Author: Naoko Takano

  • Goodbye, 2020!

    Goodbye, 2020!

    As I wrote my year-in-review in Japanese, I came to the conclusion that I was “surprisingly content” with the year. Not because it was easy or went as planned, but despite it – as you can imagine. This year I: experienced the first cancellation of WordCamp of the year due to the pandemic as an […]

  • The Scots Wikipedia Story Reflection

    The Scots Wikipedia Story Reflection

    You may have read the story about the bulk of Scots Wikipedia being written by an American teenager who doesn’t speak the language. I felt the cringe. I’m involved in a volunteer-based translation project with hundreds of languages with a varying maintenance level. Who knows, something like this could happen to us too. The Guardian […]

  • WordCamp Asia 2020 “Recap”

    WordCamp Asia 2020 “Recap”

    WordCamp Asia 2020 is over — before it started. We as the organizing team have a lot more to do before we can close the books for this year, but the anticipation for the actual event has now ended. First, I want everyone to know that the cancellation decision was not made lightly. I want […]

  • Thanks for 2019, and Happy New Year!

    Thanks for 2019, and Happy New Year!

    It’s already 2020 in Japan but still 2019 somewhere in the world, right? I’ve written a long Japanese version of my year in review but I also wanted to share something here as well. Looking back, it’s been a great year thanks to some unexpected (but good!) changes and opportunities, like being selected as an […]

  • Open Source Summit Japan 2019

    Open Source Summit Japan 2019

    Last week, I volunteered at Open Source Summit Japan for the first time. I enjoyed learning from other open source community members as an attendee and volunteer.

  • My WordCamp Europe 2019 #WCEU

    My WordCamp Europe 2019 #WCEU

    Some of my highlights of WordCamp Europe 2019.