MOOC for Better Localization Resourcing

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The corona virus pandemic is weighing on us all now – personally and professionally. The LocWorld team is well and we hope you are, also.
Regarding LocWorld42 in Berlin, we are in negotiations with our conference venue, the InterContinental Berlin, and are forced to wait for further developments in Germany before we can make a definitive announcement. Meanwhile, we are investigating opportunities for a virtual and safely-distant way to get together, network and learn. We promise to let you know more as soon as we can. We ask for your patience and understanding.
MOOC for Better Localization Resourcing
Track: Community | C5 |
Friday, June 16, 2017, 9:00am – 9:45am
Held in: Room H2
Presenters:
Mark Lesun - Google 
Rachele Maggiolini - Google 
Buket Vidinlisan - Google
Host: Ulrich Henes

Highly qualified localization professionals are hard to find. This is one of the main challenges in the industry, both for clients and vendors. At the core of this issue is a gap between academia and business: many translation graduates are unaware of the career opportunities available in localization, and a limited number of universities offer specialized courses. This is why Google has launched Localization Essentials: the First Localization Massive Open Online Course in the industry. In this session, Google’s localization team will focus on how the course is going to help bridge this gap. You will also learn how it may be useful to graduates, professionals and universities, and will have a sneak peek behind the scenes of its development.