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Community Translation at Facebook
Speaker: Aaron Babst Topic Description: Over 2 billion people use Facebook each month to connect. Come learn how the Internationalization team at Facebook is scaling to meet the language needs of its large and diverse community. This talk will cover Facebook's Community Translation project and how the Facebook Internationalization team is giving people the power to build community and bring the world closer together in languages people understand. Through Community Translation, Facebook has enabled support for over 100 languages and is able to support endangered languages. We'll cover the history, highlights and learnings from partnering with the community. Speaker Bio: Aaron Babst is the manager of the Internationalization Program Management team at Facebook. He has a background in launching products that allow communities to collaborate; before Facebook he spent several years at Google working on the launch of Google Translate Community and Google Local Guides. Aaron believes that when people are more open and connected it helps us embrace our differences and makes the world a better place. Aaron is originally from Portland, Oregon but now calls San Francisco home. No webcast/livestream or recording. Please join us in person! Networking 6:30 - 7 PM Fitbit will provide refreshments and snacks. Code of Conduct Policy: SF Globalization strives to provide a comfortable environment for an open exchange of ideas, and does not tolerate harassment of any kind. We reserve the right to remove attendees who violate this principle from our events. If you experience or observe harassment, please notify any member of the SF Globalization leadership team. Public Transport: Take Bart or Muni to Embarcadero Station. Exit the Embarcadero station and turn to Beale St. Walk on Beale towards Howard St for 6 mins. Fitbit HQ is located at the intersection of Howard and Beale St. Main entrance to the building is on the left side from Starbucks. Parking: Closest parking lot is Lot #[masked] Fremont Street, San Francisco CA[masked]https://lots.impark.com/IMP/EN?latlng=37.77038390870099,-122.4192867539673&zoom=14&_ga=2.11641076.1941717105.1531249991-1141577357.1531249991#details=37,344 This indoor valet garage serves Eastern SOMA and is located near the Transbay terminal. This garage offers 24/7 access for monthly parkers and business hour access for daily parkers. More available parking garages in the area: http://www.impark.com/find-your-city/

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199 Fremont Street, 14th Floor · San Francisco, ca

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Who we are

SF Globalization brings together people in and around San Francisco who are interested in the globalization of content of any type and format (e.g. software, mobile apps, web content and online services, social media, marketing, video) intended for international audiences.

Globalization includes everything that’s needed to get products ready for success worldwide: investigating the variations in product requirements, designing user experiences that are tailored to local expectations, internationalizing the software to handle the differences and enable worldwide communication, creating localized configurations, and translating the user interface and content.

Our events are local and in person. We do not record or livestream the presentations.

Schedule

Our typical meeting schedule (Pacific Time):
6:30-7:00 pm Networking and snacks
7:00-8:30 pm Presentation and discussion
8:30-9:00 pm Social time, extended Q&A

Information for presenters and hosts

SF Globalization is looking for both presenters and hosts.

• Information on hosting SF Globalization (
https://www.meetup.com/sf-globalization/pages/24620058/Hosting/)

• Speaker guidelines (https://www.meetup.com/sf-globalization/pages/24620687/Speaker_Guidelines_and_Tips)

Related groups

SF Globalization was started as an option for those who are not able to attend South Bay GILT events, such as IMUG (http://imug.org/), the International Multilingual User Group, which has been meeting regularly in Silicon Valley since the 1980s.

Code of Conduct

SF Globalization strives to provide a comfortable environment for an open exchange of ideas, and does not tolerate harassment of any kind. We reserve the right to remove attendees who violate this principle from our events. If you experience or observe harassment, please notify any member of the SF Globalization leadership team.

PLEASE DO NOT USE MEETUP MESSAGING, COMMENTING, OR OTHER FEATURES FOR SALES, MARKETING, OR FUNDRAISING. COMPLAINTS FROM OTHER MEMBERS WILL RESULT IN IMMEDIATE EXPULSION FROM THE GROUP.

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