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Inaugural EDUinLOC Town Hall

Where
We held the meeting in Remo.

Agenda 

  1. Introduction to the EDUinLOC initiative by the team
  2. Presentation of selected university programs as an example of what we’re teaching at the moment — where’s the current focus?
  3. Interview with localization professional Stephan Cocron (Localization Program Director at Salesforce and former Adjunct Professor at Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey) — where’s the gap between industry and academia?
  4. Round table discussions in Remo (outcomes to be reported in post-meeting survey).

Before the meeting
Thank you for those who have filled out our survey prior to the event. Please check the survey result here.

After the meeting
Thank you for participating in our first meeting on March 26th, 8 am (PSD) / 11 am (ESD). After the meeting, we kindly ask you to give us some input on your experience. Please complete the post-event survey here.


Town Hall

March 26, 2021, 11:00 am -1:00 pm (EDT)

Stephan Cocron

Localization Program Director at Salesforce and former Adjunct Professor at Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

Stephan is Localization Program Director at Salesforce.com, where he is the localization business manager for a key product line; he is also on the localization leadership team, working on team-wide initiatives (technology, language strategy, career paths). Stephan has 20 years’ experience in the language and technology space and has worked as a translator, teacher, and e-learning courseware developer. His past localization roles were at Cakewalk, Google, Yahoo!, and Symantec, and from 2013 to 2016 he was an adjunct professor at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, California. Stephan holds a master’s degree in computers and education from King’s College, London, and speaks German and French.