[fr] Il y a deux propositions portant mon nom pour SXSW -- merci de voter pour elles! Sinon, dates et description de mes prochaines conférences.
Je cherche aussi un "speaking agent" -- faites-moi signe si vous en connaissez un qui travaille avec des personnes basées en Europe. Merci d'avance!
Oh. My. God.
- Opening the Web to Linguistic Realities (co-presenting with Stephanie Troeth)
** A basic assumption on the Internet is that everybody speaks and understands one language at a time. Globalism and immigration has created an even more prominent trend of multilingualism amongst the world’s inhabitants. How can the WWW and its core technologies keep up? How can we shift our biased perspectives?
- Lost in Translation? Top Website Internationalization Lessons (panel I’m moderating)
** How do you publish software or content for a global audience? Our expert panel discusses lessons learned translating and localizing. Leaders from Flickr, Google, iStockphoto and the Worldwide Lexicon will tackle various marketing issues; how to translate the ‘feel’ of a Web site, and; best practices for software and content translation.
As you can see, both proposals revolve around the use of languages on the internet — and as you know, it’s one of the topics I care about nowadays. I’ve spoken on this topic a few times now (BlogCamp ZH, Reboot9, Google Tech Talks) and I’m looking forward to taking things further with these new chances to toss these problems around in public.
80 or so of the 700+ panel submissions to SXSW Interactive will be selected by public voting and actually take place. That’s not a lot (roughly 10%). So please go and vote for these two panels (“Amazing” will do) so that they make it into the selection. I really want to go to Austin! (Can you hear me begging? OK, over. But please vote.)
Other than that, I have a few more talks planned in the coming months:
- a talk on corporate blogging in Zürich (MScom alumni Jour Fixe, private event) [Sept. 24]
- future jobs of the web (evolution of the “webmaster”) at BlogCamp Lausanne, and probably a second session either on languages or teenagers online [Sept. 29]
- a talk on being a blogging/social media consultant in Europe for BlogOpen in Novi Sad, Serbia [
- Multilinguisme web et problèmes associés in Paris for Paris Web [Nov. 16]
And, as you might have heard, I’m looking for a speaking agent. If you can recommend any good speaking agents who work with European-based speakers, please drop me a line or a comment.