Webinar: Managing Software i18n Development and Localization

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Let’s suppose you’re having new global sales opportunities, or your company’s software products are already global. You want to make the software development and localization process better. There’s usually plenty of room for improvement saving both money and hassle. Based on our experience performing and assisting companies with both i18n (internationalization) products and development services, we’ll be presenting a condensed approach to managing software i18n development and localization processes more effectively.

You’ll learn:

  1. How to manage the business case – get good metrics, enough time and money
  2. A Checklist for establishing requirements
  3. Building a plan (including examples)
  4. Steps for successful implementation coordinated across development and localization
  5. How to integrate localization with development
  6. Improving ongoing globally focused software development

While Lingoport is well known for our Globalyzer software suite, we also perform a considerable amount of software internationalization implementations – generally under tight deadlines and budget constraints. This webinar will include aspects of our methodology for repeatable success over a wide variety of technologies and applications.

Who should attend:

  • Development managers
  • Team leads
  • Internationalization leads
  • Localization managers and engineers
  • QA Leadership

Here are the details:

Date: April 9, 2014

Time: 9:30 am PDT/12:30 EDT/6:30pm CET.

Presenter: Adam Asnes, Lingoport’s Founder and CEO

Making Static Analysis Work for Software Internationalization and Localization

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A proactive approach to building and maintaining software supporting global customers, and their language and cultural requirements

Static Analysis, a process of evaluating source code for ongoing development without running the software like during testing, has been effectively harnessed for supporting quality, security and other coding requirements. We will show how it can be applied to globalized software development for big productivity and release gains.

What’s Good: Potential as a big time saver, better quality and releases. Quickly find and assist with internationalization (i18n) and ongoing U/I changes affecting localization (L10n).

What’s Bad: If it’s not properly implemented, static analysis can be a forest of false-positive issue distractions.

We’ll take a practical look at how to make static analysis internationalization and localization work for your team.

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Duration: 50 minutes

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Here’s what we’ll cover:

  • Background on static analysis and testing for globalization
  • Agile development demands on globalization
  • Successful real world examples
  • Benchmarks for accuracy and acceptance
  • Continuous integration for i18n & L10n
  • Working on legacy code
  • Working on ongoing development
  • Connecting U/I changes with translation systems

Who should attend: 

Technical managers and engineers looking for a systematic way to improve the development, release and ongoing features for software that supports languages and cultural formatting worldwide.

Webinar: Bridging the Gap Between Development and Localization

Webinar: October 15, 2013, 9AM Pacific, Noon Eastern, 18:00 CEST

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We hear a common complaint – a disconnection between management, development teams and localization. This is compounded by agile sprints and releases that are unforgiving in terms of backlogs for localization testing and bug fixing. In fact, the whole traditional iterative method of testing for internationalization and localization issues is inefficient and agile-unfriendly, as by nature it’s late in the process and requires additional iterative steps. It’s not generally integrated right into development except by hoping teams are “doing the right thing.”

Though global software customers are growing, they might not be getting the best user experience, and it’s hard for your teams to measure and integrate ongoing global quality metrics. We check for all kinds of bugs and security with automated tools that integrate into development process. But what about issues like software internationalization and localization?

What: Bridging the Gap between Development and Localization Webinar – a new integrated system for monitoring and managing internationalization and localization

When: Tuesday, October 15, 2013, 9AM Pacific, Noon Eastern, 18:00 CEST

(We are considering a second presentation at an earlier time for Europeans and others. Please email if you have a strong preference for that)

Cost: Free

In this webinar, we’ll be showing real world projects managed with a new solution using the best parts of Globalyzer’s internationalization (i18n) static analysis combined with technologies for localization and activity visualization that we’ve been developing since last year.  The result bridges development and localization processes simplifying activities, making metrics easy and visible and aiding the entire flow of building and localizing products for ongoing development.

