Keynote by Sumana Harihareswara*
Sumana Harihareswara gave our opening keynote, "Be Bold: An Origin Story".
What connects Kannada Kootas, the Ada Initiative, “git push origin master”, reverse engineering, and empathy?
I've presented at Foo Camp, "Open Source Bridge 2011":http://opensourcebridge.org/sessions/609, and "Open Source Bridge 2010":http://opensourcebridge.org/2010/wiki/The_Second_Step:_HOWTO_encourage_open_source_work_at_for-profits, "Wikimania":http://wikimania2011.wikimedia.org/wiki/Submissions/How_to_get_what_you_want_from_MediaWiki_developers, keynoted "PICC":http://www.picconf.org, led or organized several Wikimedia hackathons, taught several courses at UC Berkeley, and performed at Bay Area stand-up comedy venues, including "Google":http://vimeo.com/31400322.
Sumana Harihareswara manages projects and people, currently as Engineering Community Manager at the Wikimedia Foundation, where she leads the Engineering Community Team (formerly TLDR). She keynoted Open Source Bridge in 2012.
She has worked at Collabora, GNOME, QuestionCopyright.org, Fog Creek Software, Behavior, and Salon.com, and contributed to the MediaWiki, AltLaw, Empathy, Miro, and Zeitgeist open source projects. She is a blogger at GeekFeminism and an advisory board member for the Ada Initiative, and was editor and release organizer for GNOME Journal. Harihareswara has presented at Foo Camp, Open Source Bridge 2012, Open Source Bridge 2011, Open Source Bridge 2010, MindCamp Seattle 2008 (“Three Models of Power: A Political Science Lens on Your Organization”), and keynoted PICC. She has led or organized several Wikimedia hackathons, taught several courses at UC Berkeley, and performed at Bay Area stand-up comedy venues. She holds an MS in Technology Management from Columbia University and lives in New York City.
If you want to keep up with her, you can check out Cogito, Ergo Sumana for blogging or @brainwane for microblogging.
- Title: Outreach Events: My Triumphs, My Mistakes
- Track: Cooking
- Room: B301
- Time: 3:45 – 4:30pm
We all love sprinting with other experts, but how do you design an event effectively to reach out to and train newbies? It takes more work than you might think (publicity, prep, structure, and followup), but here’s how.
- Speakers: Sumana Harihareswara, Asheesh Laroia