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MLDM Monday | Microsoft(MSDN)on Open­ Source

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主題:Microsoft(MSDN)on Open Source

這次的講題邀請到微軟 MSDN Teams 的成員來跟我們介紹微軟一些 open source 產品中文化的合作課程,其中蠻重要的一塊是繁體中文的在地化,也希望對於促進台灣與國際在 open source software 的連結上有興趣的朋友一同共襄盛舉!

Eric Van Thorre is based in Redmond and leads the team responsible for the localization of Cloud & Enterprise technical documentation and web sites such as (, MSDN, Technet, (, ( and ( Eric joined the Microsoft in 1997 as an International Program Manager for Visual C++ and held various positions in the Developer Division and Server and Tools organizations where he was in charge the localization teams. He has also worked as vendor for the Microsoft Office International team and held his first job as an Apple Newton developer. Eric is passionate about making software & documentation accessible to the non-English speaking community.

When not working, he enjoys travelling and practicing sport particularly Soccer and Rugby but also running with his 9 year old son.

Melinda Dobey is based in Redmond and is a Principal PM Manager on the Cloud + Enterprise Global Services Team at Microsoft. Melinda leads a team of program managers delivering global ready, localized software products and services including Azure and Azure services, SQL, Intune, Power BI, Identity Manager and cloud solutions into one hundred and eleven languages to international customers worldwide. She also manages an international test team in Redmond with suppliers based in China. Melinda joined Microsoft in 1997 and had various roles in test and engineering for the Office Division of the European Product Development Center based in Dublin, Ireland. While in Office, Melinda broadened her scope to lead multiple engineering teams and worked on a variety of projects covering both on premise and services, software and content through waterfall and agile frameworks. In July 2011, Melinda moved from Ireland to Redmond to lead a team of program managers and engineers for the international Office365 & Exchange products and services team. During that time she was successfully in evolving the localization pipeline, relationships with the engineering teams and the roles of the team to deliver projects against a weekly release cadence at scale. In April 2015, Melinda joined the Cloud + Enterprise group. Melinda is married and has three daughters who keep her busy with softball and soccer. When she gets some free time she enjoys running and has completed two marathons and over twenty half marathons in the past three years. He next goal is to complete a 50 kilometer run and also take part in the Seattle to Portland bike race which is two hundred miles over two days!


- Brief introduction of us (Microsoft Cloud + Enterprise)

- Open Source Software and Community Contribution

o Demo

- Edit Technical Content by Community through GitHub

o Demo

- Q&A


Open-source software is software whose source code is published and made available to the public, enabling anyone to copy, modify and redistribute the source code without paying royalties or fees. Open-source code can evolve through community cooperation. We would like to share with the audiences the latest Open Source product opportunities, and how local community may contribute to the development of the product, not only from the coding perspective, rather from the localization perspective.

In addition, the contribution of technical documentations through GitHub is also made available for local communities with the introduction of latest Microsoft Docs Site. We would like to share with the audiences on how to make it happen and beneficial for local technical communities.


Éric Van Thorre (Principal PM Manager, Cloud + Enterprise, Microsoft)

Melinda Dobey (Principal PM Manager, Cloud + Enterprise, Microsoft)

Terry Sheng (Asia-Pacific Regional Program Manager, Cloud + Enterprise, Microsoft)