Meet the winners of our first Review-a-thon!

From March 15 to March 22, the TED Translators program held our first program-wide Review-a-thon. One hundred reviewers and Language Supervisors from 30 language communities participated in this event, helping to prioritize backlogged review assignments and accept review requests from linguists in their language communities. Together, they reviewed and published 898 sets of subtitles!

We’re sending a huge thank-you to everybody who participated. Be sure to check out this video highlighting their success!

To honor the five Language Supervisors who completed the most reviews, we are sending them a TED Translators Mystery Bag packed with branded goodies! So, without further ado, check out the winners and their favorite talk reviewed during the Review-a-thon.


Sebastian Betti

Spanish/English Language Supervisor

Favorite Reviewed Talk: 

Blair Braverman: What sled dogs can teach us about courage.

Sebastian told us this is his favorite talk because “I think this teaching is even true outside of mushing. Thus, if we keep our mind open to it, we can learn vital lessons from animals in the face of the unknown.”

Ido Dekker

Hebrew Language Supervisor

Favorite Reviewed Talk: 

Qingwu Meng: How Do We Grow Food Anywhere, Without Soil?

Ido recommends this talk that teaches you how to grow hydroponic food at home. He said, 

“This talk is the one I enjoyed the most since I have a few hydroponic systems at home!”

Ola Królikowska

Polish/Russian Langauge Supervisor

Ola, who finished 58 reviews in seven days, told us that “It would be impossible to name one favorite talk, as each project is unique in its own way.”

Jorge Santos

Brazilian Portuguese Language Supervisor

Favorite Reviewed Talk: 

Matthew Ferry: Start an Opinion Diet: A Detox for Your Mind.

Jorge picks Matthew Ferry’s TEDx talk as his favorite. He said, “I found the message very important for my life and to those who will see it. A very real and impactful message in the days where everyone thinks they are right.”

Thanh Quynh Nhu PHAM

Vietnamese Language Supervisor

Favorite Reviewed Talk: 

Jamie Jung: Asian Representation in Media: Past, Present, Future.

Nhu shared that this talk resonated with her because, “As a Vietnamese working in advertising, representation is also one of the things that I care about. I’d love to see more diversity and inclusivity in the world’s media and popular culture.”