Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder


26 Feb 2011, 8:52 a.m.


Since I last mentioned my career, I have turned into a consultant. I have a few gigs; let me tell you about two of my clients. is a nonprofit that aims "to educate the …

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09 Feb 2011, 11:34 a.m.


As you might have seen from my microblogging, I seem to know a lot of firms that are hiring. In short: I know people who are looking for project managers, UX designers, backend developers, undergrads …

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02 Feb 2011, 9:50 a.m.

Is Our Sumanas Learning?

Yesterday + today: Project Hamster is a nice timetracking app, better for my purposes than is gTimelog. The magic code to add to an HTML page to make RSS autodiscovery work: <link rel="alternate" type="application/rss+xml" title="RSS …

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01 Feb 2011, 7:47 a.m.

When Am I Ever Going To Have To Use This?

Yesterday, while negotiating with potential clients, I used: You know, standard reading, writing, and interpersonal speaking skills (many courses, school newspaper, speech & debate, Academic Decathlon) Basic algebra to work out some price quotes (elementary …

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10 Jan 2011, 10:17 a.m.

What's Obsolete & What's Still True?

In India the number of institutions and organizations installing computers is growing at a rapid rate. This is a welcome sign. More and more of our workers in factories and offices will now turn the …

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23 Dec 2010, 2:01 a.m.

A Turn From The Personal To The Professional

I'm seeking a new position as a project manager or open source community coordinator. From here I'd like to get into product management with a sideline in mentoring engineers in career development. Resume, LinkedIn, email, …

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12 Dec 2010, 8:02 a.m.

Anyone going to in Bangalore in a few days? I'm thinking of attending on December 15th, the day before I fly back to the USA. Perhaps we could hang out.

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04 Nov 2010, 14:26 p.m.

To Build A WiFire

Nandini advised me that video chat with her fiance makes it far more bearable to be away from him, so I decided to investigate the Google Chat videochat integration in Empathy so I could videochat …

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26 Sep 2010, 16:14 p.m.

Why I Haven't Replied To You

I haven't explicitly said this before, but: I'm spending a lot of my time taking care of my mother. Since my dad died this summer, she's needed a little looking-after. If I haven't responded to …

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23 Aug 2010, 21:45 p.m.

Two Tips On Convincing Managers & Executives To Invest In Your Technology Projects

From a years-old job-advice email to a friend. The sort of knowledge that Rachel Chalmers or Karl Fogel finds obvious but that some of us still haven't quite integrated into our day-to-day communications and long-term …

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