On Wednesday, June 4th, I was lucky enough to be part of the Capita Translation and Interpreting team who hosted our much anticipated localisation event, aboard the MV Cill Airne on the Dublin Docks.
MV Cill Airne docked on the river Liffey
With the sun shining, and the incredible venue on the River Liffey, we were able to welcome aboard an array of guests ranging from gamers to gamblers, and from technology giants to translation partners who were also enjoying this year’s Localization World event.
We provided everyone aboard with complimentary food and drinks throughout the evening, as we discussed some of the biggest challenges and opportunities in the localisation market with industry peers.
Around 40 attendees from companies such as Microsoft, ClayTablet, Ubisoft, Across Systems, Blizzard Games, and more, engaged in open dialogues with each other about experiences in the localisation industry.
Several people mentioned that it was nice to have such a relaxed and informal networking event in the midst of an intense few days of round-tables and seminars. While the guests may have been from various places around the world, we were all speaking the same language – localisation!
With our bellies full of Guinness and mini roast beef and Yorkshire puddings, attendees took to the Nintendo Wii to battle it out.
We also managed to create quite a buzz with our heated competition on the Capita Buzz-wire. Many tried and failed, but the winner (Rebecca Connelly) completed the game in a very commanding 49 seconds! Second place was a distant 1min 32secs.
Thanks to all who attended and helped to make this event a great success! We look forward to welcoming you all next year.
Joanne Taylor, Campaign and Events Manager, Capita TI.