Idea: translation maker parties

Laura Hilliger laura at mozillafoundation.org
Thu Jun 12 23:20:49 PDT 2014


(psst Kat, wink wink - constructive feedback that is full of good resources
like yours belongs in discourse!)

--from laura on a mobile device, likely typed in haste.
On Jun 12, 2014 9:21 PM, "Brett Gaylor" <brett at mozillafoundation.org> wrote:

> 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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