Idea: translation maker parties

Christopher Lawrence clawrence at mozillafoundation.org
Thu Jun 12 10:10:35 PDT 2014


Great start Lucy!

You may want to look for feedback on our Webmaker Discourse board 

http://discourse.webmakerprototypes.org


On Jun 12, 2014, at 10:47 AM, Lucy Harris <lucy at mozillafoundation.org> wrote:

> Hi Guys!
> 
> I've been working on a "Translation Maker Party" Teaching Kit to try and address this need. Would love some input! Let me know what you think!
> 
> Lucy
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> From: "Amira Dhalla" <amira at mozillafoundation.org>
> To: "David Ascher" <da at mozillafoundation.org>
> Cc: "David Humphrey" <david.humphrey at senecacollege.ca>, webmaker-dev at mozilla.org, mozteach at mozillafoundation.org
> Sent: Sunday, June 8, 2014 11:12:26 PM
> Subject: Re: Idea: translation maker parties
> 
> This is a good follow-up to a conversation Mavis + Ali + I had last week on starting to make the main MP site localized for different communities (bug = https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1015477 ). 
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> We have had community and partners express interest in doing translation events on some of the teaching kits, the MP site and others. The MP team can put together a quick teaching kit (if anyone wants to help let us know!) and we can flush out the ask/incentives. 
> 
> Amira 
> ----- Original Message -----
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> From: "David Ascher" <da at mozillafoundation.org> 
> To: "David Humphrey" <david.humphrey at senecacollege.ca> 
> Cc: webmaker-dev at mozilla.org, mozteach at mozillafoundation.org 
> Sent: Friday, June 6, 2014 12:17:03 PM 
> Subject: Re: Idea: translation maker parties 
> 
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> On Jun 6, 2014, at 9:10 AM, David Humphrey <david.humphrey at senecacollege.ca> wrote: 
> 
> I think this is really good. Another thing to add to your list is that in addition to doing translation, people could also test drive localized versions of our things with their community. "Mom, what do you think of this?" around the kitchen table, with the xx-YY version of Webmaker on the screen. Having a way for people to bring back local and locale-aware knowledge and tell us what is wrong or odd would be great. 
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> +1
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> Even back when I worked on Thunderbird I was struck by how even localizers didn’t feel they could say things like “hey, this feature can't work in my language”. 
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