Global Ready Bootcamp D.C.

December 11th 2019 – December 11th 2019Join us in D.C. for a free workshop to network with peers, hear from Smartling executives and industry experts, and cheer on the Capitals!

CapitalOne Arena

Hear from our customers at Mastercard. 💳

A glimpse into Mastercard's localization strategy? Priceless. Learn how Smartling helped take Mastercard global.

Mix and Mingle with Industry Peers.

Kickstart the night with your favorite game day food. Get to know D.C. locals and the Smartling team.

Get Inspired.

Learn best practices in creating a content center of excellence from Smartling's Founder & CEO, Jack Welde, and take a dive into the Smartling Product Roadmap with Smartling VP of Product, Andrew Saxe.


Here's what you can expect to learn in a room full of D.C. locals and Smartlings:


Light bites and networking!

Kickstart the evening with your favorite game day food and meet the group!




Creating a Content Center of Excellence

Jack Welde, Smartling Founder & CEO

Learn the essential elements to a successful localization program and the best practices of how to structure a localization team.


The Localization Process at Mastercard

Richie Henwood and Ari Karo, Mastercard

Learn how the Smartling solution helped Mastercard to add new languages and scale their global content.


Smartling Roadmap and Releases

Andrew Saxe, Smartling VP of Product

Get a glimpse inside the Smartling product roadmap and learn how recent product releases can be applied to your organization.


Washington Capitals vs. Boston Bruins

Watch your Stanley Cup champs in action and let the networking continue!

Meet us at the bootcamp to grab your ticket to the Capitals game. Tickets will be given out at the beginning of the workshop and available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Space is limited so be quick and reserve your spot today!


Richie Henwood

Richie Henwood

Software Development Engineer at Mastercard, D&S

Richie is a software development engineer for Mastercard Data & Services (D&S). At Mastercard, Richie works on developing internal tools and infrastructure. Richie has helped maintain D&S's internationalization processes for just over 2 years, primarily working on automating the flow of content between source code and Smartling.

Ari Karo

Ari Karo

Senior Software Development Engineer at Mastercard D&S

At Mastercard, Ari is responsible for leading the Continuous Integration team in the DevOps Product Area, which aims to develop scalable and configurable integration systems that support the development workflow. For just over 4 years, Ari has been working on automation platforms, tooling, and infrastructure to ensure the quality, performance, and security of the D&S Platform.

Andrew Saxe

Andrew Saxe

Vice President, Product at Smartling

Andrew joined Smartling as employee #3 from where he worked in the product group focusing on registration flows and music recommendation tools. Prior to eMusic, he was part of the online teams of Omni Studio and APCO Worldwide - both Washington, DC-based strategic communications firms. Andrew has been working in technology and the Internet industry since the mid-1990's having founded and sold online computer retailer Andrew holds a BS in Business from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University and works out of the Smartling NYC office.

Jack Welde

Jack Welde

Co-Founder & CEO at Smartling

Jack is a technology early-adopter, serial entrepreneur, software patent-holder, product evangelist, and combat-decorated Air Force pilot. Before founding Smartling, he served as SVP of Product at eMusic and COO/CTO at SheSpeaks and RunTime Technologies. He also co-founded Trio Development, a software company that created the first personal information manager, which was acquired by Apple in 1993. He holds a BS in Computer Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, where he also studied linguistics and interned with Professor William Labov, and an MBA from Cameron University in Germany. Jack was named one of Fast Company’s “Who’s Next” in 2011, and was named a 2013 NYC Venture Mentor by the New York City Economic Development Corporation.