Speed Bumps Episode 9

Working as a Production Manager – with Thomas Huang In this episode, we explore the responsibilities and challenges of a product manager with Thomas Hung who is a project management lead at West cost operation. Production Management is a multifaceted role that requires a person to develop multiple core competencies. If you are curious about … Read more

Speed Bumps Episode 8

Issues at the End of the Chain – with Kayla Muñoz Freelance translation and interpretation is no walk in the park. Not every project is straight-forward and not all project managers are created equal. Listen in as Salim Martell (May 2020 graduate of the Translation and Localization Management Program at MIIS) and Chiyo Mori (Japanese … Read more

Speed Bumps Episode 7

Work-Life Balance – with Kayla Muñoz How can you balance your social life and employment while functioning in the Localization industry? Listen in as Vanessa Prolow and Lina Yan Ning (both 2020 graduates from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies) discuss balance with Kayla Muñoz, a localization manager at Desmos, a math software developer. You … Read more

Speed Bumps Episode 6

Global Voices Where Speech Technology Meets Localization – with Alicia Dominick In this podcast, Sherine Emara, Nadya Rodionova, Kimberly Zie interviewed MIIS alumna, Alicia Dominick, who is a Linguist and Project Manager at SoundHound. They discuss Alicia’s path from linguist to project manager and she gives tips on how to be a versatile, team player. … Read more

Speed Bumps Episode 5

Global Talents and Technology – with Marie Flacassier and Burckhardt Rueffer Everyone’s journey into the localization industry is distinct. Join Kaixin as she discusses career paths with Marie Flacassier, the co-founder and COO of BeatBabel, and Burckhardt Reuffer, co-founder and CEO of BeatBabel, a translation and localization company based in San Diego, California. As veterans … Read more

Speed Bumps Episode 4

Challenges in Getting Funding – with Silvia Avary-Silveira Silvia Avary-Silveira, Head of Localization at Juniper Networks, describes the challenges of getting funding with hosts Silvia Pinheiro and Alex Ladd (Translation and Localization Management 2020 graduates from MIIS). They discuss strategies on how to petition funding from stakeholders and their potential speedbumps. Listen in to learn … Read more

Speed Bumps Episode 3

Localization, from China to International – with Felicia Huang Ever wonder what skills you need to localize a website? Listen as Vicky Yu (Translation & Localization Management, Class of 2020) interviews Felicia Huang, a localizer from Nordic Naturals, a nutrient and supplement provider. They will discuss some of the challenges of website localization and address … Read more

Speed Bumps Episode 2

Localization Evangelization – with Lian (Julian) Zhu Mindset is critical when it comes to localization. Join Summer and Star (Translation and Localization Management students from MIIS) as they speak with Lian (Julian) Zhu from Internest Inc.. They discuss the importance of localization and why it is sad that it is seen as an afterthought. Clients … Read more

Speed Bumps Episode 1

The Challenges of Continuous Localization – with Melvin Su In our first installment of the Speed Bumps series, Ghio Anton (Translation & Localization Management, Class of 2020) sits down with Melvin Su of Autodesk to discuss the various challenges of “CL,” or continuous localization. Continuous Localization is an approach where various localization processes, such as … Read more

Episode 1

The Challenges of Continuous Localization – with Melvin Su In our first installment of the Speed Bumps series, Ghio Anton (Translation & Localization Management, Class of 2020) sits down with Melvin Su of Autodesk to discuss the various challenges of “CL,” or continuous localization. Continuous Localization is an approach where various localization processes, such as … Read more