Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

Tag
Conferences and Performances

12 Mar 2018, 15:21 p.m.

Request: Donate To the Tiptree Award Auction

The James Tiptree, Jr. Literary Award encourages the exploration & expansion of gender, and holds a fundraising auction at WisCon each year. I'm the auctioneer, which is a pretty fun form of community service, and …

Read More
02 Jan 2018, 9:46 a.m.

2017 Sumana In Review

Four years ago, during my first batch at the Recurse Center, every day I'd write in a little notebook on the subway on my way home, jotting down a few bullet points about what I …

Read More
11 Nov 2017, 7:14 a.m.

Video of Our PyGotham Play

You can now watch the 22-minute video of the play I discussed last month. "Code Review, Forwards and Back", co-written by and co-starring Jason Owen and me, directed by Jonathan Galvez. Thanks to: Kenneth Durril …

Read More
02 Oct 2017, 16:45 p.m.

Code Review, Forwards And Back

This Friday, at PyGotham, Jason Owen and I are co-presenting "Code Review, Forwards and Back". This is not a standard technical conference talk. It's a 25-minute play, basically a one-act. The setting: an office conference …

Read More
13 Jun 2017, 10:41 a.m.

Transparency And Accountability In Government Forensic Science

In February, I learned that the New York State Assembly was planning a public hearing on government oversight of forensic science laboratories, and then was invited to offer ten minutes of testimony and then answer …

Read More
16 May 2017, 17:56 p.m.

PyCon & WisCon

I just updated my "Talks" page -- I'll be at PyCon May 19-25, to represent Zulip at a booth and then to help run the Zulip development sprint. I will likely also have a new …

Read More
10 May 2017, 9:59 a.m.

OSCON, For a Single Day

I'm going to be at OSCON in Austin, Texas to represent Zulip in the Open Source Alley tomorrow (Thursday) 10am-4:30pm. Please consider coming by and getting a demo, or just talking with us about Python …

Read More
07 Feb 2017, 10:18 a.m.

Upcoming Talks

I happened upon the New York state Assembly's website last week,* and noticed an upcoming hearing about "Government oversight of forensic science laboratories" (PDF), hearing oral testimony by invitation only. I wondered: Who's on the …

Read More
23 May 2016, 10:02 a.m.

Two OSCON Conversations, And A Trip Report Between Them

Conversation the last night of OSCON, reconstructed from memory: "So, Neil Young --" "The singer-songwriter?" "Yeah." "Man, what a white guy name." "Are you impugning Neil Young? That man sells organic eggs at the farmer's …

Read More
21 Mar 2016, 17:20 p.m.

Two Conferences, Three Talks

Last week I took the train to Atlanta to speak at the Great Wide Open conference, which I'd never visited before. I particularly appreciated the chance to share my lessons learned with an audience that …

Read More