The way we talk about engineers impacts whether people try engineering, how confident they feel, and our perception of their competence.
The book is in the home stretches now: I’ve just approved the 50,000 word milestone of the manuscript. We’re within reaching distance of our 65K goal! After that, we’ll still have a round of revision & polishing to do, and then I have to shift gears and start shopping the book with publishers. I’d… Continue reading 50,000 words – almost there!
Just a quick note that the book has reached 35,000 words. Our target is 65K so we’ve passed the half-way point! The plot is developing nicely. My writer has really done a great job setting the tone to be interesting to young adults and “real adults” (if I finally have to consider myself that) alike. … Continue reading 35,000 words – over half-way!
Our production of CS degrees has gone through a couple of boom-and-bust cycles, and we’re currently well into a third boom. Meanwhile, the percentage of women in CS peaked at its all-time high in our first boom and has declined with each bust since then.
Making decent progress: my novel is now 22K words! 1/3 of the way to our target of 65K. The characters and the plot are both coming out great. It’s a fast, fun read – and it has plenty of coding in it! It’s awesome to have it coming together. Latest progress is always available here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1313335974/a-novel-to-break-software-developer-stereotypes/updates