What you’ll learn:

  • How to integrate software globalization more tightly with ongoing development
  • How to make faster and more complete progress on internationalization technical debt
  • Easier way to manage and integrate localization of existing and ever changing resource files
  • An easy way to pinpoint issues even before testing, and certainly before localization

Who should attend:

  • Development Managers
  • Localization Managers
  • Project and Product Managers
  • Developers
  • Localization Engineers
  • Localization Specialists

We’ll have live Q&A as well. You are welcome to submit questions in advance or during the webinar.

Continuous Internationalization (i18n) in Every Sprint and Release

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What if you could monitor and fix internationalization (i18n) issues while developing code, without even necessitating running a tool? We’ve been up to something that fundamentally changes the way i18n integrates into development cycles. It’s easy and so simple we’re kicking ourselves for not thinking of it years ago.

It’s called Globalyzer Express and we’re going to show you why we think it’s a game-changer for software i18n and L10n in this world of global customers.

Globalyzer Express Dashboard for i18n

Software development is embracing internationalization (i18) as a fundamental building block for a quality localization effort, but most development teams must take an ad-hoc approach to i18n. They have lacked the systems to do otherwise. It goes against quality software development practices to wait to verify a fundamental requirement during testing or worse – after localization, as it costs more in time and iterations. Some companies are sophisticated in their approach to pseudo localization, and that’s great, but it’s still test focused, potentially creating new technical debt and backlogs.

The challenge is to make i18n visible, easy, actionable and a seamless part of ongoing development – and not just the domain of i18n experts.

We’ll be presenting a compelling demonstration of how continuous internationalization (i18n) and localization (L10n) can be easy, scalable and affordable.

When: Webinar recorded on July 31, 2013 – 45 minutes

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Presenters: Adam Asnes, Lingoport’s CEO and Olivier Libouban, Lingoport Product Manager and Globalization Architect

What you’ll learn:

  • Why the status quo for managing i18n breaks basic principals of software development efficiency – especially for agile teams
  • How to integrate i18n and L10n measurement into your source code with no tools learning curve and super-easy reporting
  • A better way to bridge gaps of understanding and process between localization and product development

We’ll be working with open source projects showing a production environment with real software and not just running on PowerPoint.

The presentation will include a Q&A portion, which is usually pretty lively.

Who should attend:

  • Development Managers
  • Localization Managers
  • Program Managers
  • Engineers

Webinar: Internationalization Cost Study

Painting a true cost of your internationalization (i18n) process –

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Fixing i18n bugs is expensive. Exponentially so, the longer one waits to fix them.  The industry talks about costs associated with this process conceptually, but without concrete figures supported with historical data to show true losses, no one really quite believed the cost figures that were being estimated.

For example: Would you believe that a small product of 100,000 lines of code on Java could introduce approx. 2,000 embedded strings and 1,719 methods/classes and functions i18n bugs, and take about 2,400 hours to refactor?

Would you equally believe that the process could be reduced to about 675 total hours?

Internationalization Return On Investment (ROI) Calculator –

To our knowledge, no study conducted to date includes historical data of internationalization issues found across programming languages. Nor has a body established a framework to understand cost parameters involved in a i18n project and the cost of when a i18n bug has been found and refactored. Lingoport is in a unique position to present data and its framework from experiences with its internationalization software (Globalyzer) and services that each company can use to better understand the cost and room for improvement in their internationalization processes.

In this webinar, we will review the internationalization cost study and provide the numbers/supporting data to learn:

  • Frequency of types i18n issues in code
  • The financial effect of timing for fixing issues
  • Why testing isn’t enough
  • The financial benefits of finding and fixing i18n issues at the source
  • How using Globalyzer creates savings in time and money
  • What’s still involved with maintaining code that’s already internationalized

Webinar Details:

  • When: Webinar was June 5th. Recording now available when registering below
  • Duration: 45 minutes
  • Cost: Only your time
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Presenters: Adam Asnes, Lingoport CEO & Olivier Libouban, Globalization Architect

VMware – Lingoport: A Collaboration in the Globalization of Partner Central

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Partner and corporate portals continue to increase in importance as enterprises look to communicate and assist its partners and resellers more successfully with product training, sales and marketing resources and incentives. With partners around the world, providing content in their native language becomes critical for deeper acceptance and membership growth.

