Join us for our quarterly general meeting!
When: Saturday, September 13, 2014, 1:00 p.m. to
4:00 p.m. Plus: New Member Orientation from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Where: Golden Gate University, Room 5207, 536 Mission St. (between 1st
and 2nd), San Francisco
Transportation and Parking: Muni rail lines J, K, L, M, N, S or F; MUNI
street cars and buses 2, 5, 6, 9, 12, 14, 21, 31, 38, 41, or 71. BART: Montgomery station.
Door prizes! All attendees will
be eligible to enter free raffle.
12:30 p.m.: Orientation for New Members
New members and anyone who wants to know more
about NCTA are invited to join the New Member Orientation.
1:00 p.m.: Networking
meet and network with fellow translators and learn more about the association.
1:30 p.m.: NCTA Business
2:00 p.m.: Presentation: "Supporting languages in Internet software: Past, Present and Future"
In the last 20 years, there have been huge changes in the ways that software supports world languages. Starting from a simple display of Internet content for different languages to now providing multi-lingual user interfaces, the meaning of “support” has progressed to a point where voice recognition and simple voice answers are provided in various languages. In this talk, Mr. Momoi will explore how current and future demands for language support in Internet software will determine what new technologies and approaches are needed, while sharing his perspectives on subjects close to his heart – language, translation, linguistics, localization, and internationalization.
Presenter: Mr. Katsuhiko (Kat) Momoi
Mr. Momoi has worked in software internationalization for nearly 20 years – first at Netscape and then since 2005 at Google. In his previous career, he was an academic teaching Japanese language and linguistics to college students in the US. Since switching to a career in software internationalization in 1996, he has worked on Mozilla/Firefox browsers, Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Docs, Google+, Chrome, Android, Google Glass, and other general consumer applications from Google as a member of the internationalization group. He was also a key member of the Google/Apple team that successfully added a set of Emoji to the ISO/Unicode standards. His views of language and language support have been shaped by these experiences.
3:15 p.m.: Networking
Refreshments will be served at the end of the
meeting, and there will be an opportunity for networking.
We would like to thank A2Z Evaluations for being the Corporate Sponsor of this event.