As UTICamp-2016 was held in a non-conventional format, it called for non-conventional ideas and approaches. One of the sessions was organized as a role-playing game.
The past two years have been tough for us. Seasoned professionals are concerned about shrinking markets, machine translation that is getting smarter by the day, and the daring younger generation who seem to be close on our heels. The daring young linguists, in their turn, feel that it’s hard to compete with more experienced colleagues who have been around for more than a dozen years.
The desire we all share is to survive, to stay afloat, and to save our ships from sinking to the bottom of the stormy seas.
The players’ goal in the role-playing game was to find a mutually-beneficial way out of this situation. They demonstrated an unusual approach to problem solving in interesting case studies. Watch this video and try to imagine what you would do in similar circumstances. Then share your problem solving tips in the comments section.