IMUG — The International Multilingual User Group

A Forum for Language Technology Professionals and Users Since 1987

IMUG has been a forum for GILT* professionals and language technology users since 1987. We meet regularly in Silicon Valley. If you work with or work on computers, smartphones, software, websites or other projects in more than one human language, please read on...

*GILT: Globalization (g11n), Internationalization (i18n), Localization (L10n) and Translation (t9n).


Next IMUG Event:

16 April 2015, hosted by Google in Mountain View, CA

The Future of Global Online Marketing: Localization Workflow and Optimization || Speaker: Lior Libman

For a full schedule of this year's events, please see the upcoming IMUG events page.


Past IMUG Events:

Now with links to Meetup photos and more!

IMUG Past Event Summaries and Photos, 1987 -

Visit the archives for the history of IMUG, from SMUG I-SIG in 1987 to independent MUG in 1991, plus summaries of all events from 1995 to the present day. Beginning with 2010 events we also include links to Meetup photos and other fun stuff too!


Recommended by IMUG Members:

Professional conferences and training in internationalization, localization and translation

GALA, Localization World, ATA, Localization Institute, IUC and more

For more information on these events, please see the IMUG professional training and events page.




Regularly Updated:

The IMUG Jobs Board

A place for IMUG members, recruiters and company representatives to post job openings in relevant fields like internationalization, localization, translation, quality assurance and more.

Professional Training and Events

Learning and networking opportunities recommended by IMUG members, in internationalization, localization, translation and related fields.

Web Resources for Multilingual Computing

Websites recommended by IMUG members for professional development or end-user support.



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