Global WordPress Translation Day 4 Meeting Notes (Feb 12, 2019)

Attendance: @Nao, @zetaraffix, @xkon, @jordicuevas, @ibdz, @bhargavmehta, @tobifjellner, @fahimmurshed, @Webcommsat, @casiepa, @priyankabehera155, @patilswapnilv, and @nemanja

The second meeting for Global WordPress Translation Day 4 (GWTD4, Saturday, May 11, 2019) started at 13:00 UTC and was closed at 14:15 (meeting archive).

Team Organization

Design/Communication Teams are combined (background).

Live Stream Content Team is small, so you’re welcome to help them out and/or switch over to the team. The role is similar to session team for WordCamps.

Teams are encouraged to have meetings and discussions on #polyglots-events Slack channel.

Event Format

Confirmed/Agreed

  • 24-hour live stream with curated contents (live & recorded videos)
  • Local events during the 24-hour period

Ideas

  • Use the preceding week to promote awareness of translation-related activities (mentoring new translators and building resources such as getting started guide/ glossary/style guide)
  • Have several (pairs of?) local hosts run the live streaming as a team relay rather than a marathon

Next Meeting

Next weekly meeting will be on February 19, 2019 13:00 UTC in #polyglots-events.

#gwtd, #gwtd4

First Meeting for GWTD4 – Feb 5 2019

present:
@Nao
@zetaraffix
@xkon
@nandz
@yui
@jordicuevas
@ibdz
@audrasjb
@bhargavmehta

This was the first meeting to set up the team and consolidate decisions for the next edition of Global WordPress Translation Day, the 4th (GWTD4).

Event Date

After some discussion, an agreement was reached on the date: GWTD4 will be on Saturday, May 11, 2019.

Teams

A Google spreadsheet has been open for some time now for volunteers, teams and leads will be confirmed and official list disclosed in next meeting (February 12, 2019 13:00 UTC in #polyglots-events.

Meeting started at 13:00 UTC and was closed at 14:30 (#).

#gwtd, #gwtd4

Global WordPress Translation Day 4 – Call for Organizers

After Global WordPress Translation Day 1 (GWTD1) in April 2016, GWTD2 in November 2016, and GWTD3 in September 2017, we took a break last year. But the good news is here… GWTD4 planning is back on track! Let’s work together to organize a global event, where we learn more about and improve WordPress translation.

This is an official call for organizers. 

Continue reading

#global-wordpress-translation-day, #gwtd, #translation-day, #wordpress-translation-day

Global WordPress Translation Day 4: Preliminary Planning

What is Global WordPress Translation Day (GWTD)?

For the past years, GWTD has been a 24-hour-long event consisted of:

  • Offline & online translation contributor day events, hosted by local meetup organizers.
  • Live stream on Crowdcast, hosted by polyglots team volunteers and local event attendees.

Here are links to past event archive pages:

You can check out more posts on event planning and announcements through #GWTD tag.

When should we organize the next event?

September 30 was chosen last year because that date was declared as the International Translation Day by the United Nations General Assembly in May 2017. 

There are some comments on Slack #polyglots-events that it will be too short of notice for us to start organizing the event now and having the event on Sept 30 again this year.

Maybe mid- to late-October could be a possibility?

Local Meetup Format

Offline & online translation contributor day events are the core of the Translation Day, when we all work on translating WordPress core and related project all around the world.

The basic guide is available on Polyglots Handbook page:

[Guide] Organize a local event on Global WordPress Translation Day

What kinds of live-streaming contents are useful/meaningful?

  • Contents type: Sessions, panels, interviews
  • Content language: English, locale languages
  • Type of speakers: GTEs, PTEs, translators with special skills, plugin/theme authors, meta developers, GlotPress developers, others?

Feedback & Volunteers Welcome!

If you have any thoughts or would like to be involved in the planning/organizing, please leave a comment on this post.

(Edit) We had these roles last year. The list may change because we are still determining the scope of the event – sharing just for FYI go get some ideas.

  • Communication (marketing) volunteers
  • Design volunteers
  • Outreach volunteers
  • Website/admin volunteers
  • Live Streaming content volunteers
  • Local events mentors

You can also join the Slack #polyglots-events for discussion.

Agenda weekly Polyglots chat Aug 9, 2017

Agenda Polyglots chats Aug 9, 2017

Here’s an agenda for the chats this week.