In this webinar case study, Lingoport and VMware will review the business case to globalize VMware’s Partner Central portal to its constituents around the world. Join us as we detail the challenges faced in gaining executive support to technical implementation of the internationalization, localization and QA aspects of the project. VMware will also detail solutions developed and lessons learned, valuable to any company approaching an internationalization and localization project.

When: This webinar was recorded on Wednesday, February 20th at 11am MT (GMT-7)
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Duration: one hour

Speakers:
VMware:

  • Naeem Randhawa, Senior Manager
  • David Wylie, Partner Portal Manager
  • Jeff Chang, Director Corporate Globalization.

Lingoport:

  • Adam Blau, VP Sales
  • Milen Epik, Globalization Program Manager

Webinar attendees will learn:

  • Building business and executive support as well as measuring impact of globalization on goals.
  • Challenges and specific solutions to internationalization challenges of a web-based portal.
  • Solutions to remedy technical dependencies with Salesforce.com, content management systems and translation management systems.
  • Program Management support and practices for successful delivery across cross-functional teams.

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Building a Scalable i18n Initiative

There are several major business drivers that push companies into internationalization efforts in support of localization. Activities involved in the planning required for an internationalization assessment, implementation and ongoing support is often ad-hoc and woefully inadequate. The result is that the internationalization process is often messy, incomplete, over budget and late. There can also be inertia that needs to be overcome, in having management and team members understand and embrace globalization requirements and process. In a recent Lingoport survey, 73% of respondents had stated they experience product release delays due to i18n.

In our next webinar, we will discuss how to build repeatable success with internationalization initiatives, including:

  • Building your case for funding
  • Assessing the technical challenges
  • Creating a plan
  • Optimizing for concurrent development
  • Taking advantage of systems for success and ongoing i18n support
  • Ongoing localization updates


Lingoport, though known for it’s Globalyzer and Resource Manager products, has been performing extensive internationalization services over a wide variety of software applications and programming technologies. Over the years we’ve developed highly reliable methods for scoping and performing scalable i18n work. We’ll share what we’ve learned about successful initiatives.

When: This webinar was originally held on Thursday, February 7th
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Duration: 35 minutes

Who should watch:

  • Software Development Managers
  • Localization Managers
  • Product Managers
  • Program Managers
  • Localization and Development Engineers interested in refining globalization practices

Path to Agile Localization

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Many have made the conclusion that Agile development and localization cannot coexist in a mutually reinforcing way. With its inherent nature for disruptions and change, globalization teams know the distress it imposes on downstream localization activities. Agile development however is here to stay. While there are important friction points between the two methodologies – they can be bridged with smart technology and a state of Agile localization can be achieved. In this webinar, we will discuss the causes for friction and how automation via Lingoport’s Resource Manager can be used to allow localization to become an Agile process, embracing change instead of resisting it. The webinar will cover real world examples along with a detailed demonstration of how this process works to make localization and development updates visible and smoothly enabled across your organization.

When: This webinar was originally held on December 19th

Duration: 45 minutes

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Who Should Attend:

  • Localization Management
  • Localization Engineers
  • Development Management
  • Program Managers
  • Product Managers

About the Presenters: 

Adam Asnes founded Lingoport in 2001 after seeing firsthand that the niche for software globalization engineering products and services was underserved in the localization industry. As Lingoport’s President and CEO, he focuses on sales and marketing alliances while maintaining oversight of the company’s internationalization services engineering and Globalyzer product development. Adam is a frequent speaker and columnist on globalization technology as it affects businesses expanding their worldwide reach. For creative inspiration and fun, Adam enjoys cycling and Colorado’s Rocky Mountains.

Richard Sikes has been immersed in technical translation and localization for over 25 years. He has managed localization teams at several industry-leading software companies, and he contributes frequently to MultiLingual magazine. As a freelance localization technology expert and writer, he focuses on translation technologies, industry best practices and project management solutions. Richard holds a BA in fine arts from the University of California, Diplom Betriebswirt (FH) from the Volkshochschule Heidelberg, and an MBA from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management.

