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  Matthew Romaine

Gengo-dō: Engineering the Japanese Way

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The Gengo engineering team worked incredibly hard in 2013, so as a combined year-end celebration and opportunity for engineers to work on special projects, we organized an overnight hackathon for our team of twelve. In Japanese, such a hackathon is …

  Jessica Roland

Gengo Pulse on Globalization:
A LocWorld and TAUS Founder Interview

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Localization World and Translation Automation User Society (TAUS) events are core venues for globalization professionals to share ideas, exchange stories and unveil new tools and services. Respective founders Ulrich Henes and Jaap van der Meer have been at the cutting

  Natalia Manidis

Faces of Gengo: Ivan

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Ivan began learning English when he was nine years old after his mother took him to a private tutor in his native Russia. Since then, English grew to be a huge part of Ivan’s life, later becoming the cornerstone of …

  Natalia Manidis

Gengo Pulse on Crowdsourcing: A Crowd for Every Purpose

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Crowdsourcing is distributed problem solving. You take one task (or many smaller ones) and spread it across a crowd of hundreds to thousands to solve. In our case, it’s translation, but you can also use a crowd for reviews, design, …

  Natalia Manidis

Faces of Gengo: Misty

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Misty discovered the French language while studying opera during college. Dazzled by its beauty, she took every French course available and then went on to study it on her own. And here began her French adventures. With Gengo’s flexible schedule …

  Matthew Romaine

Gengo Pulse on Tech: The Exploding API Ecosystem

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If my travel schedule was any indication, the conference season was in full swing in October. Each week was spent either absorbing new information or speaking at conferences (two in the translation industry and three in technology).

Jessica did …

  Natalia Manidis

Faces of Gengo: Lara

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Originally from Galicia, Spain, Lara is a globetrotting yogini with deep roots in Japan. She went on an exchange program there at 19 and stayed—for seven years! After studying literature in the US and Japan, Lara joined Tokyo’s fast-paced fashion …

  Seiya Vogt

Get Ahead in Business with this Body Language Infographic

Throughout your daily communication with coworkers, friends, or family, you subconsciously make thousands of different gestures and expressions. Learn why and how people nonverbally communicate with this handy infographic.

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  Jessica Roland

Gengo Pulse on Globalization:
The Translation Buffet

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Despite being more connected than ever before, we only get a taste of the massive volume of multilingual content coming from every corner of the globe. For businesses, the internet allows for an immediate international presence and low-cost distribution, but …

  Tina Koyama

Introducing the New Order Form

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In the past, translation was slow, expensive and hard to access. But by combining technology with simple design, Gengo is helping anyone read and publish across languages with one click.

With our new order form, tasks like uploading multiple …

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