WordPress Translation Day 2021 Planning (Call for Organizers)

Now that it’s been about a month since the Proposal: Month-long Translation Day 2021 celebration post and as the month of September approaches, I wanted to write this post to kick start the planning process.

Duration/Format

How about trying a month-long celebration with 2 weeks of “coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. events” time format? With the core time from Friday, September 17 – Thursday, September 30, covering the International Translation Day.

The above image is available on Figma – create a copy and translate it to share the plan with your team

Many comments on the post agreed that a month-long format will give flexibility to localeLocale Locale = language version, often a combination of a language code and a region code, for instance es_MX denotes Spanish as it’s used in Mexico. A list of all locales supported by WordPress in https://make.wordpress.org/polyglots/teams/ teams. But it’s pointed out that there’s also a risk in resulting burnout and loss of focus.

By having local teams schedule their contributor event on any day in September but concentrating global events* into the 2 weeks, you only have to be aware of your locale event plus what’s happening with the global Polyglots TeamPolyglots Team Polyglots Team is a group of multilingual translators who work on translating plugins, themes, documentation, and front-facing marketing copy. https://make.wordpress.org/polyglots/teams/. for a shorter period of time.

* By “global events”, I’m referring to events held in English and targeted to all language speakers. We welcome your suggestions and ideas for these!

Call for Organizers

If you are planning to hold a translation contributorTranslation Contributor Translation Contributors (formerly known as Translators) are volunteers that focus on translating projects into their language. They contribute to improving their language either in a small way, like fixing a typo, or a large way, likes translating entire projects. event for your locale team, stay tuned for more updates!

If you are interested in helping the global event organizing team, please answer some questions on this form:

We’ll be closing the form on July 25th. You can organize a local contributor event at any time, but please submit this if you’re interested in the global organizer team!

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