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Through Technological Means conference

Dwayne Bailey was a guest speaker at Trwy Ddulliau Technoleg (Through Technological Means) conference organised by the Language Technologies Unit of Bangor University. And was excited to participate in the annual Hacio’r Iaith (hacking the language) event at the University, including a hacathon utilizing the resources of the Language Technology Units resource portal.

Social Localisation For the Rest of Us

Friedel Wolff, of Translate, presented at the 17th Annual LRC Conference in Limerick, Ireland on 20 September 2012. A number of high profile cases have been mentioned of social networks localising at impressive speed. Facebook and Twitter as some of the most prominent social networking services certainly get a lot of attention. What can we […]

Your right to remain silent – IGF 2009

Dwayne from Translate giving a presentation at the Fourth meeting of the IGF, 15-18 November 2009, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt whose theme was, ‘Internet Governance – Creating Opportunities for All’ Highlighting the need for language to be central to the discussion of oppotunities for all.  With many in the forum talking about the right for […]

Open Translation Tools 2009

Translate is proud to be a co-organizing partner for the Open Translation Tools 2009 (OTT09), in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, from 22-24 June, 2009 The event, organised by Aspiration and co-organized by FLOSSManuals.net and Translate.org.za was followed by an Open Translation “Book Sprint” which produced a first-of-its-kind volume on tools and best practices in the field […]

Kick-off for the African Network for Localisation

In July 2008, project partners from the ten different sub-projects, met in Pilansburg, South Africa, to start the three year long Anloc project. The African Network for Localisation (Anloc) seeks to empower Africans to participate in the digital age by removing the last inch limitations caused by language, a process known as localisation whereby information […]

Open Translation Tools 2007

Translate participated in the Open Translation Tools event in Zagreb, Croatia, from 29 Novermber to 1 December 2007. Aspiration designed and hosted the 3-day event which brought together two passionate communities: those creating open source software tools to support translating open content, and those with a need for better tools to support translation of the […]

2nd PanAfrican Localisation Workshop

The second workshop of the PanAfrican Localisation project, “PAL2” was held in Tshwane, South Africa, on 5-7 November 2007. PAL2 was the third workshop on localisation in Africa funded by IDRC, following the first PanAfrican Localisation workshop in Casablanca, Morocco and the Pan African Research on L10N Workshop & Localization Blitz in Marrakech, Morocco (2007/2/24-27). […]

Open Tuesday addresses document standards

Published in Tectonic This week saw Open Tuesday returning to Joburg. Nearly 20 open source enthusiasts gathered at Nino’s in Rosebank to chat over drinks and snacks, and to listen to what open source veteran Dwayne Bailey had to say. Bailey, who heads the award-winning Translate.org.za project started out on the topic of translating software. […]

Pan African Research on L10N Workshop & Localization Blitz

The Pan African Research on L10N Workshop & Localization “Blitz”, 24-27 of February 2007, Marrakesh, Morocco, brought together leading researchers and practitioners from across Africa to develop a joint research agenda. The main outcome of that meeting was to start a process of reinforcing a network of partners to conduct applied research on localisation issues […]