According to Wikipedia approximately 3,000–6,000 human languages are spoken today. The Encyclopedia of Computer Languages hosted at Murdoch University, Australia lists 8,512 computer languages and new languages are created every year.
At Mutually Human we love languages (both the human and computer kind) and recognize that communication and translation are key parts of our work. In order to help our clients discover and translate their user's needs into beautiful, functional products and services we must be polyglots.
Our team speaks a few different human languages including English, French, and Spanish and even more computer languages. Languages are not created equal and, as anyone who is multilingual will tell you, you quickly begin choosing the most efficient language based on the task and context.
Depending on the language, a skilled developer can pick up a new language in a week or two.
When we start a project we begin by communicating in human terms (What are your current technical and budget constraints? What are your goals? Etc.) Once we've gotten to know each other a bit better it's easy to see which languages and technologies will best support your project.