Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder


23 Jun 2011, 10:12 a.m.

Learn Tech Management In Probably Fewer Than 45 Minutes

I've put up slides and pretty rough notes from the talk I gave yesterday at Open Source Bridge, Learn Tech Management in 45 Minutes. I quote Langdon Winner and then Marx & Engels, summarize the …

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09 Jun 2011, 14:04 p.m.

Portland and San Francisco Travel This Month

I'm going to be in San Francisco next week for in-person collaboration with my Wikimedia colleagues. Then, June 19-25, I'm at the Open Source Bridge conference, presenting Learn Tech Management In 45 Minutes. It took …

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20 May 2011, 7:43 a.m.

Three Wikimedia Facts

If you have a WordPress blog, the PhotoCommons plugin is an easy way to grab photos from Wikimedia Commons as graphics for your posts. We have a lot of job openings, including nonprofit-y, communication and …

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03 May 2011, 10:40 a.m.

New Job, New Email Address

As of this month, I'm a full-time contractor for the Wikimedia Foundation, serving as Volunteer Development Coordinator. My boss at WMF, Rob Lanphier, has just posted a welcome note that makes me sound all fancy. …

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01 May 2011, 21:45 p.m.

PICC 2011

My performance at the Professional IT Community Conference went all right. Consistent light laughter, some long belly laughs and several bits of applause. Sheeri Cabral and Tom Limoncelli really hit it out of the park …

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26 Apr 2011, 17:14 p.m.

GSoC, GSoC, Who's There?

As the organizational administrator for MediaWiki (thanks to my job for the Wikimedia Foundation), I am pleased to announce our Google Summer of Code students for 2011. Also delight-inducing: the number of rejected applicants who …

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25 Apr 2011, 18:31 p.m.

Do You Have 90 Minutes To Help GNOME?

I'm seeking volunteers for a fairly low-effort GNOME Journal task. I need about ten. You don't need any special knowledge about GNOME, just access to email and about 60-90 minutes of free time over the …

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12 Apr 2011, 15:26 p.m.

Geeky Standup Comedy as Value-Add

So, about that standup I'm doing this month. Have you perhaps further pondered, "It would be awesome if Sumana performed at a tech conference where I could also network with the IT community of New …

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11 Apr 2011, 15:38 p.m.

GNOME Contractor Status Update: Launch Week & Next Steps

(Also posted to marketing-list.) My last email, on April 1st, mentioned that "my main TODOs today, this weekend, and early next week are to follow up on press contacts, the eReleases blast, and GNOME Journal." …

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06 Apr 2011, 1:48 a.m.

GNOME 3 Edition of GNOME Journal Published

I just pushed the button(s) to put out a new edition of GNOME Journal! This one focuses on the launch of the 3.0 version of your favorite desktop environment (assuming your favorite is GNOME). You …

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