Call for Applicants: FIFAfrica17 Localization Sprint


Localization Lab is coming to the 2017 Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa (#FIFAfrica17)!

Date: September 26th & 27th, 2017
Time: 08:00 - 17:30
Venue: Sunnyside Park Hotel, Princess Of Wales Terrace, Parktown, Johannesburg, Gauteng

FIFAfrica brings together a diverse set of stakeholders to discuss the future and advancement of Internet freedom in Africa over the course of several days. This year's event is taking place from the 26th to 29th of September in Johannesburg and Localization Lab will be there hosting a Localization Sprint to adapt digital security and circumvention technology into local languages!

This workshop is the perfect opportunity to advance adoption of Internet freedom tools in Africa through translation of technologies and creation of key resources to support the education, training and adaptation of digital security and circumvention tools going forward. At the Localization Sprint participants will address the linguistic biasses in existing technology and discuss adaptation of technology and resources to meet the needs of local communities. The two-day workshop will include collaborative translation and review of select digital security and circumvention tools into local languages with special focus placed on the standardization of digital security terminology and technical language.

If you are attending FIFAfrica and are interested in participating, apply here.

Registration deadline: September 22nd, 2017