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ATA conference mobile app September 25, 2012

Posted by Jill (@bonnjill) in ATA.

I talked about this in some detail during my webinar on September 11th, but it’s now officially out. The ATA 53rd Annual Conference Mobile App is now available for download from the various app stores. The mobile app is free and will allow attendees of the 53rd ATA Conference to upload their resumes, schedule your sessions, interact with fellow attendees, stay connected through social media during the conference, and much much more.

As ATA states:

Make the most of this year’s ATA Annual Conference! Get the free mobile app that puts the entire conference at your fingertips: browse the program, create a personal schedule, view handouts, receive program updates, contact colleagues, use an interactive Exhibit Hall map, view company websites, set up meetings, find places to eat, and SO much more.

Learn More by clicking: http://www.atanet.org/conf/2012/mobile.htm

I had to click on the arrow to view more selections (it was hit 3 out of 6 for ATA 2012), but I was able to download it from the Droid Play Store. Attendees will be sent a user name and password in the next few days. The app is only available to registered attendees of the ATA Conference next month in San Diego. I can’t wait to start using it.



1. Terena Bell, In Every Language - September 25, 2012

I have to admit, the upload your resume part sounds interesting. As an LSP owner, I can tell you we’ve been disappointed conference after conference by attendees not wanting to network with LSP PM’s for whatever reason. As an LSP owner, this still doesn’t help us since freelancers need to fill out our form in order for the PM system to pull them up for work; however, this is a great way to take the job marketplace paper-free and hopefully to help us reach out to freelancers there who want to connect. Thanks, Jill, for the info!

Jill (@bonnjill) - September 25, 2012

That really surprises me, because one of the main reasons I go to the conference is to network with my existing clients and meet potential new clients. I’ve been playing with the app a bit and plan to post more on it tomorrow.

Terena Bell, In Every Language - September 26, 2012

You do it right, Jill! After all, we met at ATA and are proud to now be your client. Unfortunately, where most translators fail is in the follow-up. They assume that as we drank a beer with them, we’ll remember them when we get back. We will, but the system won’t! Or even more difficult, you spend a large amount of time networking with a translator, only to learn they’re either on staff somewhere or not accepting new clients. So having this information electronically may make it easier for us to connect with translators who are both looking for work and electronically-savvy enough to hopefully later enter themselves in our system. I’m excited to see what kind of feedback we get on the app from our PM attending.

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