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ProZ.com powwow: Current state of prof. translation

December 4, 2009, 7:00 pm
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I wanted to propose a Powwow to discuss the current state of professional translation. With free tools like Google Translate and companies using Crowdsourcing (non-professional translators working for free), we, professional translators, need to find ways to set us apart from all that.

I was also thinking that the best time to have the powwow is before the really bad weather hits us.

Edit: Since the 27th is Thanksgiving weekend, I moved the date one week forward. Sorry for the confusion.


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Interested members (22) / Confirmed: 5
Name NoteWill Attend
Claudia Alvis  \"Organizer\" \"Reporter\" Since the 27th is Thanksgiving weekend, I moved the date one week forward. The new date is Dec 4th. Sorry for the confusion.  y
Alp Berker   I'll try. if anyone can make mine that would be nice. http://www.proz.com/powwow/2828  
Kim A. Meyers   As for now, 12/04 as the designated event date, I have a commitment scheduled, so can't attend. Would love to attend Chicago's based meeting next time.  n
Maria Fagrelius   Will attend  y
Paul Grens   Hello everyone. Keep me posted on the date and location, I'll definitely try to come.   
Gabriel Baum   Excellent idea but unfortunately I'll be in San Francisco on this (new) date. Keep me advised - if you have to move the date again, 12-2 would be pefect.  
Lodovico Passalacqua   ...  
Xdigamechicago   Yes, a great idea for a meeting. I'm not clear on what the date is, but I think I could do either a week before or after the 27th.  
Lindsay Morgan   ...  
Xrdg   Would love to attend the pow-wow but can't make that date. I look forward to other, future events!  
Marleen Julien  \"Photographer\" ...  
MeganMerrill   ...  
XIFTranslator (X)   I would love to attend - unfortunately I have a prior committment the evening of 12/4 but hope to attend future events with Chicago-based translators.  n
Myriam Young   Unfortunately, I won't be able to make it. Have a great time!  n
Ivan Petryshyn  \"Reporter\" ivan petryshyn  
OliverSeanJames   OliverSeanJames  
joseburgos   Jose Burgos  
Kathryn Sanderson   Looking forward to first powwow  y
Marna Renteria   I wouldl like to attend. 14:00 Central time?  
Erkan Dogan   I will definitely make it! See you there!  y
OHernandez   I can bring some crackers + cheese. I'll see you tonight.  y
Tom Weber   I have another commitment. Sorry! It looks great. Thanks for your efforts!  n




Postings about this event


Powwow: Chicago - United States

Claudia Alvis  Identity Verified
Peru
Local time: 13:19
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Forum Nov 14, 2009

I started a thread about the Chicago Powwow. I'll be posting different link about the topic of the powwow, which is Crowdsourcing+TM+new technologies, so if anybody has other links, comments or any information, please use that thread: http://www.proz.com/forum/powwow_organizers/149126-powwow_in_chicago_december_4th_2009.html

 

Claudia Alvis  Identity Verified
Peru
Local time: 13:19
Member
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Change of date Oct 23, 2009

Since the 27th is Thanksgiving weekend, I moved the date one week forward. Sorry for the confusion.

 

joseburgos  Identity Verified
Local time: 12:19
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coming from Iowa Nov 14, 2009

Keep me posted

 

digamechicago  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 12:19
English to Spanish
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POWWOW LOCATION Oct 31, 2009

The powwow will be held at the following location on Friday, December 4th:

Dígame Language Instruction
2504 N. California Ave
Chicago, IL 60647

Close to 90/94 and the Blue Line.

Time is TBA but early evening, start time 6 or 7 most likely.


 

Maria Fagrelius
United States
Local time: 12:19
Member (1970)
Time Nov 25, 2009

Is the time confirm? Thank you!

 

Claudia Alvis  Identity Verified
Peru
Local time: 13:19
Member
Spanish
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Time and refreshments Nov 25, 2009

Hi Maria,

The time is not yet confirm. There are two tentative times: 6-8 and 7-9. I'd appreciate if all people that will attend post here which would be better. Also, Camille and I were wondering about the refreshments. The Powwow will take place at 'Dígame Language Instruction' so maybe we could have something delivered if anyone wants to eat. I've never attended a Powwow, so any ideas are welcome.


 

Claudia Alvis  Identity Verified
Peru
Local time: 13:19
Member
Spanish
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Chicago Powwwow tonight! Dec 4, 2009

The powwow will be held at the following location on Friday, December 4th at 7pm (Chicago time):

Dígame Language Instruction
2504 N. California Ave
Chicago, IL 60647

Close to 90/94 and the Blue Line.

If you need to contact me, my cell phone number is 773-273-9095.

Claudia


 

Claudia Alvis  Identity Verified
Peru
Local time: 13:19
Member
Spanish
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Chicago Powwwow tonight! (2) Dec 4, 2009

Erkan has offered to bring some beverages and cups (thanks!) and I can bring some chips and plates. If anybody wants to bring something, feel free to do so but let me know or post it here so we won't have too much of the same thing. Also, there are only 5 confirmations, if you're planning to join us tonight, please confirm your attendance so we can have an idea of how many people to expect.

Claudia


 

Claudia Alvis  Identity Verified
Peru
Local time: 13:19
Member
Spanish
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Thank you Dec 7, 2009

I want to thank all who attended the Chicago powwow. It was very nice meeting you all.

 

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