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開発者にとってのツール
としてのエイゴについて
@kenazuma
Microsoft Regional Director
“A-Go”as a tool for
developers
@kenazuma
Microsoft Regional Director
Do we have to learn / speak English?
• Ahm, are you asking this question, seriously?
• It’s not why / when stage, but “how...
localization?
• Localization for “who”?
• As subsidiary of global company, generally 10%
around from Japan
• Korea is 2%, ...
I am hiring…
• It is really hard to hire great person from this market
• “business English” can be booster for your career...
But “AI“ things can hear / speak English instead…
• Well, it is true. But you should learn English.
• Even they can speak ...
World of StarWars / StarTrek
• English = galactic basic. Most people speaks English (sw)
• There’s “universal translator”....
English is just “Lingua Franca”
• https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lingua_franca
My journey of English learning
• Allaire developer conference (2000)
• WPF / Silverlight (2006 – 2009 around)
• Microsoft ...
For me, Microsoft is great English class
• You all are expert of something.
– You have topics to speak
• Keynote / session...
But they are never gonna stop to talk….
• すみません。Excuse me.
• 発言してもよろしいですか? May I say something?
• コメントを言わせてください。I’d like t...
ガイジン怖いんか?
• 「違う」ってことを恐れない訓練が必要
• 一方、共通点もたくさんある
• とりあえず、Microsoft との付き合いの中で
慣れとこうよ
• カネにもガイジンにも興味がないとしても、
もっと広い世界へOutputできる...
Call to Actions :
• Speak to Drew!
• Join PGI actively
• Find speaking opportunity in English
• Contribute to make world b...
Community : en-jp
• https://www.meetup.com/ja-JP/meetup-group-en-jp/
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I had this presentation for Japanese Microsoft MVP/ Regional Director at MVP Community Connection 2017 Tokyo. Just 10 min talk but explained why Japanese developers need to learn English.

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"A-Go" (English) as a tool for developers

  1. 1. 開発者にとってのツール としてのエイゴについて @kenazuma Microsoft Regional Director
  2. 2. “A-Go”as a tool for developers @kenazuma Microsoft Regional Director
  3. 3. Do we have to learn / speak English? • Ahm, are you asking this question, seriously? • It’s not why / when stage, but “how” • Anyone who graduated junior high school (all of us) already knows enough words / sentence to speak English. • OK, let me step back, don’t worry about English. let’s speak “A-Go” (Japanese English) first.
  4. 4. localization? • Localization for “who”? • As subsidiary of global company, generally 10% around from Japan • Korea is 2%, but generally developer accept English. Then, 2% is even better. • Remember, please contribute to world. Not just consume others.
  5. 5. I am hiring… • It is really hard to hire great person from this market • “business English” can be booster for your career • Don’t use “A-go” will be blocker for your career • Companies cannot investment more on just 10% market. They all go global, and it is inevitable.
  6. 6. But “AI“ things can hear / speak English instead… • Well, it is true. But you should learn English. • Even they can speak fluently, they cannot understand cultural differences. • Technology may solve every issues around English in future. OK, let’s talk about future.
  7. 7. World of StarWars / StarTrek • English = galactic basic. Most people speaks English (sw) • There’s “universal translator”. (st) • Point is, people are using English or language as communication tool, but it does not mean they can understand their culture as well.
  8. 8. English is just “Lingua Franca” • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lingua_franca
  9. 9. My journey of English learning • Allaire developer conference (2000) • WPF / Silverlight (2006 – 2009 around) • Microsoft MIX speaking opportunities (2008 – 2010) • Work at global company (2011 – 20??) • I was “not” ready. But decided to speak. Move on!
  10. 10. For me, Microsoft is great English class • You all are expert of something. – You have topics to speak • Keynote / sessions of tier 1 conference like Build / Ignite • Skype / Teams call with Microsoft • Product Group Interaction (exclusive) • Speak to worldwide MVPs / Global summit
  11. 11. But they are never gonna stop to talk…. • すみません。Excuse me. • 発言してもよろしいですか? May I say something? • コメントを言わせてください。I’d like to comment. • 言いたいことがあります。I have something to say. • 私の話す番をいただけませんか? May I have a turn? • 発言させていただけませんか。May I have the floor? Oct 29th 2018 “品格のある英語を話しましょう” – ロッシェル・カップ
  12. 12. ガイジン怖いんか? • 「違う」ってことを恐れない訓練が必要 • 一方、共通点もたくさんある • とりあえず、Microsoft との付き合いの中で 慣れとこうよ • カネにもガイジンにも興味がないとしても、 もっと広い世界へOutputできることが 英語を真剣に始める理由になりませんか?
  13. 13. Call to Actions : • Speak to Drew! • Join PGI actively • Find speaking opportunity in English • Contribute to make world better place!
  14. 14. Community : en-jp • https://www.meetup.com/ja-JP/meetup-group-en-jp/

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