Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

Conferences and Performances

20 Jan 2016, 11:56 a.m.

Several Upcoming Talks

I'm preparing several talks to deliver at open source technology conferences this winter and spring. I'll be at FOSDEM in Brussels later this month giving two talks: On Friday, January 29th, at the FLOSS Community …

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27 Jul 2015, 14:00 p.m.

Slides & Code from HTTP Can Do That?!

My slides are up, as is demonstration code, from "HTTP Can Do That?!", my talk at Open Source Bridge last month. I am pleased to report that something like a hundred people crowded into the …

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27 Jun 2015, 13:29 p.m.


Earlier today, during my stand-up comedy act at AlterConf Portland, I failed at living up to the AlterConf code of conduct and to my act's title, "Stand-Up Comedy that Doesn't Hurt". I made a joke …

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18 Jun 2015, 6:53 a.m.

HTTP Can Do That?! and Comedy

On Wednesday of next week (June 24th) I'm presenting "HTTP Can Do That?!" at Open Source Bridge in Portland, Oregon. I have explored weird corners of HTTP -- malformed requests that try to trick a …

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20 May 2015, 15:55 p.m.

WisCon Schedule

I'll be at WisCon starting tomorrow and leaving on Tuesday. I am scheduled to participate in these sessions: Imaginary Book Club, Fri, 4:00-5:15 pm in Conference 2. Five panelists discuss books that don't exist, improvising …

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02 Feb 2014, 8:44 a.m.

Foolscap Followup

I'm currently at Foolscap, a hospitable and thoroughly delightful scifi/fantasy convention in the Seattle area. Leonard is a Guest of Honor and I get to be his consort. This year Foolscap takes place in Redmond, …

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19 Jan 2014, 15:51 p.m.

Interesting-Looking Talks at PyCon 2014

This year I'm going to visit PyCon! In fact, I'm presenting a poster: "What Hacker School Taught Me About Community Mentoring". You should register soon if you're coming, especially to take advantage of heavily subsidized …

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19 Sep 2011, 8:48 a.m.

24 Fames Per Second

Some recent videos of me: My talk at Wikimania, "How to get what you want from MediaWiki's developers" (first 22 minutes of video); talk, notes. An interview with me at OSCON about "the role of …

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