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Take that #TWBPledge for @TranslatorsWB Just Like @RenatoBeninatto

Here’s an opportunity for you to support a great cause through some healthy best practices. Why not follow Moravia‘s Renato Beninatto‘s (@renatobeninatto) example and pledge financial support to Translators Without Borders (@TranslatorsWB) using your next fitness workout? Here’s Renato in his new cycling gear, sponsored by Global textware, to tell you more about the Donate a Workout campaign. Track...

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Localization World Dublin 2014

Proud to say that Localization World came to my home city, Dublin, in June 2014. And boy, what an event. I am told that there were 650 attendees. That makes it the biggest Localization World event yet. Dublin’s a great place to visit, as well as to stage events in, so let’s see more industry...

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Silicon Valley and Localization: The Movie

Well…. almost. It’s a great video of a recent International Multilingual User Group (IMUG) meetup in Silicon Valley on the topic of Localization at Startups. Localization at Startups :: IMUG 2014.04.17 A hot and popular topic, and one I’d love to see covered in other locales, too. Seems the Valley can’t get enough of this...

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#PinkTheValley: Localization Unconference Silicon Valley 2014

Keen followers of mine on Twitter (@localization) will know that I have been tweeting about the start of the Giro d’Italia in Ireland in May 2014. I’ve been using hashtag #pinkthecity. Well, now it’s time to #pinkthevalley… Yes, the Localization Unconference 2014 in Silicon Valley will also be in May. Friday, 9-MAY-2014 to be exact. An...

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Localization Unconference – Canadian Edition

Oleksandr Pysaryuk (@alexpysaryuk) shares the insights on the organization, takeaways, and people from the Localization Unconference in Toronto. And what might be next… On a chilly Ontario morning of January 23, Achievers office in Liberty Village in Toronto welcomed 43 localization enthusiasts to the first ever Localization Unconference in Canada. The rules were no prepared...

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Augmented Reality Translation and Wearables: Sit Up and Take Notice

About three years ago on Blogos, I wrote about the Visual Quest Word Lens app. I wrote that “there was a lot more than meets the eye” to the app. I also speculated what could happen if the app offered connectivity and was integrated with other platforms. Recently, I became a Google Glass Explorer and...

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Contextualizing Localization in the Time of Austerity 2013

I spoke at Localization World in London last week on the subject of Context of Use in User Experience and Use of Context in Localization. There are great synergies between the two  areas and given UX trends it’s clear that context is what makes for a great user experience and for a great translation too....

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Localization Unconference Silicon Valley 2013: Video is the New Document for L10n

Attended the Localization Unconference last week at the Salesforce offices in San Mateo, California. What a blast! About 120 attendees in all, a wide range of topics, and much style and flair in evidence made it a great day. I’ve been absent from the Silicon Valley event for a while, and it was a thrill...

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Arabic Web Days

A great initiative is being launched by Google to increase the volume of Arabic web content on the web. Google tell us that to “help build a vibrant Arabic web, we’ve created Arabic Web Days, an initiative in the Middle East and North Africa focused on boosting the amount of Arabic content online.” Check it...

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Localization Unconference Happening at Localization World Seattle 2012

More than a passing acquaintance with the provence of the Localization Unconference, so I’ll give it a shameless plug. Go to it: Localization Unconference on 19-Oct-2012 at Localization World in Seattle Even if only just to see the shirt.  

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