Olivier Libouban, a native of France, has been working for 25 years in the software industry, for large corporations and start ups, as a software engineer and as a project manager. Olivier has a wide ranging experience in the US, France, Switzerland, and Norway, in R&D departments as well as for client projects of all sizes with complex software environments. Olivier has a Diplôme d’Ingénieur from the National Institute of Applied Sciences in France and a Masters Degree in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin at Madison.


Staying Global in an Agile World

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Time and again, we’ve come to realize that what sounds like a “simple” process of reintegrating translated strings back into a source repository is a tedious process. Customers tell us it takes a lot of man hours and even more test iterations to integrate strings after they have been localized. This is in addition to verifying which files are the most recent and automating a workflow to manage the whole process. Problems are compounded with ongoing releases and U/I changes, making agile in localization sometimes impossible. One of our SaaS prospects even told us they were skipping localization for many of their release cycles due to the pain of the localization engineering time that went into reintegrating localization updates.

Watch this interactive online event and learn how to optimize the file management process between software development and localization.

Learn about staying global in an agile world as we’ll discuss how to:

  1. Provide scalability for releases to many locales in agile cycles
  2. Streamline resource file management between software development and localization
  3. View visual status of locale-readiness and monitor progress

Date/Time: This webinar was orignially held on September 26, 2012
Intended Audience: Globalization program managers, software development managers and engineers, localization managers and engineers, technically oriented localization and internationalization engineers
Webinar Highlights:

  • New technology that connects localization to source code changes
  • Reducing localization release risk
  • Connecting visibility between Development and Localization

About the Presenters: 

Adam Asnes founded Lingoport in 2001 after seeing firsthand that the niche for software globalization engineering products and services was underserved in the localization industry. As Lingoport’s President and CEO, he focuses on sales and marketing alliances while maintaining oversight of the company’s internationalization services engineering and Globalyzer product development. Adam is a frequent speaker and columnist on globalization technology as it affects businesses expanding their worldwide reach. For creative inspiration and fun, Adam enjoys cycling and Colorado’s Rocky Mountains.

Richard Sikes has been immersed in technical translation and localization for over 25 years. He has managed localization teams at several industry-leading software companies, and he contributes frequently to MultiLingual magazine. As a freelance localization technology expert and writer, he focuses on translation technologies, industry best practices and project management solutions. Richard holds a BA in fine arts from the University of California, Diplom Betriebswirt (FH) from the Volkshochschule Heidelberg, and an MBA from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management.

Olivier Libouban, a native of France, has been working for 25 years in the software industry, for large corporations and start ups, as a software engineer and as a project manager. Olivier has a wide ranging experience in the US, France, Switzerland, and Norway, in R&D departments as well as for client projects of all sizes with complex software environments. Olivier has a Diplôme d’Ingénieur from the National Institute of Applied Sciences in France and a Masters Degree in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin at Madison.

Top-Five Considerations When Internationalizing Software

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It’s very common for software development enterprises to experience a bumpy start when internationalizing their applications.

From working with big global companies and up-and-coming development shops alike, we’ve learned that projects often teeter between success and failure because the team did not fully understand the entire scope of their project, which is usually much more than just string externalization. You shouldn’t have to learn things the hard and expensive way.

In this fast-paced 30-minute webinar, Lingoport internationalization experts provided the top five considerations any software development program manager needs to consider before delving into a software internationalization project.

This webinar was originally held on Wednesday, August 22nd at 11am PDT and covered what issues beyond the string externalization exercise are affected by i18n, how i18n affects various pieces of code functionality, what business goals drive internationalization, and more.

About the presenter:
Adam Blau is an experienced globalization executive and overseer of Lingoport’s growing account base and global outreach strategy. Adam, having lived in Germany for over nine years, is a fluent German speaker with a knack for travel. Previously, Adam worked at Milengo, where he oversaw their worldwide sales team residing in North and South America as well as Europe. Adam received his degree in economics and German from Bates College in Maine and holds a Strategic Sales Management certificate from the University of Chicago. A connoisseur of culture, Adam loves to travel (logging over 100,000 miles in 2011) and cook.