WordPress Community Interview Series – Global WordPress Translation Day 2

It was a stupid idea. Contact several groups who were involved in the Global WordPress Translation Day 2, record Skype video calls and splice them all together. Stupid.

But the more I thought about it, the more I began to like the idea. Finally after a week or two of thinking it over I contacted Petya Raykovska of the Polyglots Team and asked if she had any issues with the idea. She was actually excited about it and gave me her blessing.

I began to collect information from the Polyglots Team page on make.wordpress.org. After I had randomly picked 25 teams, I contacted them and asked if they would be interested in doing a quick Skype video call , which would be eventually published on WordPress.TV.

I created a list of the teams that I had contacted and also had maps that I marked up to show the contacts, cities and timezones.

The translation event started at 00:00 UTC on Saturday, November 12th. For me, that converted to Friday evening at 7:00 PM EST. I started my first interview at 10:00 PM EST and recorded the last one at 8:30 AM EST. I was able to connect with 16 teams or individuals. This was short of the 25 I had contacted but confusion on my part about time zones led to a few being missed.

I got to talk with some great people and actually was able to spend some time chatting with 2 people who are on the WPTV Team, Pascal Casier and Olegs Belousovs.

I split the interviews into 2 parts which are a about 50 minutes in length.

I want to thank everybody that I was able to talk with Friday night and Saturday morning. AND I need to apologize to the teams that I was not able to connect with during this fantastic event!

Part 1

 

Part 2

 

For more interviews on WordPress TV click HERE.

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