Polyglots at the first WordCamp Riga contributor day

Hey lovelies,

I thought I’d give a quick recap of the first WordCamp Riga contributor day and what it meant for the Polyglots team.

It was a pleasure meeting @orvils, one of the Latvian GTEs, in person as well as many other new translation contributors who worked on plugin translations to Latvian, but also German 🙂

Thank you, everyone, who participated. Here are a few things we did (besides teaching everyone how to translate and translating) and a few that remain on my ToDo list to follow up on:

  • We created a Latvian Team O2 🎉 https://lv.wordpress.org/team/
  • We got the new contributors to join the WordPress Slack team (thanks @ocean90 with your help there, Slack was not keen to send many invites today)
  • We planned adding the Latvian glossary to the Handbook page (attention @mte90, you might want to add it to GlotDict)
  • We planned to add the Latvian Slack team to the Local Slacks handbook page once they change their name and url from WordCampRiga to WordPressLatvia (attn @kristianastala)
  • We talked about the Latvian team potentially organising a meetup for WP Translation Day

Apart from the Riga related tasks, a few more things I managed to do today:


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Thanks everyone who joined, really loved working with you today <3

@orvils @edzuss99 @frankleusing @kristianastala @muxahuk1214 @unigunde @frankleusing @armandsdz @peteris and everyone else!


#contributor-day, #polyglots, #wordcampriga

Last Friday the WordCamp London Contributor Day was…

Last Friday, the WordCamp London Contributor Day was held. I personally didn’t expect to see a great Polyglots turnup there, since it’s an English-speaking country. You can imagine my surprise when we ended up with a team almost as big as Core’s team!

Let me show you…

Working on German translations (#de_DE), we had @kau-boy, @soean, @travel_girl and @00Sleepy.

Spreading the love for Afrikaans (#af_ZA) was @semblance_er. @gomp was helping the Polish-speaking community (#pl_PL), while @katjazalokar took care of Slovenian (#sl_SL). We can add more languages to the list, because @shakoof was working on hebrew (#he_IL), and @awesomesaurus and @andizer took care of Dutch (#nl_NL).

This contributor day also reminded me that I still do not know all existing languages, because we had @kel-dc translating the release video and WordPress into Tagalog (#tl), a language I might never have seen before..
Unfortunately I forgot to mention here at the closing of the contributor day, so hereby my apologies for that and a special thanks to @kel-dc for all the hard work!

Of course, I hope you’ll all continue to translate WordPress, and I really hope to see you on the WP Translation Day!
( If you haven’t already, you can sign up here: http://wptranslationday.org/#attend )

Thanks all for an amazing contributor day!

#contributor-day, #wordcamp, #wordcamp-london

Polyglots team @ WordCamp London Contributor day

Hey everyone,

Just wanted to do a quick writeup of what we did today at WordCamp London’s Contributor day today:

New translators

We got some new translators introduced to the Polyglots team and had some translations added for Afrikaans, Bulgarian, French, Italian and Dutch.

New validator for Français de Belgique

Français de Belgique, fr-be.wordpress.org was one of the locales that didn’t have a validator. pauldewouters was at Contributor day today and volunteered to take over the locale. Thank you Paul and welcome to the team!

Polyglots handbook improvement collaboration doc

We created a Hackpad with suggestions for improving the Polyglots Hanbook.

It has some awesome suggestions we will be implementing shortly. If anyone wants to join in there and make more suggestions, go for it, you are more than welcome!

I want to thank everyone who showed up to contribute today!

Caspar, Taco, Elzette, Alex, Lily, Ivan, Franz, Paul. You guys were brilliant 🙂


#contributor-day, #polyglots, #wordcamp-london