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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01 Sep 2011, 18:22 p.m.

Everybody's Doing It: Some Hackathon Tips

I'm helping arrange some developers' events at work. They're meant for open source software developers, testers, documenters, and other contributors to get together, talk, and collaborate. We often call them hackathons. I'm directly planning, with …

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