Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

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Management and Leadership

15 Mar 2021, 11:21 a.m.

Rick Steves, Underappreciated

Jacob Kaplan-Moss suggested I write this up so here you go! This weekend I listened to the "How I Built This" interview with entrepreneur Rick Steves. You may have heard of Rick Steves and thought …

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12 Mar 2021, 15:25 p.m.

MozFest 2021 Followup: How To Get A Project Unstuck

This one-hour discussion session covered some of the same material as my Linux.Conf.Au 2021 lecture, on "How To Get A Project Unstuck -- And Fixing The Skill Gaps That Got Us Here" (outline and links; …

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27 Jan 2021, 7:01 a.m.

Gaps in Existing Guidance on Open Source & Software Management

I'm working on a book proposal for the full-length book version of Getting Unstuck: Advice for Open Source Projects (38-page sampler available now for free download when you subscribe to Changeset Consulting's email newsletter (1-10 …

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24 Jan 2021, 17:21 p.m.

Outline and Links for "How To Get A Project Unstuck" LCA Talk

Here's a brief outline, and relevant links, for the talk I'm about to give at Linux.Conf.Au: "How To Get A Project Unstuck -- And Fixing The Skill Gaps That Got Us Here". I am not …

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23 Jan 2021, 6:36 a.m.

Advice From My Book Helps The Autoconf Project Assess Itself

A few weeks ago, I released a sampler from my upcoming book on rejuvenating open source projects: Getting Unstuck: Advice for Open Source Projects. It's like a lengthy trailer in text form. You can get …

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01 Jan 2021, 15:50 p.m.

New Free Ebook Sampler from "Getting Unstuck: Advice for Open Source Projects"

I've written and released a sampler from my upcoming book on rejuvenating open source projects: Getting Unstuck: Advice for Open Source Projects. It's like a lengthy trailer in text form. You can get this 38-page …

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11 Dec 2020, 16:50 p.m.

Two Upcoming Sumana-Talks-At-You Events

Most urgently: You have just over 24 hours to back the Mermaids Monthly project on Kickstarter, supporting a fun, independent speculative fiction magazine for 2021. If you back at the $100 “Subscription, Pin, and Poetry” …

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07 Dec 2020, 7:55 a.m.

Reflecting on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

The other night I watched two films in a row: Knock Down The House, the documentary about four progressive candidates running to unseat Democratic incumbents in the 2018 US election, and Douglas, Hannah Gadsby's comedy …

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08 Sep 2020, 22:13 p.m.

Breaking Release Bottlenecks -- What Changeset Can Do

I did some volunteer work earlier this year, helping rejuvenate pipenv (a command-line tool that some people use to help handle Python packages they make and use). Here's what I did, how long it took, …

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03 Sep 2020, 11:48 a.m.

Making Groups, Leading Them, Treating Others Well

Some writing I've appreciated in the past year, on leadership, and on understanding others and treating them well: synecdochic's "dreamwidth as vindication of a few cherished theories": His decision to take energy away from his …

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