Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder


05 Mar 2015, 15:16 p.m.

The Triumph Of Outreachy

  Right now, y'all can apply to the Free and Open Source Software Outreachy internships, formerly OPW -- the deadline is March 24th. Copy the flyer below to spread the word! And March 24th is …

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21 Dec 2014, 22:10 p.m.

Why You Have To Fix Governance To Improve Hospitality

Fundamentally, if you want to make a community hospitable,* you need to work not just on individual rules of conduct, but on governance. This is because the particular people implementing rules of conduct will use …

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19 Dec 2014, 12:53 p.m.

Join Me In Donating to Stumptown Syndicate and Open Source Bridge

I'm donating up to $15,000 to the Stumptown Syndicate -- depending on how much you are willing to match by December 29th Updated: 31st at 1:30pm Pacific Time. Please join me by donating today and …

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11 Oct 2014, 10:58 a.m.

Recent Reading Responses

Data & Society (which I persist in thinking of as "that New York City think tank that danah boyd is in" in case you want a glimpse of the social graph inside my head) has …

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08 Oct 2014, 8:01 a.m.

How I made a tidepool: Implementing the Friendly Space Policy for Wikimedia Foundation technical events

Back when I worked at the Wikimedia Foundation, I used the Ada Initiative's anti-harassment policy as a template and turned it into the Friendly Space Policy covering tech events run by WMF. I offer you …

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26 Sep 2014, 19:17 p.m.

The Continuing Adventures (Transitioning From Intern To Volunteer)

By now dozens of women have stepped into open source via Outreach Program for Women, a paid internship program administered by the GNOME Foundation. I recently asked several of them whether they had been able …

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15 Sep 2014, 8:57 a.m.

The next Tor, role models, and criticism: the future I want

I'm writing these words while I ride the New York City subway. I love the subway because my fellow riders look like the world. I'm rarely the only woman and I'm never the only nonwhite …

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12 Sep 2014, 11:54 a.m.

I'm Leaving My Job At The Wikimedia Foundation

(Music for this entry: "You Can't Be Too Careful" by Moxy Früvous; "Level Up" by Vienna Teng; "Do It Anyway" by Ben Folds Five; "Teenagers, Kick Our Butts" by Dar Williams.) I've regretfully decided to …

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13 Aug 2014, 15:48 p.m.

Case Study of a Good Internship

I'm currently a mentor for Frances Hocutt's internship in which she evaluates, documents, and improves client libraries for the MediaWiki web API. She'll be finishing up this month. I wanted to share some things we've …

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10 Aug 2014, 19:34 p.m.

Resources For Starting Your Own Thing

I've had two different conversations recently with feminist women who want to start their own tech startups. Even though I have never done that, it turns out that I had things to tell them that …

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