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International Product Excellence at Google: from Inception to Post Launch

  • Oct 20, 2016 · 7:00 PM
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Networking 6:30 to 7 PM, and after the talk as time allows.
No live webcast, but our hosts will record this.
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Join us to find out how the Google Localization team is tackling the challenge of ensuring products feel native in 75+ languages. We will discuss key challenges and solutions that result in excellent products that delight global users, from product design and linguistic quality frameworks to post launch feedback.

Mackenzie Nicholson is a Solutions Program Manager for Localization at Google. Prior to Google, she worked in international product for an e-commerce company. She is passionate about connecting people through shared products and experiences that transcend borders. She is also an efficiency junkie who loves simplicity, optimization and scaling.

Stephanie Dupuy is a business unit lead on the localization team. In this role, she oversees the localization for Android, Chrome, Play, YouTube & Hardware products. Prior to Google, Stephanie was a management consultant specialized in high-tech & banking. She holds Bachelors and Masters degrees in international business and international management from ESSEC (Paris), UCD (Dublin) & Bocconi (Milan). She is passionate about creating products that delight users globally!

Admission is free for IMUG members and for employees of Google, and $5 for others. IMUG membership is only $20 for the first year, $15 for annual renewal, or $100 for lifetime membership. Click here to join, renew or pay a single non-member event fee via PayPal. Cash and checks also accepted at our events.

Please RSVP via Meetup by 5 PM the Monday before the event to help IMUG and our hosts prepare badges for you in advance. After that time it's still OK to RSVP right up to the last minute, as that will help us ensure enough seats for everyone!

Many thanks to Zoli Stekkelpak and Google Inernationalization Engineering for hosting IMUG events at Google! For directions see

The hashtag for IMUG events is #IMUG408 in honor of Silicon Valley's main area code. Yes, we'll be in 650 this month, which used to be 415, at the Googleplex, which used to be SGI. It's still 408! :-) Follow @i18n_mug:

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  • Julie A.

    Interesting presentation!

    October 22

  • Alolita S.

    Informative talk about process but was looking for more i18n and L10n tools and technologies invented by Google.

    3 · October 22

  • Yulia L.

    Good but lacked more time for chatting before/after the event.

    1 · October 21

  • IMUG

    We have a *big* waiting list, and must close this to RSVPs now. Please do not come to the event unless you receive an email from us or Meetup confirming that you will have a seat. There will be no live webcast but we will record this talk, and will post a link to the video as soon as possible on as well as Meetup and social media. Thanks again to the Google localization team for sharing!

    1 · October 15

    • IMUG

      Hi Meike, you are not on the waiting list, so don't worry about this. You should have received email confirmation when you signed up, and will also see that your RSVP is "Yes" and not something like "Waitlisted" in emails sent by Meetup in the past week and next week. Please contact us directly if you have more questions, via https://secure.meetup....­ (For everyone else: if you are on the waiting list, you will receive automated messages from Meetup as others cancel. Please do not just show up. We already have more people on the main list than available seats. If you are on the waiting list you will be asked to wait in the lobby and may not be able to enter.)

      1 · October 16

    • Kimo C.

      I am looking forward to watching the video!

      October 20

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