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E.g., 09/29/2020

Preserving Navajo with a Duolingo Course Translation

Tuesday, 05 November, 2019 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM


1100 West Traverse Parkway
Lehi, UT 84043
United States

Network with translation & localization professionals and hear from members of the Navajo Nation who developed this Duolingo course.

About this Event


Mix and mingle with localization managers, engineers, and translators from local software companies, non-profits, multi-level marketing firms, LSPs, educational institutions, and other organizations.

This event is jointly organized by Women in Localization Utah Chapter, Silicon Slopes Localization, and the Utah Translators & Interpreters Association.

Presentation: Preserving Navajo with a Duolingo Course Translation

Speakers: Members of the Navajo Nation who developed the course

A little over one year ago Duolingo published their Navajo course for English speakers, making learning the basics of the language more accessible than ever before. This course was developed and translated by a dedicated group of volunteers made up of educators, administrators, and students within San Juan County School District. Members of the Navajo Nation representing this volunteer group will share the origins of the project, their experience with Duolingo, and their aspirations for how this course will aid the Navajo language, both in real life and online.


4:00-4:30 Refreshments & Networking

4:30-5:30 Presentation: "Preserving Navajo with a Duolingo Course Translation" by members of the Navajo Nation

5:30-6:00 More Refreshments & Networking

#1 Event Rule: No Selling

This event is adopting an increasingly popular rule for localization mixers and events: no selling. We want everyone to feel comfortable here. This does not prevent you from exchanging business cards or telling people about your company when you are asked, but we want to keep this far from the killing grounds where aggressive salespeople scare away everyone else. Seriously.

Long Term Association

As Utah's economy grows - and the Silicon Slopes become a larger tech hub - we see a need to form a localization community that fosters collaboration, professional growth, and sharing of new ideas.

Thank you to our host, Xactware!

When you have a chance, please thank Casey Garland and others at Xactware for generously hosting this event! We appreciate our many generous sponsors who help keep these events free for all to enjoy!