Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

Tag
Open Source and Free Culture

06 Oct 2013, 12:00 p.m.

What They Don't Know

Or: you are an expert if you can save people time. Late in 2011, I found out that one of my colleagues, a whip-smart and infinitely organized administrator, wanted to know more about how the …

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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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16 Feb 2013, 18:01 p.m.

Navel-gazing

There are so many things I ought to be doing, and instead I spent several hours today editing Wikipedia and Wikivoyage, reviewing new articles, and uploading photos or improving captions on Wikimedia Commons. It makes …

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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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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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22 Mar 2011, 20:45 p.m.

A Slightly Disjointed (Due To A Five-Day Cold) Musing On Open Source, Fear, Motivation, And Witnessing

I was introducing C. to a set of QuestionCopyright friends and acquaintances, and they were joking about indoctrinating her, and she was curious to hear what free culture is all about. So she wondered why …

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15 Mar 2011, 13:24 p.m.

New Edition Of/Nueva Edición de GNOME Journal

In this special edition of GNOME Journal, GNOME HISPANO's Juanjo Marin arranged for us to get five great stories in both English and Spanish. You can read these now at http://gnomejournal.org: José María Casanova and …

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