SOURCE: Lingotek

October 06, 2011 11:01 ET

Lingotek Announces Contest for CrowdConf2011

Collaborative Translation Leader Lingotek to Announce Contest Winner at World's Largest Crowdsourcing Conference

DRAPER, UT--(Marketwire - Oct 6, 2011) - Lingotek | The Translation Network and leader in collaborative translation solutions, is offering crowdsourcing fans the chance to win a prize in a contest held just before this year's CrowdConf2011, the world's first and largest conference on the future of distributed work. The contest, presented by Lingotek, will award the prize to the contestant with the best essay related to the importance of translation in global business.

The winner of the contest will be awarded access to Lingotek's award-winning Collaborative Translation Platform -- Hosted Version for one year as well as two tickets to the world's largest crowdsourcing conference, CrowdConf2011 (approximate retail value of $36,100).

The contest runs from October 6-21, please go to and click on the Contests page. If the contestant "likes" Lingotek on Facebook, enters the required information and shares their best essay related to the importance of language translation for business, the contestant will be entered into the contest. Entries will be judged by Lingotek President and CEO Rob Vandenberg, CrowdFlower CEO Woody Hobbs, CrowdFlower Founder and Executive Chairman Lukas Biewald and Daily Crowdsource Founder David Bratvold, the judges will present the award on October 25th and recognize the winner on stage at CrowdConf2011. See Official Rules for further information.

"CrowdConf2011 gathers leaders in a field that is fundamentally changing the way work is done around the globe," said Rob Vandenberg, President and CEO of Lingotek. "Lingotek is one of the technologies on the cutting edge of this shift. We're proud to be part of this world-changing discussion, as well as award the prize of Lingotek's crowd-oriented benefits to a lucky winner."

The Lingotek Collaborative Translation Platform -- Hosted Version lets social and business communities launch products in multiple markets simultaneously for a fraction of the cost of professional translation. Users of the platform have real-time access to crowdsourced, machine or they can use Lingotek's professional translations for an additional fee. By crowdsourcing from their existing communities, users can translate and localize content quickly, easily and accurately.

"The power of the crowd gives companies unprecedented efficiency in achieving their business goals," said Vandenberg. "By harnessing communities for translation, Lingotek's enterprise customers save time and money on premium-quality translations to access and engage new markets. There's no better place to showcase the benefits of collaborative translation than at CrowdConf2011, the world's premier crowdsourcing conference."

"CrowdConf is the crowdsourcing's premier event, and since the first conference in 2010, we've been committed to bringing in new industry perspectives from companies such as Lingotek," said Lukas Biewald, founder and chairman of CrowdFlower, the leader in enterprise crowdsourcing. "This year's show will feature new advancements, innovations and companies in the area of distributed work, which promises to create the perfect atmosphere for learning, conversation and networking."

CrowdConf2011 is the leading conference on crowdsourcing and the future of distributed work. The conference, which takes place in San Francisco November 1-2, 2011, will host a diverse international audience from the cutting edge of the crowdsourcing movement. The weekend promises to be rich in discussions, networking opportunities and education, with conversations that will inform the very future of crowdsourcing.

Lingotek | The Translation Network gives enterprise business customers new ways to engage their global communities by providing trusted, rapid translations to expand and grow business in a cost effective way. Its exclusive web-based Collaborative Translation Platform™ represents the next step in the evolution of translation through technology and community involvement. Today, global organizations, intelligence agencies and government entities use the platform, saving time and resources on projects ranging from a few pages to several volumes. Lingotek also offers professional translation services for companies. The company is based in Draper, Utah and is funded by Signal Peak Ventures, In-Q-Tel, and Flywheel Ventures. For more information, visit

CrowdConf is the first and leading conference on crowdsourcing and the future of distributed work. CrowdConf brings together an international audience of scholars, executives, policy makers, artists, and technologists for a day of learning, conversation, and networking. Discussions will include the latest research findings and real-world applications of crowdsourcing, from policy and government to the arts to crisis relief to task design and worker incentives. For those looking to learn more, be sure to join us one day prior to the main event by attending one of these two workshops.
CrowdConf2011 will be held in downtown San Francisco.

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