  • Weekly locale stats
  • There have been small changes to several of the core/meta projects lately. A convenient way to check if you need to catch up on a few strings for WordPress core, Browse Happy, Plugin and Theme directory, etc. is to visit https://translate.wordpress.org/stats
  • Remember to regularly check if you’ve got any pending editor requests. As always, you can find them here (replace YOUR_LOCALE with your locale slug): https://make.wordpress.org/polyglots/tag/YOUR_LOCALE/?resolved=unresolved
    Also remember to enable notifications for mentions of your locale on https://profiles.wordpress.org/YOUR-ORG-USERNAME/profile/notifications/
  • Global WordPress Translation Day 3
  • Open discussion

Chat times:

Global WordPress Translation Day – Chat times:

See you there!

#weekly-meeting-agenda, #weekly-meetings, #gwtd

#gwtd, #weekly-meeting-agenda, #weekly-meetings

Agenda weekly Polyglots chat Aug 2nd 2017

Hello polyglots,

Here’s an agenda for the chat today.

  • Weekly locale stats
  • Please respond to your editor requests: there are 36 open editor requests. You can find them here (replace YOUR_LOCALE): https://make.wordpress.org/polyglots/tag/YOUR_LOCALE/?resolved=unresolved
  • String freeze for WordPress 4.8.1. The release should have happened yesterday, but was postponed by one day. Many locales are already at 100% on the dev project, but quite a few still need to catch up. There are only some 10 strings new, so if you released 4.8, then this is a relatively quick task. Make sure that your locale is at 100%!
  • Global WordPress Translation Day 3: Call for speakers is open! Time to start planing your local translation event! Welcome to take part in the preparation work and planning. The next meeting for organizers will take place between the first and the second Polyglots weekly meeting Wednesday, August 2, 2017, 11:00 AM GMT+2 on #polyglots-events
  • Open discussion

Chat times:

Global WordPress Translation Day – Chat times:

See you there!

#weekly-meeting-agenda, #weekly-meetings, #gwtd

#gwtd, #weekly-meeting-agenda, #weekly-meetings

Global WordPress Translation Day #3

Infobanner for Global WordPress Translation Day

It is happening again! On September 30th, international translation day, we’re inviting everyone who wants to help translate WordPress, themes, and plugins into their own language, to join us for a 24-hour global translation sprint!

What are we doing?

For everyone who’s new to the Translation Day events, here’s a summary of what we do during one:

  • Local translation contributor days – on site events in different cities around the world (last time we had more than 60, let’s beat that!)
  • Remote support for as many languages as possible to help contributors who would like to join from their home
  • 24 hours of live streaming sessions dedicated to different topics around WordPress localization and internationalization (L10n and i18n).

Who are the sessions for?

  • Everyone who would like to learn how to translate WordPress in their language
  • New and experienced translation editors – the sessions will have useful tips and advice how to build and maintain a strong translation team
  • Developers who would like to find translators for their projects – the sessions will teach you how to work with the polyglots team and how to build a translation community around your products
  • Developers who would like to learn how to prepare their plugins and themes for localization
  • Everyone who would like to learn how translations work in WordPress and get a general idea of the work of the Polyglots team.

When is it happening?

On September 30th, 2017, starting at exactly 00:00 UTC. (See when the event starts for you!)

Please see all relevant details on our event website.

 

Why are we doing it?

  • To have fun and get to know each other better.
  • To encourage more translation contributors to get involved and expand the WordPress Polyglots team
  • To educate existing translation contributors and project translation editors to reduce the amount of waiting strings.
  • To improve the general understanding of how WordPress deals with translations among the development community
  • To create strong connections between the plugin and theme authors and the WordPress translation community
  • To educate translation editors to use the existing tools to improve the experience.

How can you join?

Looking forward to contributing with you. Happy translating! 

Birgit
Global Polyglots team mentor
Lead for communication – Global WordPress Translation Day organizing team


P.S Important links:

Further reading

Want to read more about previous Translation Days, watch videos and learn how they were organized? Here are a few links:

#global-wordpress-translation-day-3, #gwtd, #wptranslationday

Agenda for weekly Polyglot chats on July 26 2017

Hello polyglots,

Here’s an agenda for the chat today.

