Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder


11 Jul 2011, 11:11 a.m.

Kyriarchy & Mr. Rogers

In late June, Kjerstin Johnson interviewed me for Bitch Media (makers of Bitch Magazine) about Wikimedia, feminism in open source, and related topics. You can listen to the half-hour interview via download from the Internet …

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29 Jun 2011, 19:01 p.m.

Open Source Bridge 2011

I had a wonderful time at this year's Open Source Bridge conference. Last year at OSBridge, I presented "The Second Step: HOWTO encourage open source work at for-profits" and had a great time. So this …

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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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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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31 Mar 2011, 15:40 p.m.

MediaWiki Accepting Google Summer of Code Applications

Just posted on the Wikimedia tech blog: MediaWiki got accepted as a Google Summer of Code project, so we're looking for project ideas, mentors, and students. More details at the techblog post.

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02 Mar 2011, 3:54 a.m.


Now that my new bosses have told the world: yes, I'm also now consulting for the Wikimedia Foundation, the nonprofit that supports Wikipedia and other free knowledge initiatives. To grossly simplify, I'm coordinating software development …

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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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