Translations in the works
The year 2023 flew past. I spent plenty of time on the software testing leadership handbook ACT 2 LEAD, which I completed and published with my fantastic FiSTB colleague Marko Rytkönen. With that, we hope to raise awareness of software testing in the non-testing parts of any organization, as their decisions greatly affect software testing. However, I haven't forgotten the Dragons Out books and the need for children's learning.
The free PowerPoint presentation, Dragon Lesson in Software Testing, available under a Creative Commons (i.e. free) license, keeps getting more languages. At the time of writing this, it is available in 22 languages. The latest addition is the Arabic language. For that, numerous thanks to Mohammad Khlouf and Taha Othman/YouNovel. I also mention recent translations of Portuguese, Korean, Japanese and Czech. And then several translations are underway - thumbs up for the volunteers doing them. The translation projects include Hindi, Hebrew, Slovakian, Danish, Swedish, Romanian, and Norwegian.
But how about the book Dragons Out. We actually have a translated manuscript in German, all done and reviewed. Currently, we are looking for a publisher. Some proposals are out, but if you have your favourite German publisher contact, you can still pass that to me, please.
Of course the book is available in English, Finnish, French, and Polish already. In hardcover, softcover, e-book, and audiobook formats. Many formats. Get your copy and recommend to others: https://www.dragonsout.com/p/order-dragons-out-book.html
I've had joyous moments talking to children, too. I've delivered the Dragon Lesson in Software Testing to children and enjoyed the insights about testing, the joy of learning about bugs, and amazingly clever drawings of dragons, knights and castles with analogies to software testing concepts. I'll mention a great session in Wroclaw, Poland, for Polish Children (thanks to Lucjan Stapp for simultaneous translation!). And I'll also mention the super session at Knowit (my workplace), where during a "Bring the Children to Work Day", I worked with children in Helsinki directly and had helpers in the cities of Tampere and Turku over a Teams connection working with the children there. The children also got to take the Dragons Out book home in the end. All in all, the work with children has been really rewarding.
With that, I'd like to wish everyone Happy Holidays!