Globalisation Awareness

When: 15th Jan 2018, 19:00 - 15th Jan 2018, 21:00
Where: Novotel Hotel, Long Eaton, Nottingham, NG10 4EP
Town/City: Nottingham
Organiser: BCS Nottingham & Derby Branch
Price: Free
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We welcome Gary Lefman, Chartered Engineer and BCS Fellow, who works for CISCO as the Internationalisation Architect. Gary's work is about the development of truly global products. His job is to make sure Cisco's new software and firmware can be used by people wherever they are in the world, regardless of language or culture. He speaks at language conferences and supports the advancement of global software on the Unicode and W3C technical committees. He is also the permanent technical advisor to LocWorld, the industry's largest conference.

The world is becoming ever more connected. What was once global is now local and it's happening much faster than we have ever experienced before. Gary (@CiscoL10N, www.linkedin.com/in/lefman) will deliver an eye-opening introduction to software internationalisation and localisation. He will help you to appreciate the need for making software culturally and linguistically neutral (internationalisation), and how this makes it easy to adapt applications for any region, language, or culture (localisation). This enlightening talk is aimed at anyone involved in the design, production, and delivery of apps, microservices, websites, databases, online help, and other content. If you are a UI or UX designer, coder, tester, Scrum Master, project manager, or product owner, this is for you. Revelations in this presentation will be of great importance to computer science students, where knowledge of internationalisation has the greatest impact on the future of global software engineering.

Programme:

  • 6.30pm: Registration & Refreshments
  • 7.00pm: Gary will begin his Presentation
  • 7.45pm: Take a break and chance to talk and network
  • 8.15pm: Gary will continue his presentation
  • 8.45pm: Q & A
  • 9.00pm: Meeting ends
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