  • Weekly locale stats
  • Please respond to your editor requests: there are 34 open editor requests. You can find them here (replace YOUR_LOCALE): https://make.wordpress.org/polyglots/tag/YOUR_LOCALE/?resolved=unresolved
  • String freeze for WordPress 4.8.1. There are a few new strings in WordPress that need to be translated before launch of WordPress 4.8.1. Make sure that your locale is at 100%!
  • Global WordPress Translation Day 3 Planning: The next meeting for organizers will take place between the first and the second Polyglots weekly meeting Wednesday 09:00 UTC on #polyglots-events
  • Open discussion

Chat times:

Global WordPress Translation Day – Chat times:

See you there!

#weekly-meeting-agenda, #weekly-meetings, #gwtd

Notes from the WP Translation Day Chat on July 19

Below you can find a recap of the GWTD3 (Global WordPress Translation Day) meeting.

Items

  • Global/Schedule
    • Defines goals for the event (GWTD1 : onboard translators and expand the team, GWTD2 : increase PTE and bridge between plugin authors and translators)
    • Review the outcome of community summit and contributor day goals as starting point to help with setting the schedule
    • Other proposals:
      • Streamline onboarding experience for new translators and PTE
      • Reduce the translation waiting list
      • Give the team a stronger presence
  • Website
    • First meeting was held and design started
    • The previous GWTD1 and GWTD2 websites will be archived so they can still be accessed later
  • Comms
    • An announcement post on make/polyglots is being drafted
    • Call for speakers poll needs review, check google docs or on the website. Should stay open until 1-Sept.
    • A handbook page for onboarding local events is being prepared
    • The TranslateWP Twitter account is now accessible by Comms
    • @petya will support comms for the content plan
  • Design
  • Livestream/speakers
    • Some speakers should be invited
    • The crowdcast account has been received

Next meeting

  • Wed 26 July, 09:00 UTC on the global wordpress.slack.com (so just before the 2nd polyglots meeting)

Action items – New

  • @tobifjellner Collect all links to summaries and other useful information of the previous events. Add them in the handbook or on the site
  • @casiepa reachout to organizer that have a meetup on a different date (@casiepa)

Action items – Open from last week

  • @nao to find out about the ‘local mentors’
  • @casiepa to link with ‘Processing’ for live data during the event

 

#gwtd, #polyglots

Agenda for the Polyglots chats on July 19th

Hello polyglots,

Here’s an agenda for the chat today.

  • Weekly locale stats
  • Please respond to your editor requests: there are 24 open editor requests. You can find them here (replace YOUR_LOCALE): https://make.wordpress.org/polyglots/tag/YOUR_LOCALE/?resolved=unresolved
  • Global WordPress Translation Day 3 Planning: The next meeting for organizers will take place between the first and the second Polyglots weekly meeting Wednesday 09:00 UTC on #polyglots-events – *NOTE, There is a new channel on wordpress.slack.com instead a separate Slack team!*
  • Open discussion

Chat times:

Global WordPress Translation Day – Chat times:

See you there!

#weekly-meeting-agenda, #weekly-meetings, #gwtd

Global WordPress Translation Day 3 – call for organisers

Hi everyone,

After WordPress Translation Day 1 in April 2016 and WordPress Translation Day 2 in November 2016, we can start thinking about the next global translation event to push WordPress, plugins and themes toward being available in more languages.

This is an official call for organisers. 

What is WordPress Translation Day?

WordPress Translation Day is a remote conference combined with a global contributor day that happens for 24 hours in as many locations as possible around the world.

It has a 24 hour live streaming schedule with speakers and trainsers from the current Translation teams onboarding new contributors, sharing knowledge, and discussing important issues. One of the goals of the live streaming is to get to know each other and to introduce our teams to other teams across the globe working on the same projects.

The other really important part of WordPress translation Day are the local events – contributor days dedicated to translation, organised by volunteers.

What are the roles of the WordPress Translation Day organisers?

  • Communication (marketing) volunteers – tasks include event announcements, social media announcements, social media support during the event, spreading the word and helping people find information
  • Design volunteers – tasks include creating banners, posters and swag for the event
  • Outreach volunteers – a really important role – direct contact with potential local organisers is really important and our outreach volunteers get in touch with local WordPress event organisers and invite them to oraganise a local event during WordPress translation day. They also provide information and support and put organisers in touch with mentors.
  • Website/admin volunteers – we have a website we use to market the event wptranslationday.org – it needs content managers and admins to help communicate the event better, upload the schedule, post announcements and speakers, etc.
  • Live Streaming content volunteers – tasks include putting out call for speakers, speaker selection, finding and mentoring speakers, supporting speakers during the event
  • Local events mentors – an important role on the team. The local events mentors help event organisers structure and announce their events, get people to attend and advice them on resources they can use during the event

Who can join the team?

