I'm looking for volunteers who are native speakers of various languages to translate articles from Joel on Software.
You don't have to translate everything—every contribution helps. Even if you only want to translate a single article into a single language, that will be helpful. I keep it all indexed on my site by language.
If you are fluent in another language but don't have time to translate, maybe you'd be willing to copy edit. To insure high quality I try to have every translated article copy edited by at least one other fluent speaker.
Which Articles Should I Translate?
Whichever you want! The complete list of articles can be found here.
If we can get only one article translated into a given language, my preference would be to do The Joel Test first, but, hey, you're volunteering, so it's really up to you. Volunteer for as little or as much as you have time for.
Is Bork Bork Bork a Language?
How about Klingon?
Yes, I suppose you could translate Joel on Software to Klingon if you want.
To insure high quality translations here are some guidelines.
How do I submit a translation?
When you have perfected your translation, email it to me. I will usually only accept the first translation submitted for each language.
How can I volunteer to copy edit?
Copy editors review someone else's translation and improve it. Just email me and let me know that you are available to copy edit. As soon as translations are available for your langauge that need to be edited, I'll let you know.
You’re reading Joel on Software, stuffed with years and years of completely raving mad articles about software development, managing software teams, designing user interfaces, running successful software companies, and rubber duckies.
I’m Joel Spolsky, co-founder of Fog Creek Software, a New York company that proves that you can treat programmers well and still be highly profitable. Programmers get private offices, free lunch, and work 40 hours a week. Customers only pay for software if they’re delighted. We make Trello, insanely simple project management, FogBugz, an enlightened bug tracker designed to help great teams develop brilliant software, and Kiln, which simplifies source control. I’m also the co-founder and CEO of Stack Exchange. More about me.