Welcome to our week-long celebration of International Translation Day!

Talks and panels

Mini-Events

“The week-long promotion of the WordPress Polyglots has begun. We will be adding news and highlights to the WordPress Translation Day webpage from later today and through its social channels. Do sign-up, follow and share the amazing stories of how WordPress usage and translation grows around the world and how you too could be a translator. Happy translating!”

Abha Thakor, from the organizing team

While International Translation Day falls on Wednesday 30 September 2020, the Polyglots community and Marketing team have paired up to create a week-long celebration of translation. For background on our preparations, please read post by @webcommsat Let’s celebrate International Translation Day. We have also supported mini-events earlier in 2020 including ones for the BengaliFrenchItalian language communities.

Don’t forget to use the #WPTranslationDay hashtag on your social media posts throughout the week to highlight the amazing work of our community!

Background

The United Nations has designated 30 September as International Translation Day to highlight the importance of polyglots and translators in the world. Within the WordPress community, it is an opportunity for us to celebrate and highlight the work of the many volunteer translators and editors who localize WordPress into more than 200 localesLocale 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/.

International Translation Day is a time to reflect on all of the work that we’ve accomplished, and to onboard new contributors to join our community. Within the 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/., a number of locales (listed below) have organized with the WordPress Translation Day and Marketing Teams a number of mini-events to connect with translators in their language. There will be talks spanning locales and drop-in opportunities for individuals or locales to share their successes, answer questions and recruit you contributors. 

You can contribute to the WordPress translation celebration wherever you are based even if 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/ is not running an event.

What’s happening

Talks

Wednesday 30 September 2020:

  • 08:00 UTC: Global Polyglots Mentor Naoko Takano, status of WordPress Translation. She will be sharing some stats about the Polyglots Team, similar to the opening session on WordPress Translation Day 4 in 2019. This will be held on Zoom webinar.
  • 13:00 – 13:30 UTC: International marketer Maja Loncar, joined by a panel of new and experienced contributors, will share their experiences of being a translator. This will be held on Zoom. Book on the WPMumbai Meetup page – if you have signed-up for the 14:00 talk, you will be automatically registered for this discussion, too.
    There will be an optional Kahoot game in-between the two talks.
  • 14:00 UTC: Keynote on the benefits of translating WordPress into your local language. ‘Why translation is so important and how it can bring benefits to your language’. International communicator and WordPress Translation Day organizer Abha Thakor and a panel of international WordPress contributors. The interactive event will be on Zoom. Following the talk, the panel discussion will include the Multi-Lingual Community Wrangler Erica Varlese, WordPress Mumbai co-lead Meher Bala, Dutch polyglot Yvette Sonneveld, and more.
    You can sign-up through WordPress Mumbai, which is coordinating this for other locales.
    Booking link. Please book early as places are limited. Locales can also create their own list and thenZoom link will be shared with you – please contact @meher on the polyglots-events on the Make WordPress 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/..

Sunday 4 October 2020:

  • Online sessions via polyglots-events: Event workshops via Zoom are being finalized.
  • Video panel discussion to share highlights of the week-long mini-events, talks, and drop-ins with locales. YouTube Link


Mini-events

Multi-day events:

30 September 2020:

1 October 2020:

2 October 2020:

3 October 2020:

More links will be added when available from the locales.

October 4: 

October 10:

Drop-in events

A number of locales will also be providing “drop-in” hours in the #polyglots-events channel in Slack. Come and celebrate your locale internationally.

Wednesday 30 September 2020:

More will be added as finalized by the locales.

  • 11:00 to 12:00 UTC (12:00 to 13:00 BST) English (UK) (en_GB) (organized by @markscottrobson)
  • 13:00 to 15:00 UTC Kannada (kn) (organized by @nsuresha)

Sunday 4 October 2020:

  • 13:00 – 14:00 UTC – Bangalore

Just Translate on Your Own

If your locale is not running a mini-event or a drop-in session, you can still mark the day by translating something!

  • Join Make WordPress Slack #polyglots-events and say hi! You can share what translation you are doing and why. For example, “In celebration of International Translation Day, I’m translating XX (project name) into XX (locale language) today.” You can tell us your city or district, if you are comfortable to do that.
  • Use #WPTranslationDay hashtag to share what you have been doing on social media

How you can participate during the week

For general participation, please join the #polyglots-events channel in the Making WordPress Slack. Say hello, introduce yourself, and share what you’re working on.