Anyone who would like to dedicate time and effort to organise WordPress Translation Day is welcome to join the team. If you have a couple of hours a week to spare, the Polyglots team would really appreciate your help. WordPress Translation Day has been essential for many local communities around the globe and each edition helps more people to understand us better, join us and become a part of the global family.

When is WordPress Translation Day going to be?

That depends on when a team forms. One suggestion is that WordPress Translation Day 3 is on September 30th, International Translation Day.

Further reading

Want to read more about previous Translation Days, watch video and learn how they were organised? Here are a few links:

 

#global-wordpress-translation-day, #gwtd, #translation-day, #wordpress-translation-day

A guide to your Global WordPress Translation Day Local event

Hey everyone,

As you all know, Global WordPress Translation Day 2 is coming on November 12th. We invite everyone involved with the Polyglots team to consider organising or taking a part in a small local meetup dedicated to translating. This is what we call “Local events” and in April we had more than 40 organised in different parts of the world.

I thought I could share some tips on how to organise your local event for those of you who feel hesitant or think it takes special knowledge or experience. It doesn’t really – you can just gather a couple of people with their laptops in a cafe for two hours and who them translate.wordpress.org – that will be enough 🙂

Here are a few more structured ideas:

Organise your local event:

  • Pick a place (it can be your office, a coffee shop with wifi connection or a co-working space – choose whichever is easiest)
  • Create a Facebook or a meetup.com event and invite people
  • Publish the information about your event on your Rosetta site (if you don’t have access, ping us in the comments and we’ll make sure we connect you to the right people). There is a template with an announcement you can use, you can find it here.

On the day of the event:

  • Start by introducing the Polyglots team and what we do. If you have a room with a projector, here is a sample presentation in English that you can translate to your language with the basics: Download.
  • Get everyone registered on WordPress.org
  • Get everyone on Slack and get them to join the #Polyglots channel
  • Introduce them to http://translate.wordpress.org and show them how to use it
  • Get everyone to pick one of their favourite plugins or themes and start translating it into their language

Some handbook pages that can help you!

Share pictures and videos from your event

  • On the day, we will be using the website http://wptranslationday.org to show everything shared on Twitter with the hashtag #WPTranslationDay coming from around the world
  • We would love it if you got the people around you to tweet videos and images from your event – it will be a great way to feel you’re a part of the global initiative.

Once you decide you want to organise an event, please make sure you’ve gone through the following steps:

If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to ask them in the comments or on Slack.

Cheers!

Petya

#gwtd, #local-events, #translation-day

GlotDict 1.1.10

Another release of the your favourite extension for your browser!

First of all sorry for the many bugs detected in these days after the release of 1.1.5 (https://make.wordpress.org/polyglots/2016/09/22/glotdict-1-1-5/) but with the implementation of the link of the Consistency tool and with specific glossaries can happen some problems.

So in 10 days I released 5 different release to fix the errors and I hope that this will be not happen anymore, but why?

  • The extension now validate the HTML that generate, so in the future there will be not anymore strange code in the strings
  • Now I have a static file with specific strings for test and I have only to switch the languages to test it (before I have to do manually on different glotpress pages)
  • Little optimizations in the code after the last releases

I hope that for the GWTD GlotDict will be bug free so in case of other bugs don’t hesitate to create a ticket on https://github.com/Mte90/GlotDict/issues with the link that generate issues and the language when happen.

In conclusion thanks to the many users that reported the problems and reported with tickets or by chat, you are amazing guys!

#glotdict, #gwtd

Notes from the Polyglots chat on September, 28th

Locale Stats

Releases: 162 locales. 69 (+4) locales up to date. 1 (-2) locale behind by minor versions. 8 (±0) locales behind by one major version. 18 (-1) locales behind more than one major version. 59 (±0) locales have a site but never released. 7 (-1) locales don’t have a site.

Translations: 162 (±0) locales. 65 (±0) locales at 100%. 5 (±0) locales have more than 95%. 5 (+1) locales have more than 90%. 26 (-1) locales have more than 50%. 54 (+1) locales have less than 50%. 81 locales have a language pack. 81 locales have no language pack. 7 (-1) locales don’t have a WP project.

(Values in parentheses indicate change against previous week.)

