Episode 2 - Maryam Aly on Internationalization of Foursquare
In my first interview, I speak to Google engineer Maryam Aly who worked on Foursquare's Internationalization Stack for several years. This includes making sure that the foursquare city guide and swarm apps work all around the world. Sometimes, a simple translation isn't enough - we had to deal with the quirks of each language, and punsand cultural references that don't carry through.
To watch me and Maryam give a workshop on Natural language processing at General Assembly for NYU Tech Week, check out this page.
I also referenced my recent interview about Marsbot which is Foursquare's third app (a chat bot). This will come up in a later episode!