Gábor Hojtsy recently posted an excellent "tidbit" that describes how the new configuration system helps improve Drupal's support for foreign language and multilingual sites. It's an excellent read: Drupal 8 multilingual tidbits 14: intro to content and configuration.
Interested in helping out with CMI? This year’s Midwest Drupal Summit (MWDS) will be held August 15-17 at Palantir.net’s offices on Chicago’s North Side and will consist exclusively of well-organized sprints focused on breaking down remaining release blockers and helping to ensure that Drupal 8 is the best and most polished version of Drupal yet.
Read more about this event at Midwest Drupal Summit.