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20May/10

Mobile Monday Chicago:  Call For Participation: Mobile Demo Showcase! Monday, June 21st @ 6 pm

Attention startups and more established companies!!

Do you have a new app, product, or service offering targeting mobile devices? If yes, then we want you to join our Mobile Demo Showcase on Monday, June 21st!

Each participant will have 10 minutes to talk about and demo their app, product, or service offering. (That includes Q&A!) Before and after the 10-minute demo rounds, each participant will also be given space around the room so that the attendees can stop by and learn more about them.

Who are we looking for?
Startups. Service providers. Entrepreneurs. Even more established & larger companies who’ve recently launched a new mobile offering are welcome to join in the fun! We would like to showcase between 6 - 8 demos. Please be located in the greater Chicagoland area.

How much does it cost?
Participation is FREE!! It’s free both for attendees and demo participants.

How can I sign up?
Demo Participants: If you would like to show off your app, product or service offering, send me a note (Anthony Hand, email info below) telling us more about you, why you should share your wonders with the world this night, plus a web link & telephone number. The Mobile Monday Chicago executive council will review all applicants and make final determinations.

Attendees: We’ll be posting meeting details on EventBrite soon. In the meantime, reserve the night in your calendar now!

When is the deadline for application?
The sooner the better!! Application deadline is Wednesday, May 26 at midnight Central time. Don’t be late!

Please help spread the word to your friends & coworkers!

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19May/10

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10May/10

Mobile Monday Chicago:  Localization Opens a World of Opportunities, Monday, 5/17, 6 pm

Please join us for the next gathering of mobile industry professionals & enthusiasts on Monday, May 17, 2010, at 6:00 pm. Reserve the date in your calendar now!

Registration is FREE but seats are limited. Please RSVP today at:

http://may2010momochi.eventbrite.com

PRESENTATION OVERVIEW

The presentation will focus on the market opportunities and technical factors that can make and break mobile app localization iniatives both from a cost and quality perspective. After providing an overview of the global mobile app market, Aaron will give you a deeper understanding of how the localization industry works, including insights into industry-standard tools and how these may affect your localization strategy and vendor-selection process. Then we will look at the specifics of successful localization of apps for the major platforms, discussing strategies for decreasing the cost of cross-platform localization. Examples from successful localization projects for Glyph clients such as Appigo (Todo, Accufuel for iPhone), Conducive Technology (FlightStats for Android), OnAir (cross-platform) and Avatron (Air Sharing for iPhone).

1. Global Smartphone and Mobile App Market
2. Why Localize
3. Internationalization Keys
4. Overview on Localization Industry, Processes and Technology
5. Localization Tips (iPhone/iPad, Android, Blackberry)
6. Localizing Across Platforms
7. Aligning Localization of App and Platform-Internal UI Strings
8. Localization Consistent with Existing Platform
9. Testing

MEETING DETAILS
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Date: Monday, May 17, 2010
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Topic: Localization Opens a World of Opportunities
Presenter: Aaron Schliem, CEO, Glyph Language Services
Location: ThoughtWorks, 200 E. Randolph St., 25th Floor, Aon Center, Chicago, IL 60601
Location Notes: Participants must register to get on the official attendance list. At the venue, please sign-in at the reception desk on the first floor. Picture ID required.
Directions: Please see the ThoughtWorks web site for details. The State/Lake Street and Randolph/Wabash El stops (all lines) are about 2 blocks away. The building is a block off Michigan Ave. and is also well served by buses.
Parking: There is parking in the Aon Center and neighboring buildings. There is less expensive parking on Lake Street just west of Michigan Ave, plus several other parking structures in the vicinity.

MEETING AGENDA
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6:00 pm – Sign-In / Light refreshments
6:30: Featured Presentation: “Localization Opens a World of Opportunities”
7:30 pm > Refreshments / Networking

ABOUT THE SPEAKER
After completing degrees in International Relations and Molecular Biology at the University of Wisconsin, Aaron set off for Chile, where he began his first language company with a focus on writing and editing scientific journal submissions for Chilean scientists and on developing unconventional language learning plans for motivated professionals.

Upon his return to the US, all roads led to Seattle where Aaron joined two linguists and a software developer to launch Glyph Language Services in 2001. With the sweat of our collective brow, and never forgetting that language is more an art than a science, Glyph has seen robust growth, our message resonating first with the top businesses and organizations in the US Pacific Northwest and eventually with clients worldwide.

As CEO, Aaron drives Glyph’s strategic vision, which is oriented toward mobile application localization, games & multimedia localization and specialized terminology consulting and data development. With machine translation emerging as a viable tool to decrease localization costs, Aaron is driving Glyph’s implementation of machine translation focusing on innovative strategies to improve post-editing speed and translator satisfaction.

IMPORTANT NOTES
Please remember to RSVP by noon on the day of the presentation in order to get on the official registration list for our host’s security system.

Special thanks to our generous host and sponsor, ThoughtWorks!

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8May/10

Featured Blog Posts - Chicago Android:  XML Tutorial on Android

Here are the links to my presentation and code

Presentation

https://docs.google.com/present/edit?id=0AZmBpThTSbnQZGNyZms1NHJfMjU1Z212NTg2ZnE&hl=en


Code Repo

http://code.google.com/p/android-helper/source/checkout?repo=xmltutorial


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8May/10

Featured Blog Posts - Chicago Android:  XML Tutorial on Android

Here are the links to my presentation and code

Presentation

https://docs.google.com/present/edit?id=0AZmBpThTSbnQZGNyZms1NHJfMjU1Z212NTg2ZnE&hl=en


Code Repo

http://code.google.com/p/android-helper/source/checkout?repo=xmltutorial


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4May/10

Mobile Monday Chicago:  Chicago Android: Code Workshop, Sat. 5/8 at 9 am

Our friends at the Chicago Android group are organizing an Android Code Workshop for Saturday, May 8, from 9 am - 1 pm. The workshop includes lunch. Early registration is free, but donations appreciated to help pay for lunch.

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1May/10

Mobile Monday Chicago Events:  Localization Opens a World of Opportunities

Please join us for the next gathering of mobile industry professionals & enthusiasts on Monday, May 17, 2010, at 6:00 pm.  Reserve the date in your calendar now!


PRESENTATION OVERVIEW

The presentation will focus on the market opportunities and technical factors that can make and break mobile app localization iniatives both from a cost and quality perspective. After providing an overview of the global mobile app market, Aaron will give you a deeper understanding of how the localization industry works, including insights into industry-standard tools and how these may affect your localization strategy and vendor-selection process. Then we will look at the specifics of successful localization of apps for the major platforms, discussing strategies for decreasing the cost of cross-platform localization. Examples from successful localization projects for Glyph clients such as Appigo (Todo, Accufuel for iPhone), Conducive Technology (FlightStats for Android), OnAir (cross-platform) and Avatron (Air Sharing for iPhone).

1. Global Smartphone and Mobile App Market
2. Why Localize
3. Internationalization Keys
4. Overview on Localization Industry, Processes and Technology
5. Localization Tips (iPhone/iPad, Android, Blackberry)
6. Localizing Across Platforms
7. Aligning Localization of App and Platform-Internal UI Strings
8. Localization Consistent with Existing Platform
9. Testing

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