Call for 2021 mini-events

Get together with others in your locale and translate as part of the 2021 WordPress Translation Day events. Mini-events can be organized by locale teamsmeetup groups, or any translation contributors and take place during the month of celebration this September.

The WordPress Translation Day 2021 event will run between September 1-30. This annual event helps give momentum for all WordPress Polyglots contributors across the world to get together, celebrate their pride in contributing to any translation of WordPress projects (themes, plugins, apps, meta, docs, etc.), share their experiences, inspire others, and elevate each Locale Team.

How You Can Get Involved 

1. Discuss the event format with your local team members. We don’t have a fixed one to follow. But to make things easier, below are some suggestions: 

  • a short contributor event (even if just a few hours), day or evening time
  • a half-day event on the weekend before or after the International Translation Day itself
  • celebrating it throughout the week by inviting people to one of the channels on your local Slack
  • holding a video discussion meeting to talk out concerns, questions, or ideas around translation projects in your locale
  • picking a project to finish together and working on it
  • clearing up the translations that are on the Waiting list
  • conducting virtual training for new PTEs/GTEs
  • working on style guide and/or glossary improvements
  • taking this opportunity to get your multilingual colleagues at work or students in the tech field to start contributing to open source 
  • or, any other format! Be creative

2. Pick a date within September 1-30, 2021 that meets your local team member’s format and goals. It could be a single day, a week or two, or even 30 days.

3. Create a Meetup page and write a post to your team’s page (if any) about the event to promote and invite more joiners. 

4. Register your event:

Learn from successful local events last year

Local events that participated in WordPress Translation Day 2020 were a great success for the Polyglots and wider WordPress community. 

  • 20+ local events in the main week of the event 
  • 175000+ strings translated
  • The most translated strings during the first week came from the French, Spanish, and Japanese-language locales
  • In the first seven days, the German team had new contributors (19 new members), followed by the Italian (19) and Indonesian (15) teams
  • 348 of the language packs were created for Spanish (Spain), 224 Dutch, and 222 Japanese
  • Contributors also worked on the translation of HelpHub and handbook (polyglots, community, design, Gutenberg, etc.) documentation, style guide and glossary refinement, and other workflow improvements within their team

Some of last year’s local event pages: Dzongkha Bhutanese (dz_BT)Kannada (kn)European Spanish (es_ES)French (fr_FR)Indonesian (id_ID)Japanese (ja)Bengali (bn_IN)Mumbai WordPress Community (gu, hi_IN, mr)Persian (fa_IR)Portuguese (pt_PT)Portuguese – Brazil (pt_BR)Russian (ru_RU)Tamil (ta_IN)Malayalam (ml_IN)Ukrainian (uk)Venezuelan Spanish (es_VE).


Contributors to this post include @kharisblank@nao@webcommsat@webtechpooja @tokyobiyori – thank you!