Michael Berkovich presents Translating PHP applications using Tr8n, an open-sourced, crowd-sourced translation framework.
7:00PM Meet, Greet & Eat
7:30PM Main Presentation
Followed by Q&A
One of the key challenges Michael faced at Geni was to incorporate a technology into the site that would allow Geni to be translated to over 70 languages and use Geni's multilingual user base for ongoing translations.
After evaluating a number of solutions and not being satisfied with any of them, a custom solution was developed. The custom solution was named Tr8n and was based on a Ruby on Rails plugin gem architecture.
Tr8n was so powerful and so successful that other companies expressed interest in adopting it. Geni open-sourced Tr8n in 2010 and made it available to other companies.
This presentation will focus on Tr8n for PHP and Translation Markup Language (TML) used by the Tr8n engine for tokenizing dynamic content.
During the presentation, we will build a simple PHP application, integrate Tr8n for PHP SDK, use TML to mark which strings require translations, and translate them to a few foreign languages using an inline translator.
If you speak a foreign language, your participation and help with translations is encouraged.
To get a head start and learn more about TML, visit the following link.
Michael Berkovich, Founder of Tr8nHub.com
Before starting Tr8nHub.com, Michael was one of the key engineers at Geni.com, a family based social networking site that aims at building a family tree of the entire world.
At Geni, Michael developed some of the core features of the site, including Geni's newsfeed engine, payment system, API platform and crowd-sourced translation technology.
While at Geni, Michael helped to spin off Yammer Inc, which was acquired by Microsoft in 2012. Later same year, Geni was acquired by MyHeritage Inc.
Prior to Geni and Yammer, Michael was a lead engineer at Digital Evolution and SOA Software.
Tr8nHub.com provides a powerful software solution for managing crowd-sourced translations of web and mobile applications.
If you want to learn more about Tr8nHub, look at the following links:
Tr8nHub - Translation Exchange Service
Tr8n Source Code
Tr8n Wiki - is also an example of Tr8n for MediaWiki
Tr8n Blog - is also an example of Tr8n for WordPress
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PHP sample application
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