43 episodes

"Once you stop learning, you start dying" - Albert Einstein.
Since we're low on resurrection kits, please don't f*ck it up! Join Andrej Zito as he interviews localization experts in a rather casual, yet practical way. Are you tired of boring presentations that only want to sell to you? If you value practicality more than political correctness, this is the podcast for you. Let's make localization fun again!

The Localization Podcast Andrej Zito

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"Once you stop learning, you start dying" - Albert Einstein.
Since we're low on resurrection kits, please don't f*ck it up! Join Andrej Zito as he interviews localization experts in a rather casual, yet practical way. Are you tired of boring presentations that only want to sell to you? If you value practicality more than political correctness, this is the podcast for you. Let's make localization fun again!

    Welcome To The World Of BiDi Localization - Gilad Almosnino #36

    Welcome To The World Of BiDi Localization - Gilad Almosnino #36

    This episode will introduce you to the world of BiDi localization and all its challenges. Gilad Almosnino worked at Microsoft for 20 years and he's here to challenge the status quo.

    In this interview, you can learn about Gilad's mission to improve the standards for BiDi users. But we have a lot more for you:

    ▪ Why you need a robust and inclusive design
    ▪ The problems of mirroring UI
    ▪ Going against the rules to make Windows better
    ▪ Why MS, Google, FB, and Apple gave up BiDi users
    ▪ What's wrong with Unicode's BiDi algorithm
    ▪ Why customers don't have the power to change things
    ▪ Human Design System
    ▪ How to... bribe people?!

    This is episode 36 of my social practice, also known as The Localization Podcast :) #localization and #translation insight delivered to you by the power of voice, this time with Gilad Almosnino.

    If you want to see our beautiful talking heads, head to YouTube https://youtu.be/K3R6W20s29M

    Thank you for listening and enjoy :)

    • 1 hr 30 min
    Localization News: The Ideal TMS, The Future Of OCR #7

    Localization News: The Ideal TMS, The Future Of OCR #7

    Localization News is here to talk about: What is a (TMS) Translation Management System • Still a Hassle for Translation Project Managers, But OCR Is Improving.

    This is the "tech edition" of our show and these guys don't even need articles. Oksana and Beat ended up brainstorming on the ideal TMS and how we can efficiently convert books into digital. Wow! PS: Oksana will fix her camera next time ^^

    Localization News was brought to you by Oksana Tkach (Metamova), Beat Stabuer (Globalme), and me (Andrej Zito). Casual and authentic chat about what's going on in our industry.

    Sources:


    Mars Translation blog - https://www.marstranslation.com/blog/what-is-a-tms-translation-management-system
    Slator - https://slator.com/technology/still-a-hassle-for-translation-project-managers-but-ocr-is-improving/

    Thank you for listening and enjoy :)

    • 1 hr 27 min
    The Big and Small Picture of Project Management - Gaya Saghatelyan #35

    The Big and Small Picture of Project Management - Gaya Saghatelyan #35

    This is one of the most practical interviews on localization project management. I got a chance to speak with Gaya Saghatelyan on the intricacies of managing projects at Hubspot.

    We talked about the big AND the small picture of project management. You have to understand both if you want to be relevant in the future. We invite you to learn about:

    ▪ Hubspot localization program
    ▪ What's a "flywheel" and how does localization fit in
    ▪ Scheduling, WBS, and budgets
    ▪ What's the biggest contribution you can bring in
    ▪ How to manage relationships as a PM
    ▪ Planning vs improvisation
    ▪ The benefits of JIRA
    ▪ Why you need to overcommunicate
    ▪ Overwhelmed by... El Diablo?!

    This is episode 35 of my social practice, also known as The Localization Podcast :) #localization and #translation insight delivered to you by the power of voice, this time with Gaya Saghatelyan.

    If you want to see our beautiful talking heads, head to YouTube https://youtu.be/YLpUiBOMiuM

    Thank you for listening and enjoy :)

    • 1 hr 52 min
    Localization News: How To Select LSP, Multi-Market Initiative, COVID Translation Challenge #6

    Localization News: How To Select LSP, Multi-Market Initiative, COVID Translation Challenge #6

    Localization News is here to report on: How to select a good localization service provider • Why we should be referring to localization as "multi-market" • COVID is the greatest translation challenge... ever!

    This episode gave birth to Multi-Market Avengers. We shall save the world through the power of translation.

    Localization news was brought to you by Vera Richards (Akorbi), Ilan Bloch (Baguette), and me (Andrej Zito). Casual and authentic chat about what's going on in our industry.

    Sources:


    born to be global - https://borntobeglobal.com/2020/08/13/why-we-need-to-talk-about-multi-market/
    WIRED - https://www.wired.com/story/covid-language-translation-problem/amp

    Thank you for listening and enjoy :)

    • 1 hr 41 min
    Creating A Market For Ukrainian - Tetiana Cherednychok #34

    Creating A Market For Ukrainian - Tetiana Cherednychok #34

    SBT Localization is on a mission to save the Ukrainian language. This group of volunteers got into game localization to promote their language in games. And they're hoping to create a market for Ukrainian localization.

    I spoke with Tetiana Cherednychok from SBT Localization. In this video, you'll find out:

    ▪ Why SBT Localization started with games
    ▪ Finding opportunities for localization
    ▪ How to recruit more volunteers
    ▪ Is translation a valid career in Ukraine
    ▪ Interacting with the community
    ▪ Why email notifications ruin your day
    ▪ Obsessed with... dark elves?!

    This is episode 34 of my social practice, also known as The Localization Podcast :) #localization and #translation insight delivered to you by the power of voice, this time with Tetiana Cherednychok.

    If you want to see our beautiful talking heads, head to YouTube https://youtu.be/E59k7Q4MGu4

    Thank you for listening and enjoy :)

    • 59 min
    How To Manage Linguistic Quality - Sankeshwari Deo #33

    How To Manage Linguistic Quality - Sankeshwari Deo #33

    "You want the quality to be evaluated from the look and feel of it, not a score of 1 to 10". I thought this was a fresh approach to quality management. But how exactly does it work?

    I went straight to the source - Sankeshwari Deo manages the linguistic quality at Autodesk. In this interview you'll learn:

    ▪ How to analyze the quality feedback
    ▪ First steps for setting up a quality program
    ▪ Dealing with country offices
    ▪ How to do RCA on quality issues
    ▪ Does self-certification work
    ▪ Quality of creative translations vs MT
    ▪ Translating 20k... in a day?!

    This is episode 33 of my social practice, also known as The Localization Podcast :) #localization and #translation insight delivered to you by the power of voice, this time with Sankeshwari Deo.

    If you want to see our beautiful talking heads, head to YouTube https://youtu.be/C8P6kNREW0w

    Thank you for listening and enjoy :)

    • 1 hr 39 min

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