IMUG: The Original Multilingual Computing User Group

A Forum for Language Technology Professionals and Users Since 1987

The International Multilingual User Group 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 join us!

Meeting topics include Macintosh, Windows, Linux, iPhone, Android and web-based systems and applications; standards for internationalization, localization and globalization; language, language learning and culture; international marketing, startup business resources and more.

Members include engineering, language and business professionals such as software developers, localization software engineers, internationalization architects, software QA testers, technical writers, translators, interpreters, product managers, international business people and other professionals and academics.

Founded at Stanford University in 1987 as the SMUG International SIG, in 1991 IMUG spun off as an independent user group and has since held monthly meetings at Adobe, Apple, Box, eBay, Facebook, Google, Groupon, LinkedIn, Netflix, PayPal, Twitter, Yahoo, and other Silicon Valley locations.

For more information please visit the IMUG History and Past Events Archives.

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


Join, renew or pay event fees via PayPalIMUG membership is only $20/year, $15/renewal, or $100 for lifetime membership. Admission to all IMUG meetings is free for members. Click here to join, renew or upgrade your membership. Cash and checks also accepted at our events.

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