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Re: W3C Internationalization Initiative Participation Request

From: Ralph Swick <swick@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 8 Oct 2018 10:05:17 -0400
To: Alex Anderson <Alex.Anderson@accuweather.com>
Cc: "i18n@w3.org" <i18n@w3.org>, Bill Smith <Bill.Smith@accuweather.com>
Message-ID: <4067421a-c69b-8165-592d-39b6752caadc@w3.org>
Alex, the challenges you describe in providing a global product are 
faced by all who deliver to an international market.  The focus of the 
World Wide Web Consortium's Internationalization Program is to assure 
that the Web provides the necessary technologies to make it possible to 
render content in the forms expected by citizens in their own locale.

W3C would be happy for AccuWeather's engineers to work with us to 
identify and address required capabilities of the core Web technologies. 
  W3C itself is a consortium of member organizations, currently 
numbering over 470, who work together to improve the standards that 
enable Web developers to produce content that works with any 
standards-compliant browser or other application.  Membership fees 
support the work of the Consortium.

The W3C membership application [1] is a quick process of just a few 
steps.   I will be happy to connect you with someone to assist with 
those steps.  W3C is not, however, able to provide financial sponsorship 
to organizations for our activities.

Please let me know what additional questions you may have.

-Ralph Swick
  W3C Internationalization Program and COO

On 2018-09-27 01:36 PM, Alex Anderson wrote:
> Mr. Swick,
> My name is Alex Anderson and I am the Localization Manager at 
> AccuWeather <http://www.accuweather.com>, and have been focused on the 
> global expansion of our markets and business transformation to support 
> localization in our products that are consumed by over 300 million 
> people every day.  Internationalization is a critical integration in 
> order for our linguistic footprint to reach users in every market 
> weather is impacted.
> This week our web product manager and I were engaged in outlining the 
> requirements for localization and it is becoming overwhelming.  We have 
> a large audience base that is global.  This has grown so significantly 
> that we are now changing the experiences we currently have in our 
> flagship products have a universal experience across devices for users.  
> This is a digital transformation that provides an opportunity to work on 
> integrating the core foundation for the future experiences with AccuWeather.
> I would like to learn more about how we might be able to get sponsorship 
> for integrating across our Web, Android and iOS products a global 
> experience upgrades focused on the user.  How would  I be able to find 
> out more about the process of application, time frames, and possibly 
> receiving support for integration of this critical stage into our 
> ecosystem with support?
> Please advise as to what the process and next steps might be in order to 
> be considered for support of integration of internationalization into 
> our organizational foundation.
> Best Regards,
> Alex Anderson
> INternatio9nal Strategy Manager
> www.AccuWeather.com <http://www.AccuWeather..com>
> 814-235-8778 - Office
> 240-405-5263 - Mobile
> <http://www..accuweather.com/>
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> <http://www.accuweather.com/>
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> your up to the minute weather report and current conditions
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