The XTRF Community, originally inspired by a community-building project by Starbucks, has been incredibly beneficial. Not only has it provided a forum for sharing ideas amongst XTRF users and staff, but it has also evolved into XTRF Academy, and resulted in some excellent ideas for the software’s development. 36 of these ideas implemented thus far, and there are many more in the pipeline. Discover what we’ve learned from Starbucks, our clients and our partners.
At first, my primary concern was increasing the number of clients and the total volume of jobs. Previously, my “business hours” as a freelancer were limited to 2-3 hours per evening plus time devoted to translation on several weekends.
XTRF is hitting the road for this fall’s conference season. As we pack our suitcases, we share why we find attending conferences so valuable: from meeting our clients and partners face-to-face, to keeping up-to-date with industry trends, exchanging ideas and best practice, and discussing solutions to your business’ challenges.
When we started thinking about self-driven implementation back in 2017, we had a lot of ideas about what would work and what wouldn’t. We had based all these ideas on an image we had of potential customers, who (for their own different reasons) would prefer to go down the XTRF Academy path, instead of choosing the individual implementation option.
Read about XTRF Co-Founder Jurek Nedoma’s 25-year journey in the language industry, from translating in his evenings, to founding and running a fully-fledged translation agency. Discover how he got there and the lessons he learnt along the way.
We’re still reminiscing XTRF Summit, although it’s already over. It was a challenge to organize such a conference for the first time in our company’s history. Our clients have always been encouraging us to organize an event where the clients, partners, and the XTRF team could meet. Encouraged by them, we started planning the Summit.