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Lessons in Localization: Slack

The Nimdzi Lessons in Localization series highlights the largest, most innovative, and most successful globalization programs in the world.

In today's Lesson in Localization, we look at how Slack does localization.

A lesson by  Gabriel Karandysovsky.

About Slack

Slack is where the future works — an ambitious headline from a company that has been making waves redefining how we communicate at work. Now part of the Salesforce family, Slack certainly isn’t afraid of taking on big ideas. Restructuring your work life. Simplifying teamwork. Allowing users to focus on what truly matters. Pushing the envelope when it comes to localization.

Yes, we’ve seen THAT too. The number of conversations Nimdzi has had with clients who reference Slack as a new tool for managing their localization workflow in recent months has been staggering. For this Lesson in Localization we sat down with Anca Greve, Director of Localization at Slack, so she could walk us through why Slack is a company — and a team — to keep an eye on!

TL;DR

A (relatively) small but mighty team: The team is very mature in terms of localization processes and is not afraid of innovating. Experimenting is part of the company’s DNA!

All roads lead to Slack: The designed processes and tech have been implemented with one aim — to centralize all localization-related work in the tool itself.

Fast facts:

 

Included in this lesson in localization

Localization at Slack: an overview
Organization
Culture
Languages
Project and process management
Supply chain
Quality control
Technology
This is where the future works

This has been a preview. The full report can be accessed online by Nimdzi Partners.

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The Nimdzi Lessons in Localization series highlights the most successful localization programs in the world. For more information about this series, or if you have a suggestion for an exemplary localization program that you would like to see highlighted, contact us today.

Special thanks to Anca Greve, Director of Localization at Slack for sharing a valuable lesson in localization.

This Lesson in Localization was prepared by Nimdzi's Chief Operating Officer, Gabriel Karandysovsky. If you wish to learn more, reach out to Gabriel at gabriel@nimdzi.com.

 
4 April 2022

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