Professor Beatty

About 8 years ago I was an undergraduate student at Brigham Young University (BYU) in Provo, UT. I was taking the LING 480 course on translation technology and my world was opened to this new realm of technology and an industry that I had really not known to exist before. It was enthralling! At the time, I distinctly remember daydreaming into the distant future, toying with the strange idea that I could one day teach this course. Call it a premonition…

I’m excited to announce that I’ve accepted an Adjunct Faculty position at BYU teaching LING 480, Problems in Translation, for the Fall semester. Specifically, I will be teaching the section targeted at Spanish Translation majors. This post will be in addition to my full-time work at Mozilla and will last the duration of the Fall 2015 semester.

The syllabus has changed a bit since I was there, but I’m very much looking forward to incorporating my ideas for project-based learning, community translation platforms, translation standards, and open source into the course. Students beware, this class is going to change your life. Now to submit my application for the infamous beard card ;-)