Sumana Harihareswara

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Sumana Harihareswara

Wikimedia Foundation

Biography

Sumana Harihareswara is Senior Technical Writer at the Wikimedia Foundation, where she works in the Engineering Community Team (formerly TLDR). She was keynote speaker at Open Source Bridge in 2012, code4lib in 2014, and Wiki Conference USA in 2014.

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 a member of the board of directors of the Ada Initiative, and was editor and release organizer for GNOME Journal. Harihareswara has presented at Foo Camp, PyCon 2014, Open Source Bridge 2013, Open Source Bridge 2012, Open Source Bridge 2011, Open Source Bridge 2010, several Wikimanias, and MindCamp Seattle 2008, 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 participated in Hacker School in 2013, 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.

Open Source Bridge 2014

Sessions for this user

* A Few Python Tips

Nothing fancy here, just several tips that help you work effectively with Python. This talk is licensed CC BY; please feel free to reuse it at your company or conference.
Cooking
Sumana Harihareswara

* The Outreach Program for Women: what works & what's next

We've mentored and interned in the Outreach Program for Women, and we know it works -- it improves the gender balance inside open source communities. We'll discuss why it works, how it builds off of Google Summer of Code, and discuss replicating it, expanding it, and looking at the next step in the recruiting and inclusion pipeline.
Cooking
Sumana Harihareswara, Liz Henry

Open Source Bridge 2013

Sessions for this user

* Diversity in open source: What's changed in 2012 and 2013

A few stories we will cover: * 20% women attendees at PyCon US 2013 * 85% of JSConf attendees donated to women in open tech/culture * The success of Black Girls Code * Conferences with 100% white male speakers are now called out for not trying hard enough to find good speakers * Mozilla's adoption of community guidelines that prevent advocacy of discrimination on Planet Mozilla and other Mozilla forums * The rapid growth of PyLadies
Culture
Valerie Aurora, Sumana Harihareswara, Ashe Dryden, Liz Henry, Asheesh Laroia

* Just Don't Lick the Cookie: an open discussion about organizational dysfunction

When someone claims a task and then doesn't do anything with it, we call that "licking the cookie." Nobody in their right mind would pick up and eat the licked cookie or finish the project. In this session well talk about common forms of organizational dysfunction, and then facilitate a group discussion about working around, over, under or through organizational dysfunctions you've encountered.
Culture
Kellie Brownell, Sumana Harihareswara

Open Source Bridge 2012

Sessions for this user

* Keynote by Sumana Harihareswara

Sumana Harihareswara gave our opening keynote, "Be Bold: An Origin Story".
Culture
Sumana Harihareswara

* Outreach Events: My Triumphs, My Mistakes

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.
Cooking
Sumana Harihareswara, Asheesh Laroia

Proposals for this user

* Being the new sheriff^W barkeep in town

What are the special challenges for a new community manager stepping into a long-established open source community?
Culture 2012-03-16 20:54:47 +0000
Sumana Harihareswara

Open Source Bridge 2011

Sessions for this user

* Learn Tech Management In 45 Minutes

It took me two years to get a master's in tech management. I save you $40K and give you the short version.
Business
Sumana Harihareswara

Proposals for this user

* Blocker Confessional & Bugbash

What are the three highest priorities for your FLOSS project, what's blocking you, and can we help? A guided discussion, and a hackfest.
Cooking 2011-03-16 16:54:36 +0000
Sumana Harihareswara

* Google Summer of Code Problems and Solutions

You're one-third of the way through Google Summer of Code. What's working, what's not, and what to do?
Cooking 2011-04-01 04:28:07 +0000
Sumana Harihareswara

Open Source Bridge 2010

Sessions for this user

* The Second Step: HOWTO encourage open source work at for-profits

Even at pro-FLOSS businesses, logistical obstacles and incentive problems get in the way of giving back. I'll show you how to fix that.
Business
Sumana Harihareswara

Proposals for this user

* "Thoughtcrime Experiments": CC/FLOSS Lessons From A DIY Sci-Fi Anthology

Last year, two FLOSS enthusiasts edited a Creative Commons-licensed anthology of original fantasy and science fiction stories and art. We did it to give back, to give readers more choices, and because documenting and sharing are in our blood. Here's how we published a great anthology, why, and how you can do it too.
Culture 2010-03-23 17:48:46 +0000
Sumana Harihareswara

* Blocker Talk: confessional-meets-Scrum

What are the three highest priorities for your FLOSS project, what's blocking you, and can we help? A guided discussion.
Cooking 2010-03-29 22:48:36 +0000
Sumana Harihareswara