The Format

DevTalk is a webinar series for solution-seekers and solution-providers. In contrast to the traditional convention dynamic in which these interactions usually take place, DevTalk is hosted and moderated from a purely user/client perspective and thus solutions will be presented based on their interests and practical use-cases. Each session will be approx. 60-90min long and consists of two segments of equal duration.

Interview & Showcase

This first part will introduce the session's topic and invited guest. Guests will have the chance to showcase their tool and address questions/topics submitted by the users in advance.

Topic Discussion & Questions

The second part is reserved for a more involved interaction between user participants and guests. The content of this segment largely depends on the session's theme/topic and the nature of the guest's tool/service.

What tech/platforms will be used?

Loclab webinars are all-digital events and will therefore make full use of the fact that all participants are joining with computers.

Each web-session will combine a set of different online services and make them accessible to registered participants on the day of the event.

  • Two separate video streams (both embedded to the web portal):
    • The first will be a remote desktop session for the guest to showcase solutions and provide on-hands examples or visualizations to any questions/topics. This stream will be provided via Zoom and can also be joined via the their client/apps.
    • The second will be an augmenting video cast of the host for showing additional information, speaker webcam's etc.
  • a Slack channel for collaboration
Is this for new tools/solutions only?

Developer guests will be invited based on user suggestions that can be submitted on together with suggestions on possible themes. As soon as a session has been scheduled it will be announced via newsletter and interested users can register as participants, as well as submit any specific questions they have in regards to the tool/services so the guest can prepare for the session accordingly.

Over the years, many tool/solution providers have become staples of the localization industry and have demonstrated their ability to evolve and adapt by adding new features to their product. Because of this constant development, it makes sense to reevaluate them at different points of time and from different thematic perspectives.

Do I have to disclose my identity?

Loclab is supposed to provide a similar immediacy to an in-person meeting which is why registration is required for any participant in order to join the private web-session. While this means participants will know the identity of anyone similar as you would in a physical room, no email addresses or other contact information will be shared by the host, leaving it up to each party to approach another.

What is in it for me?

While Loclab provides no immediate sales opportunities, it offers plenty of opportunity for developers to demonstrate applicable solutions of their product to real-life challenges of the user.