2016: Our Year in Review

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Last year, while walking down the memory lane, we made an almost clairvoyant comment. We said,

“we can’t wait to start working on everything that we have planned for 2016 – we are certain that the new year is going to be even more exciting for us.”

And boy, has it been exciting! We have done so much – been to so many places! Between creating brilliant new features, researching the next level of technology innovation, accepting awards, making new partnerships, raising money for charity and attending trade fairs, shows and seminars, the team here at KantanMT has been busier than Santa’s little elves this year! Continue reading

A Big Thank You to Everyone Involved in the Coastal Flag Challenge for Translators without Borders

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Last weekend one of the most important things we discovered is that folks working in the language industry are some of the coolest, smartest, most fun-loving yet hard-working people. They are also extremely generous. After attending the LavaCon and LocWorld31 Conferences, teams and members from various companies all around the world took up the Coastal Flag Challenge to hike along the Howth trail to raise money for Translators without Borders (TWB), a non-profit organisation that works to close critical language gaps that hinder humanitarian efforts worldwide. They support the work of hundreds of organisations in the areas of crisis relief, health and education. Continue reading

LocWorld is coming to town and we are organising a charity coastal hike to remember

Howth_bought.jpegIn the morning of 11 June, 2016, KantanMT and LocWorld will kick-off the Howth Coastal Flag Challenge and Treasure Hunt, to raise money for Translators without Borders. A number of companies including Lionbridge, Vistatec, Matrix and MultiLingual have already signed up to join this charity hike, which promises to be a fun-filled, activity-centric and dynamic event. Continue reading

LocWorld28 Berlin – Kindle Voyage up for Grabs from KantanMT

KantanMT LocWorld ExhibitorIt’s that time of year again and the European edition of the LocWorld conference kicks off this week from 3-5 June at the Maritim Hotel in Berlin, Germany. KantanMT are exhibiting at Stand #17.

For anyone unfamiliar with the conference, it is considered The marketplace of the language industry and is hosted by Multilingual magazine and the Localization Institute. Its purpose is to be the place where everyone from the language industry can get together to network, build business relationships and learn from industry peers.

If you haven’t registered already, check out the full program and you will see a great line up of sessions, roundtables and workshops to suit all areas within the localization industry.

The KantanMT team have spent the last couple of weeks preparing for the LocWorld conference and we have some great giveaways planned. As part of the LocWorld Prize draw visitors to the KantanMT Stand at #17 can drop their business cards in the big blue bowl to be in with a chance to win a brand new Kindle Voyage. The Voyage is Amazon’s thinnest Kindle yet and has a high-resolution 300 ppi display and a new adaptive front light.

KantanMT Giveaway

We only have one Kindle Voyage to give away, but fret not, as there is plenty of KantanMT.com branded merchandise up for grabs, including polo-shirts, 4GB USB flash drives and pens.

Tony O’Dowd, KantanMT’s Founder and Chief Architect will be available meet with attendees interested in learning about machine translation. Stop by booth #17, or send an email to info@kantanmt.com to arrange a one-on-one with Tony.

Tony will also be speaking at two sessions:

And, when it’s all over, if anyone has time to see the city for the weekend or even just a few hours on Friday before returning home. Here is a list of the top 10 must see Berlin sights!

  1. Berlin Wall
  2. Holocaust Memorial
  3. The Berlin Zoological Garden
  4. Reichstag
  5. Brandenburg Gate
  6. Museum Island
  7. Berlin Cathedral
  8. Checkpoint Charlie
  9. Humboldt Universitaet
  10. Berliner Fernsehturm (Berlin TV Tower)

For all those walkers, if the weather is good, these sights can be seen via the Sandemans free walking tour, which departs daily from East Berlin at 11 AM and 2 PM at the Brandenburg Gate.

Finally, anyone interested in learning more about KantanMT that has not registered for the conference can contact us to get a FREE guest pass to the exhibition hall for a couple of hours to meet the KantanMT team.

We hope to see you in Berlin!