more. We know there are problems on that continent, but we need to think about more than poverty and consider how Africans are helping themselves. In some ways, they’re ahead of the rest of us in thinking about the possibilities offered by technology. They have to be.

Really love the last one. I’d also love to see Africa as a section in a future localization conference. Seems pretty hollow all this talk of information poverty there without hearing it from the people themselves, or indeed holding the event on the continent itself – with easy access for all.

Ultan Ó Broin
Ultan Ó Broin (@localization), is an independent UX consultant. With three decades of UX and L10n experience and outreach, he specializes in helping people ensure their global digital transformation makes sense culturally and also reflects how users behave locally. Any views expressed are his own. Especially the ones you agree with.


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