i18n - Let's Hear It from the Engineers!

Track: Technical | T12 |   Intermediate |
Thursday, July 30, 2020, 5:45am – 6:30am
Held in: Stream 1
Adam Asnes - Lingoport 
Craig Cornelius - Google 
Hendrik Lipka - Salesforce.com 
Cornelia Sittel - Salesforce.com

In this panel discussion we will explore the following questions:

  • What are the top five internationalization (i18n) challenges that keep creeping up and hindering a complete foreign user experience?
  • Why is i18n still an issue in the age of Java, Unicode and UX professionals?
  • How does the everyday work of a software developer take global requirements into account when features are being developed?
  • How do we imagine the process of i18n engineering for emerging markets such as the native languages of India?
  • What support do developers need to provide proper i18n? What can they expect from modern frameworks and the training they receive in universities and on the job?
  • Localization professionals often wish to be included in all requirements discussions. But is that really necessary? Is it fine if the minimum viable product is not i18n-enabled in a global world?
  • What does your ideal localization (l10n) partner look like? What do you need from l10n managers and maybe language service providers to effectively enable your i18n work?
  • What are the top five best practices would you recommend to all software engineers and localization professionals?

Takeaways: Attendees  will learn why proper internationalization engineering is still hard and what we can do to make it better!