WordPress Translation Day 2021 kicks off September 1, extended to a month-long event – WP Tavern
WordPress Translation Day kicked off today and the event has been expanded to run from From September 1 to September 30 this year. WordPress Polyglots contributors around the world will be hosting mini-events throughout the month where they will translate themes, plugins, apps, meta, documents, and other important projects. Events will also focus on recruiting, virtual training for new PTE / GTE and general process improvements.
In the past, the event has been a boon to the multilingual contributor base. In 2020, the teams organized more than 20 local events, resulting in more than 175,000 translated channels. The French, Spanish and Japanese languages recorded the most translated channels during the first week of last year.
There are currently seven mini-events planned for 2021 in different locations throughout the month of September. From Portugal to Tehran via Jakarta, contributors are planning sprints to translate popular plugins and the WordPress core. In Bengaluru, one of India’s largest IT hubs, organizers will bring in new translators, including high school students interested in contributing to WordPress.
WordPress Translation Day will also include global events in the second half of the month. These events will be held in English and contributors of all experience levels are welcome to attend:
- Friday September 17 (time to be specified): Introductory WordPress Translation Day
- Sunday September 19 at 12:00 UTC: Panel on polyglot tools
- Tuesday September 21 at 11:00 UTC: Panel on Open Source Translation Communities
- Thursday, September 30 (time to be specified): Closing party – Why do you translate?
Participants will be able to participate live while the events are broadcast on YouTube. The final session will recap the events of the month, highlight successes, and also include activities and games.
This year, translators are expanding their volunteer efforts to new projects, including working with the training team to translate video workshops hosted on learn.wordpress.org, translating community team resources, translating the Block Patterns project and translating the Pattern Directory itself.
Global events combined with local mini-events are basically like a virtual polyglot WordCamp held over a period of one month. Participants will have the opportunity to connect with other translators and team leaders and share their experiences while contributing to WordPress. If you’re new and considering joining the Polyglots team, check out the new Polyglots training course at Learn WordPress.org to learn more about contributing.