We currently have 8 unresolved editor requests and 9 unresolved locale requests.

Tech Updates

After setting up some first team sites with the O2-theme, Dominik (@ocean90) asks for feedback. One suggestion was to also announce the new team site locally so that everyone is aware it may officially be used. Please feel free to add more feedback in the comments.

The team sites don’t allow to run separate team pages. Users are encouraged to tag posts to makes it easier to distinguish teams.

Request for feedback on GlotPress shortcuts

Members of the Polyglots Team are kindly asked, to briefly give a feedback regarding Shortcuts for copying original strings in GlotPress, see GitHub issue https://github.com/GlotPress/GlotPress-WP/issues/554 .

Receiving contributions for translations

In the past couple of weeks several people asked Petya (@petya) if it’s ok to get paid to translate a plugin or a theme. She clarifies, that translating WordPress, including the free plugins and themes, is a contribution. There are a lot of people who get sponsored to contribute on the project, some people having all of their time covered. If someone would like to sponsor your time to work on a plugin or a theme, that’s perfectly ok. Refusing to translate the core software unless your time is covered would not be great, but also understandable. Not acceptable would be, if a General Translation Editor would refuse to work on a project unless sponsored while at the same time standing in the way of volunteers who would like to translate.

Global WordPress Translation Day 2 (November 12th) – video, website, official announcement, content, local events

So far six events already are planned for the 2nd Global WordPress Translation Day. (For more details see https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1--GaJZFoxCqb6NHBl2QYv4lH3Y6inIGBwr5Ln9SIaic/edit#gid=695788145).

If you are organising an event, please add it to the spreadsheet. New events will go into this map: https://drive.google.com/open?id=12Gni4JMfShyWHPqGNwh5-PMneMM&usp=sharing

Our website for the event will be again https://wptranslationday.org/. If anyone would like to help us out with the website, they should raise their hand – we’ll need content management and some tweaks here and there.

We also have our CrowdCast event set up and you can sign up. https://www.crowdcast.io/e/gwtd2

An official announcement for Global WordPress Translation Day 2 is planned for this week. It would be nice to see the announcement find its way to as many Rosetta sites as possible.

Reviving the Asia Pacific meeting

Petya (@petya) talked to Naoko (@nao) about reviving the Asia Pacific weekly Polyglots meeting. Meetings are scheduled for Wednesday, 6am UTC. The next meeting will also be announced via local Slack channels and with an extra post on the Polyglots blog.

Open Discussion

The question came up, how we deal with translations of Child Themes, if the Parent theme has been removed from the WordPress directory. As the theme still may be available through other sources, there are no reasons not to translate their Child Themes. It was considered to add a ticket on Trac for further discussion, if some information about should be displayed on translate.wordpress.org that contributors deal with a child theme.

#child-themes, #financial-compensation, #gwtd, #weekly-meeting-notes

Global WordPress Translation Day 2 on November 12th, 2016

The first Global WordPress Translation Day was so much fun and made a real difference for us as a global team. That’s why on November 12th, we’re doing it again and everyone can join!

What are we doing?

  • Local translation contributor days – as many as possible (last time we had more than 50, let’s beat that!)
  • Remote events for as many languages as possible to support contributors who would like to join from their home
  • 24 hours of live streaming sessions about localization and internationalization (L10n and i18n).

Who are the sessions for?

  • New contributors who would like to learn how to translate WordPress in their language
  • New and experienced translation editors – the sessions will have useful tips and advice how to build and maintain a strong translation team
  • Developers who would like to find translators for their projects – the sessions will teach you how to work with the polyglots team and how to build a translation community around your products
  • Developers who would like to learn how to prepare their plugins and themes for localization
  • Everyone who would like to learn how translations work in WordPress and get a general idea of the work of the Polyglots team.

When is it happening?

On November 12th, 2016, starting at exactly 0:00 UTC.

See when the event starts for you!

Why are we doing it?

  • To have fun and get to know each other better.
  • To encourage more translation contributors to get involved and expand the WordPress Polyglots team
  • To improve the general understanding of how WordPress deals with translations among the development community
  • To create strong connections between the plugin and theme authors and the WordPress translation community

How can you join?

Please also comment below if you’d like to get involved but are not sure how. We’ll help you out!

That’s it for now. Let’s make the second one even better.

Cheers!

Petya

P.S Important links:

#global-wordpress-translation-day-2, #gwtd, #translate-wordpress, #translation-day