San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Metaphorically speaking, the world is shrinking every day. Ironically this means that it is getting less acceptable to brush aside cultural differences and pretend that all cultures are essentially English but with different words. Appreciating globalization is about achieving humility, understanding that the world is a lot bigger than most developers give it credit for. Most developers understand that different cultures use different date formats, number formats and currencies. However, how many developers do not know that postal code formats, phone number formats, address formats and person name formats also differ. Not to mention the issues of localizing for gender-based languages or languages with less simplistic plural forms. What about ordinal subscripts, ordinal words, alphabet character sets ? The intention of this session is to open eyes, provide globalization enlightenment and with luck it will scare the living bejeezus out of you enough to make you question every line of code you write.
When & Where
Shropshire's premiere web development user group. Shropshire Devs meets monthly at the e-Innovation centre, Telford, Shropshire. The evening comprises of a presentation from a guest speaker followed by complimentary pizza supplied to us by our proud sponsors!
The evening is free to attend and great way to learn about new technology and meet other developers around the Shropshire area.