Marc is project lead and founder of translate5 and CEO and owner of MittagQI, the lead development company behind translate5.
Marc is passionate about developing software together in a community. For him it is essential, that users can influence a software in any way they need to – that they actually own the code. This way they are free to do with and extend the software the way that serves them best. The software serves the user – not the user the software provider.
He created translate5 with the aim, to bring the idea of free software to the language industry: To develop a software from the language industry, for the language industry.
Back in history, Marc studied comparative and systematic religious scienes, philosophy and pedagogy in Marburg and Tübingen in Germany. During his studies he started working in web development at the Sturz Group.
After graduation, he was in charge of the websites and online magazines of the “Sturz Gruppe”, which he significantly brought to the fore in a very short time with the help of good search engine optimization. Subsequently, at transline Deutschland (a part of “Sturz Gruppe”), he began optimizing and supporting translation preparation and post-processing with the help of various developments. In 2005, he introduced Across for wholesale use and, starting in 2006, was in charge of IT of the translation division in the “area of system integration and development. From 2006 to 2009, he initiated and was in charge of the development of transAct, a software for the automation of the translation processes around Across and SDL Trados.
In 2009, Marc Mittag founded his company “MittagQI Quality Informatics”, which, since then, has helped shape the development of the translation industry with innovative solutions, particularly for translation service providers. MittagQI is developing portals and interfaces for the translation industry and, in 2012, published the first version of “translate5”. Meanwhile, translate5 turned into a full-blown community-based translation tool, based on a crowdfunding initialized by Marc.
As of today translate5 is the main focus of MittagQI and Marc, yet besides that they still develop other innovative solutions for their partners in the language industry.
Aside from his job, Marc Mittag is father of three children who are very important to him. In addition, he is teaching “Yoga for business” against the backdrop of his own daily yoga and meditation practice of 23 years.