Idea: translation maker parties

Brett Gaylor brett at mozillafoundation.org
Thu Jun 12 12:21:40 PDT 2014


Lucy these are all awesome suggestions, and in general this is *exactly*
the type of things I was suggesting for Maker Party.  So thanks for the
initiative - proves we can bang some of these out quickly :)


On Thu, Jun 12, 2014 at 12:01 PM, Kat Braybrooke <kat at mozillafoundation.org>
wrote:

> Agreed with Chris -- this is a great start, Lucy!
>
> Love the photo at the top (hard to get good photos for that space that
> stretch well with the white text, but you did it well!).
>
> One initial bit of feedback is that I'd recommend using the new Activity
> template <https://thimble.webmaker.org/project/10286/remix> for the "Host
> a Translation Party" step in your kit for continuity's sake, instead of the
> older template you've linked to. This will give folks a more consistent
> experience as they move through the different parts of your kit.
>
> Another recommendation is to add a photo or two of translators in action,
> so users can see how fun the process can be. There are some good photos
> from Mozfest in the Flickr repo here:
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/mozilladrumbeat/favorites/ (Happy to help
> you find some specific ones, if interested).
>
> Will definitely feature this in the Community Literacies
> <https://blog.webmaker.org/community-literacies-2> series when you're
> finished, so keep us posted on your progress!
>
> Kat
>
> Kat Braybrooke
> Mozilla Foundation
> Twitter + IRC @codekat <http://twitter.com/codekat>
> Current timezone: PST / Vancouver
>
>
> On Thu, Jun 12, 2014 at 10:10 AM, Christopher Lawrence <
> clawrence at mozillafoundation.org> wrote:
>
>> 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
>> <https://lucyeoh.makes.org/thimble/LTEwOTIwOTE5MDQ=/host-a-translation-party>"
>> Teaching Kit to try and address this need. Would love some input! Let me
>> know what you think!
>>
>> Lucy
>>
>> ------------------------------
>>
>> 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 ).
>>
>> 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 -----
>>
>> 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
>>
>>
>> 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.
>>
>> +1
>>
>>
>>
>> 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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