If you’re joining an event organized by your community’s locale, be sure to follow any instructions that organizers have shared in their related communications, such as on Meetup.com or social media. If you haven’t already, it’s a good idea to join your locale’s Slack instance (check this list to find your locale).

If you’re co-ordinating an event, thank you for making this happen! Don’t forget to share these helpful links with your attendees, including the video tutorials on how to get started with WordPress.org and the Making WordPress Slack.

Are you a new translator? Welcome! We’re so happy you want to join us. It’s thanks to people like you that WordPress is offered in so many different languages, making it easier for people around the world to use and share their voice through WordPress. 

We recommend starting with the following pages to get started: 

When considering what to work on, it’s always a good idea to check with your locale’s Locale Managers or General Translation EditorsTranslation Editor Translation editors can approve translations for projects. The GTE (General Translation Editor) and LM (Locale Manager) roles can add new users with the "Project Translation Editor" role that can approve translations for specific projects. There are two different Translation Editor roles: General Translation Editor and Project Translation Editor (GTEs) on what the current priorities are for the team. In general, it’s a good idea to start with the CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. WordPress project. If that is 100% translated already, consider working on top plugins and themes – especially if it’s something that you use on a regular basis.

If you have any questions along the way, please ask! There is almost always someone around in the #polyglots channel on Slack, ready and happy to help.

Please note: the WordPress community’s online event Code of Conduct should be respected in our global and local events. If you or someone you know need to report any issues of harassment, please refer to this Incident Reporting page.

Share on social

Are you hosting or participating in a Translation Day event? Let us know your locale, what you will be working on, and any other fun facts in the comments! And don’t forget to share your photos (where you have permissions) with @TranslateWP on Twitter after your events. WordPress Translation Day is all on Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram.


This post was a collaborative effort by @nao, @meher, @carike, @webcommsat, @markscottrobson, @lmurillom, @oglekler and @evarlese. Thanks @marybaum for the banner design and @zetaraffix for the original Wapuu artwork.

A big thank you to Abha Thakor and Meher Bala for the considerable hours they have donated during the last six weeks leading on preparation for this event and giving support to locales, and to Larissa Murillo, Olga Glekler, Naoko Takano and Erica Varlese for additional work on the planning.

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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. 

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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 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/. 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 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/. 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:

 

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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 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/. to consider organising or taking a part in a small 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. 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.orgtranslate.wordpress.org The platform for contributing to the translation of WordPress core, themes and plugins. – 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 RosettaRosetta The code name of the theme for the local WordPress sites (eg. bg.wordpress.org is a “Rosetta” site). All locale specific WordPress sites are referred to as “Rosetta sites.” The name was inspired from the ancient Rosetta Stone, which contained more or less the same text in three different languages. site (if you don’t have access, pingPing The act of sending a very small amount of data to an end point. Ping is used in computer science to illicit a response from a target server to test it’s connection. Ping is also a term used by Slack users to @ someone or send them a direct message (DM). Users might say something along the lines of “Ping me when the meeting starts.” 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.orgWordPress.org The community site where WordPress code is created and shared by the users. This is where you can download the source code for WordPress core, plugins and themes as well as the central location for community conversations and organization. https://wordpress.org/
  • Get everyone on 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/. 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

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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 localizationLocalization Localization (sometimes shortened to "l10n") is the process of adapting a product or service to a particular language, culture, and desired local "look-and-feel." and internationalizationInternationalization Internationalization (sometimes shortened to I18N , meaning “I - eighteen letters -N”) is the process of planning and implementing products and services so that they can easily be adapted to specific local languages and cultures, a process called localization. This is the process of making software translatable. Information about Internationalization for developers can be found in the Developer’s handbooks. (L10nLocalization Localization (sometimes shortened to "l10n") is the process of adapting a product or service to a particular language, culture, and desired local "look-and-feel." and i18nInternationalization Internationalization (sometimes shortened to I18N , meaning “I - eighteen letters -N”) is the process of planning and implementing products and services so that they can easily be adapted to specific local languages and cultures, a process called localization. This is the process of making software translatable. Information about Internationalization for developers can be found in the Developer’s handbooks.).

Who are the sessions for?

  • New contributors who would like to learn how to translate WordPress in their language
  • New and experienced translation editorsTranslation Editor Translation editors can approve translations for projects. The GTE (General Translation Editor) and LM (Locale Manager) roles can add new users with the "Project Translation Editor" role that can approve translations for specific projects. There are two different Translation Editor roles: General Translation Editor and Project Translation Editor – 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 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/. 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 pluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party 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:

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