A lesson by Hannah Leske.
Most people with significant experience booking travel online are likely to be familiar with Skyscanner. The web- and app-based company has come a long way since its early days as a flight search engine, to become a global leader in the travel industry. Skyscanner helps travelers find inspiration and deals as well as book and manage their trips. Today, more than 100 million users enjoy the company’s services every month.
For this Lesson in Localization, Nimdzi spoke with Valeria Nanni and Hristina Racheva from the Skyscanner localization team.
The “Spotify model”: Small teams come together in larger “tribes,” who work autonomously and maintain an agile approach to development and collaboration.
A strong focus on team cohesion and support: With employees working across a number of countries, the localization team goes above and beyond to foster a positive team culture.
A new hybrid model for managing vendors: Having recently implemented a new model to simplify the localization supply chain, Skyscanner’s localization team now works with four freelance translators and one medium-sized language service provider (LSP).
A foundation of solid research and careful deliberation: For decisions pertaining to vendors and tech resources alike, the localization team doesn’t rush into things. Decisions are made only after all options have been adequately researched and assessed in order to ensure the best results.
Since 2004, KAYAK has been revolutionizing the travel industry. As a metasearch, KAYAK searches other sites to show travelers the information they need to make confident travel decisions. Each year KAYAK processes billions of queries for travel information, helping travelers worldwide find the right flights, hotels, rental cars, and vacation packages.
The translation technology landscape is continually evolving, and it’s quite impressive to see just how many tools are out there right now. Yet, given the sheer number of available platforms, it can be quite daunting and confusing to shop for a solution, and you may be worrying whether you have to spend a fortune to get what you need. The good news is that with a wide variety of tools, comes a wide variety of options — for all budget levels.
Electronic Arts (or EA) is a name that needs little introduction — regardless of whether or not you’re a video game aficionado. EA is the publisher behind some of the best-known and most beloved gaming franchises out there, such as FIFA, Madden NFL, Battlefield and Sims. Chances are that if you have yet to play a game published by EA yourself, your child or someone you’re close to probably has.