Monday, November 28, 2011

What it means to me to be an OPW intern?

It was on a Wednesday morning. I had just woke up wondering what the day will bring for me. I was just browsing internet in my computer haven't checked my emails. I received a text message via Empathy ( One of the Gnome's programs) that I was accepted as one of the interns starting for 2011 Dec. I was so excited! I could not contain the joy I had. Started jumping and Dancing. I was excited that I was getting this opportunity, let alone that I was now a second woman ever in history in South Africa to be accepted for this internship. That part only was making me more joyous. I am happy to know that with my contribution now the software will be available in IsiXhosa and appreciate the opportunity they give me to learn. I also thankful that they have granted me an opportunity to write on my Curriculum Vitae that I have an experience in translating software.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Beautiful joy from the results

The commands I have typed in Terminal

Output after typing the commands in Terminal

Every-time I translate, one thing I always look forward to is to test my work. Just to see a software that was in English language changing into IsiXhosa language it make me feel great. Maybe great is an under-statement it make me feel like I can create. One small change makes me feel like I can bring about a great change in the world. I used to see Friedel running terminal to test software and I would think wow! I wonder how is he doing that. Now I can do that on my own (Thanks to Friedel). I am so happy, It's like these days me and terminal are friends. I just give a command and it does the Job for me. Wow what a joy!