The good news: we’ve reached our 65K word goal! Hooray! The not-as-good news: the book isn’t actually done yet. 65K brought us near the end of the book, but there is still a bit more story to tell. We’re still close to finishing!
After that, we’ll still have a round of revision & polishing, and then I’ll have the PDF format of the book out to all of my backers! I still expect that to come before the end of the year. Then, I’m on to the next challenge of getting the book published.
In case you haven’t seen it, a couple of months ago I had my 20-year college reunion, and I gave a “TED Talk” style presentation there. I spoke about how we need to change the way we talk about engineering (and science) in order to bring more people in and keep them there. You can find a link to the video, and a written version of the talk, here: https://evilplantosavethe.world/2018/07/10/engineering-diversity/
That post explains why I’m working on this project, and how you can make a difference yourself.