July 2022 Coffee Break recap (Translation Day discussion)

A Polyglots Coffee Break is a casual video call where we meet with 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/. contributors. We usually work only with text communication, but this is a chance to put our faces/voices together and build better connections across different 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.


On July 28th @ UTC 22, we met at a July Coffee Break. This time we had set tentative discussion topics beforehand, and participants went for one of the topics: Translation Day planning.

The discussion here is not the final decision. We welcome your input for Translation Day planning!

Attendees: @nao @amieiro @kemmy99 @iamsirotee @spiraltee @stephenola

July 2022 Polyglots Coffee Break

Translation Day 2022 Timing

Attendees agreed late September, as suggested in Tor-björn’s post, is good timing.

Global Events

Some ideas:

  • Contribution (co-working) Zoom room
    • For example, a few hours each x 4 times at a different time of the day
    • Set up a translation “table” (breakout rooms) for each language
  • Meeting other locale teams
    • If a local meetupMeetup All local/regional gatherings that are officially a part of the WordPress world but are not WordCamps are organized through https://www.meetup.com/. A meetup is typically a chance for local WordPress users to get together and share new ideas and seek help from one another. Searching for ‘WordPress’ on meetup.com will help you find options in your area. is happening at the same time, people can pop in to say hi
    • Teach each other something in our language? (lightning talk?)

Local Events

The main takeaway is that it’s a good idea to focus on ways to build a strong team and increase long-term contributor engagement. Translation Day this year can help reactivate communities that paused activities due to the decreased events during the pandemic.

  • Can be online or in-person
  • The event format is up to each team, as they understand what works for the audience
    • Popular format is a short intro presentation & co-working hour(s) + onboarding new members
  • Focus on the long-term longevity of the community, not just the number of translated stringsString A string is a translatable part of the software. A translation consists of a multitude of localized strings. on the day of the event.
    • Make your event interesting and have fun (play a game/quiz, teach new tips, share updates)
    • Help newcomers and follow up on them (invite them to your local SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/., continuously meet online or offline)
    • Plan together on projects to translate

Past Translation Day/Contributor DayContributor Day Contributor Days are standalone days, frequently held before or after WordCamps but they can also happen at any time. They are events where people get together to work on various areas of https://make.wordpress.org/ There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus. https://2017.us.wordcamp.org/contributor-day/ https://make.wordpress.org/support/handbook/getting-started/getting-started-at-a-contributor-day/. Examples

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Polyglots Coffee Break – July 28, 2022 at 22:00 UTC

July Polyglots “Coffee Break” is now scheduled. Let’s meet on a video call and discuss selected topics this time.

Depending on the interest of the participants, we can chat about Translation Day planning or new translation tool features.

If anyone would like to host another hour at a more suitable time for your time zone, please let us know. You can be a host for a July coffee break too!

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Polyglots Coffee Breaks – March 10, 2022 at 22:00 UTC (Americas) & March 24, 2022 at 14:00 UTC (EMEA)

In March we will host two Polyglots hangouts or “coffee breaks”:

Please note that a typing error occurred in previous announcements for the Americas coffee break date. Make sure to update the date in your calendar!

A “coffee break” refers to a short, casual hangout where everyone can connect and chat for fun. While there is no set agenda, everyone can bring questions, ideas, or even updates on what’s happening in your 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/.

Unlike our usual weekly meetings, this will be hosted on Zoom. The link will be shared in the polyglots channel on the Making WordPress Slack a few minutes before the call.

Everyone is welcome! 🙂

#coffee-break, #weekly-meetings

Polyglots Coffee Break (Americas) – February 10, 2022 at 22:00 UTC

On Thursday, February 10, 2022 at 22:00 UTC, we’ll host the next Polyglots hangout or “coffee break”!

A “coffee break” refers to a short, casual hangout where everyone can connect and chat for fun. While there is no set agenda, everyone can bring questions, ideas, or even updates on what’s happening in your 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/.

Unlike our usual weekly meetings, this will be hosted on Zoom. The link will be shared in the polyglots channel on the Making WordPress Slack a few minutes before the call.

Everyone is welcome! Coffee is optional, but always welcome, too 🙂

#coffee-break, #weekly-meetings

Polyglots Coffee Break (Americas) – January 13, 2022 at 22:00 UTC

On Thursday, January 13, 2022 at 22:00 UTC, let’s celebrate the new year with our second Polyglots hangout or “coffee break”!

A “coffee break” refers to a short, casual hangout where everyone can connect and chat for fun. While there is no set agenda, everyone can bring questions, ideas, or even updates on what’s happening in your 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/.

Unlike our usual weekly meetings, this will be hosted on Zoom. The link will be shared in the polyglots channel on the Making WordPress Slack a few minutes before the call.

Everyone is welcome! Coffee is optional, but always welcome, too 🙂

#coffee-break, #weekly-meetings

Polyglots Coffee Break (Americas) – Dec. 9, 2021 at 22:00 UTC

It has been a while since the last Americas Polyglots weekly chat. Let’s change that with a hangout!

On Thursday, December 9, 2021 at 22:00 UTC, let’s host an Americas timezone-friendly Polyglots hangout or “coffee break.” A “coffee break” usually refers to a short, casual hangout where everyone can connect and chat for fun. While there is no set agenda, everyone can bring questions, ideas, or even updates on what’s happening in your 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/.

Unlike our usual weekly meetings, this will be hosted on Google Hangouts so we can chat with other Polyglots before the end of the year. The link will be shared in the Polyglots channel on the Making WordPress Slack a few minutes before the call.

Everyone is welcome! You do not need to be based in the Americas to join. Coffee is also optional, but always welcome, too 🙂


Props to @tokyobiyori and @tobifjellner for helping to organize!

#coffee-break, #weekly-meetings