Yelp Tech Talk

5:30 pm on Tuesday, February 4, 2014
6:30 pm on Tuesday, February 4, 2014
BU Center for Career Development (100 Bay State Road, 6th Floor)

Yelp helps everyone find great local businesses, whether you're a lifelong native, a traveling tourist, or a business owner looking for other services. With a single web application serving twenty-four countries (and more coming soon), covering a wide variety of languages and cultural expectations, we need robust systems for translation and localization. Our Internationalization team ("i18n", for short) focuses on these engineering challenges.

Soon, Yelp will focus on the challenges of deploying Yelp on new planets. In this talk, Alex L. will share the process of launching Yelp in a new planet (Kronos, also known as Qo’noS, the seat of the Klingon Empire). He will review some of the technical challenges involved in supporting multiple languages, character sets, and digestive systems. He will outline how our translators' work is integrated with our web application. He will also discuss how our Contextual Translations tool allows our in-house Klingon speakers to preview their translations in real-time.

If you’re interested in learning more about Yelp’s technical innovations, check out our latest projects on the Yelp Engineering blog:

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