Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

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Advice

09 Feb 2014, 10:19 a.m.

Open Source Careers

Yesterday I spoke at an OpenHatch Open Source Comes to Campus event on the other side of the country. The organizers set up a video conference and asked me, and two other people who work …

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12 May 2013, 9:49 a.m.

Tips for New Summer Interns

Three tips to help new Google Summer of Code applicants and interns, some of which all remote workers could stand to remember: Never let yourself get stuck on a technical question or problem for more …

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12 Feb 2012, 18:51 p.m.

What Does A Volunteer Development Coordinator Do?

A giant wall of text follows, giving a snapshot of work I do. I nurture the software community that supports the Wikimedia movement. So here's a big swath of stuff I did between February 1st …

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02 Jan 2012, 12:48 p.m.

Self-Care, Sometimes On A Larger Scale

I think some people I know might find Sam Starbuck's experience useful. He has social anxiety but wanted to leave the house more often, so he developed methods to cause himself to do so.The idea …

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24 Dec 2011, 12:02 p.m.

Discovering An Origin

Yesterday I helped a bit with a Dreamwidth code tour. Every time Dreamwidth deploys a new update to the site, someone writes up explanations of what all the new bits are. Not just a summary …

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29 Nov 2011, 8:39 a.m.

Practices, And Practice

A few months ago, I was talking with one of MediaWiki's summer interns in our IRC chatroom. He confessed that he had procrastinated on the work for his project and was rushing to finish it …

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14 Jul 2009, 10:15 a.m.

Obvious Tech Talk Q&A Prep

A certain species of tech talk goes like: "Here's a product/methodology/tool I hack on, here's what it's good for and how/why you should add it to your toolkit." It's an honorable and useful presentation topic. …

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23 Apr 2008, 15:27 p.m.

Questionnaire For Vendors

We got a demo of a fancy new web-based software tool -- project management, task tracking, bug tracking, collaboration, Agile, Extreme Programming, a singing, dancing, iterating revue. I know a little something about the tradeoffs …

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