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careers webinar: “Working in Tech — It’s Not Just for Computational Linguists!”

https://www.linguisticsociety.org/news/2018/09/06/webinar-linguists-working-tech-mark-your-calendars-september-26

Mark your calendars for a LSA careers webinar: “Working in Tech — It’s Not Just for Computational Linguists!”

Wednesday, September 26 from 1:00 to 2:30 PM U.S. EDT.

In this webinar, we will hear from linguists working in tech who found nontraditional, unexpected paths into the sector, and who continue to find new and interesting ways to express and employ their linguistic skills and interests. They will share their experiences, including things they wish they had known when they were starting on this professional path.

This webinar will be of interest to linguistics students and professionals who work in the technology sector or who are considering doing so.  In addition to the panel discussion, there will be time for question & answer, so come prepared with questions.

This webinar is sponsored by the LSA’s Special Interest Group (SIG) on Linguistics Beyond Academia.

Panelists: Samantha Beaver, Founder, Memra Language Services; Sam Cooper, Curriculum Specialist, NoRedInk; Christopher Stewart, Analytical Linguist, Google; Frankie Pennington, Data Collection Administrator, Sensory, Inc.; Brent Woo, Language Engineer, Amazon

Registration is limited to 100, and LSA members will be given priority.  Click here to register for the webinar.

ASL interpretation will be provided for LSA webinars if at least two week’s advance notice is provided.  This notice is required in order to secure the services of qualified interpreters.   If less advance notice is provided, the LSA will attempt to secure interpreters but cannot guarantee availability. Please provide advance notice by contacting David Robinson, the LSA’s Director of Membership and Meetings.