Past Chapter Events

WL Eastern Canada chapter kickoff event

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Women in Localization has officially arrived in Canada! WLEC kicked off their first event, sponsored by Shopify, on June 5, 2019. The chapter’s leadership team introduced themselves and their goals for the new Canadian chapter, followed by a Q&A session with the audience. This led to lively discussion around the current state of translation programs in Canada, the need to better prepare graduates for the workforce, and opportunities to provide more education around translation and localization technology. You can reach chapter co-founder Kathrin Bussmann’s full write-up of the event and watch the video below. Thank you to Shopify for sponsoring the event and Rodrigo […]

Personal & Professional Wisdom

How to Build a Successful Localization Internship Program

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As the school year draws to a close, we head into summer internship season. While more and more companies are offering localization internships, for some busy teams, it can be a challenge to invest in training someone who will only be around temporarily. With the right balance, internships can truly be win-win, so we asked for some tips from someone whose company has built a successful internship program over three decades: Stephan Lins, CEO of MediaLocate. MediaLocate’s home base is in beautiful Pacific Grove, California, ten minutes away from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies (MIIS), which is well-known for […]

Past Chapter Events

Marketing localization panel: Four industry experts share their unique perspectives

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At the annual Women in Localization holiday event for the Silicon Valley chapter, we gathered at Box to hear a panel of four industry experts discuss marketing localization from different perspectives. The panel was hosted by Erica Haims, international marketing expert at Haims Consulting and Women in Localization Executive Director of the Marketing Committee, and featured Liesl Leary, Head of Global Content Marketing at SDL and CMO of Women in Localization, Aki Shelton, Creative director at SY Partners, leading some of the most exciting worldwide campaigns, and Claire Tsai, Global Expansion Manager at Cloudflare. You can read more about these […]

Past Chapter Events

Lightning Talks: Hacking to solve i18n issues, right-to-left shenanigans, internships at Facebook, and more

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In August, the Silicon Valley chapter of Women in Localization held an event featuring speakers from Facebook, Survey Monkey, Wikimedia Foundation, Oath, and Welocalize, hosted by Mozilla. Each talk was just a few minutes long, but packed with information. The following speakers and topics were featured at the event: Data driven localization internships Speaker: Shweta Sathe, Facebook Hacking to solve i18n issues Speakers: Esther Perez and Nirav Trivedi, SurveyMonkey Right-to-Left Shenanigans: Where BiDi fails us Speaker: Moriel Schottlender, Wikimedia Foundation Localization platform at Oath Speaker: Yuriko Yamasaki, Oath (formerly known as Yahoo!) Measuring ROI: Getting the most from your localization […]