How Cosmopolitan Is XTRF? Godfather’s Memories, Part 1 – Cracow, Poland

Probably you know that XTRF’s headquarters is based in Cracow, Poland.

I am very proud of my city. By the 11th century, Cracow became the main centre of state power in Poland. In the period between 1320-1734, all kings and queens were crowned in Cracow.

At present, Cracow is a very popular tourist destination. On Wikipedia you can find that “In 1978, UNESCO approved the first ever sites for its new World Heritage List, including the entire Old Town, in inscribing Kraków’s Historic Centre. Kraków is cited as one of Europe’s most beautiful cities, as well as one of the most unique destinations in the world, its extensive cultural heritage across the epochs of Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque architecture includes the Wawel Cathedral and the Royal Castle on the banks of Vistula river, the St. Mary’s Basilica, Saints Peter and Paul Church and the largest medieval market square in Europe, the Rynek Główny”.

Those XTRF users who participated in translation & localization events held in Cracow (eg. ELIA Networking Days, XTRF Inspiration Days) had a chance to appreciate the beauty of this city.


Wawel Royal Castle on the banks of Vistula river.


The largest medieval market square in Europe, the Rynek Główny.

It was about 6 km to the south of Rynek Główny, during Christmas 2004, when three founders of XTRF met for the first time to discuss the preliminary idea to create a new management system for a quickly-growing translation company owned by two of them, while the third one was a capable computer scientist who’d graduated from the AGH University of Science and Technology. In a few months, by the Spring of 2005, the core of the management system had been developed and the first tests were launched.

Jurek Nedoma
Jurek Nedoma has worked in the language industry for over 25 years. He is the founder and former manager of LIDOLANG Specialist Translations, which in 2015 was ranked the 16th translation company in the CEE Region (CSA Report 2015). In the period 2013-2015 Jurek was Treasurer of the European Language Industry Association (ELIA).

Jurek Nedoma is also co-founder of the professional TMS software development firm XTRF Management System.