Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder


30 Jul 2014, 11:47 a.m.

Here Are Some Grants You Could Apply For

When I tell people about grants they could get to help them work on open source/open culture stuff, sometimes they are surprised because they didn't know such grants existed. Here are some of them! Grants …

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23 Jul 2014, 10:01 a.m.

What Is To Be Done?

When I worked at I got to work with Scott Rosenberg. I never reported to him and barely got to collaborate with him directly, more's the pity, but I did get to witness him …

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21 Jul 2014, 8:56 a.m.

The Art Of Writing In The Dark

Wordsworth tells us that his greatest inspirations had a way of coming to him in the night, and that he had to teach himself to write in the dark that he might not lose them. …

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14 Jul 2014, 11:24 a.m.

Why Job Titles Matter To Me

A friend asked for help in thinking about job titles and job descriptions, and said she was specifically interested in how to think about them and whether they matter at all. I gave her some …

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07 Jul 2014, 10:10 a.m.

If You Log In To Wikipedia You Can Customize A Bunch Of Stuff

I bet most people reading this often read Wikipedia articles but don't log in. That's fine. I love that you don't have to register to read or edit. But here are a few reasons you …

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01 Jul 2014, 23:42 p.m.

You Can (Sometimes) Negotiate When Being Laid Off

Some of the details escape me now, but people may still find use in the tale of how I succeeded in negotiating a counterproposal when I got laid off several years ago. Once upon a …

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30 May 2014, 1:50 a.m.

Citations and Links for My WCUSA Keynote

In a few hours, I'm giving the opening keynote address at Wiki Conference USA. Here are some links and citations for sources I'll be referring to. Engineering learning styles and educational psychology research by Mel …

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13 May 2014, 15:24 p.m.

Dipping My Toes Into PHP

This week, alumni like me get to spend time at Hacker School. Since I work on MediaWiki-related documentation and I've never programmed in PHP before, I decided to start understanding just enough PHP to be …

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23 Apr 2014, 16:54 p.m.

A Change Of Roles

I did open source community management for MediaWiki for about three years. At first, in 2011, I was an individual contributor (see my February 2012 post "What Does A Volunteer Development Coordinator Do?"). After several …

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06 Apr 2014, 15:18 p.m.

Points of View

I'm noodling around, thinking about vision, perspectives, and leadership. In a 2012 interview with MIT Technology Review (in their compilation Twelve Tomorrows), Neal Stephenson spoke about science fiction's role in innovation (pp. 5-6): ... a …

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