Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder


09 Jul 2012, 22:46 p.m.

Open Content, Source, And System

Video interview with me about Wikimedia's openness on multiple levels.

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19 Jun 2012, 6:17 a.m.

Conference Seasoning

You know you're traveling too much when you completely stop updating the "where I'm going to be" feeds (example). Regardless: I'll be in San Francisco starting late today, and then in Portland on Monday the …

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19 Jun 2012, 5:54 a.m.


Wikimedia Foundation is hiring a leader for volunteer software testing. I have ideas on what this person should do and how to do it* -- indeed, this position reports to me -- but more than …

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23 May 2012, 23:45 p.m.

A Local Maximum

By the way, I got promoted. It's quite an honor. Wikimedia Foundation's new Engineering Community Team, which I lead, is a renaming of the TL;DR group. We've written a draft summary of our goals for …

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30 Mar 2012, 10:14 a.m.


Tomorrow's Picture of the Day on Wikimedia Commons is really nice. An interesting thing I learned while pasting this: if you are linking to Wikimedia web pages, you can leave out the protocol.

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26 Mar 2012, 17:53 p.m.

Announcements and Reading

I'll be keynoting the Open Source Bridge conference this year (late June, Portland, Oregon, USA). It's an honor to be asked to give a keynote address to this exciting and inspiring conference. "<body> <img> -- …

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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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18 Jan 2012, 15:14 p.m.


I've had two astonishing experiences in the last few days. The first was watching the film Brazil for the first time. If I had watched that at 16 it would have changed the course of …

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12 Nov 2011, 21:09 p.m.

Work And Being Realistic

This month I'll briefly be in Mumbai for a Wikimedia developers' meetup. Developers and translators will be working on mobile and offline access, localization, and general knowledge sharing about Wikimedia technologies. If you're interested in …

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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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