Python Package Index
Project management (2017-present)
Warehouse powers the next-generation replacement for the Python Package Index -- basic Python community infrastructure.
Python and open source maintainership consultant (2018-present)
Harihareswara occasionally provides advice to Tidelift on connecting with and serving open source software maintainers, especially Pythonists.
Python Packaging Authority
Technical writer and community coordinator (2018-2019)
The Packaging Working Group of the Python Software Foundation engaged Changeset to coordinate and improve communication among and for the Python Packaging Authority, a group of maintainers of key Python packaging and distribution tools.
Community management consultant (2017-2018)
The Electronic Frontier Foundation hired Changeset to help improve HTTPS Everywhere's project workflow for developers & maintainers and thus increase the project's sustainability and ability to onboard new maintainers (mailing list announcement).
Open Tech Strategies
Researcher and infrastructure builder (2016-2018)
Via the consulting firm Open Tech Strategies, and as part of Solution Guidance Corporation, Harihareswara improved infrastructure and documentation for the Provider Screening Module, a Java web application to help US states administer Medicaid.
Product designer and manager (2017)
Following a sprint with OpenNews in December 2016 to help write a guide to newsrooms who want to open source their code, Harihareswara worked with contractor Frances Hocutt to create a language-agnostic, general-purpose linter tool to accompany that guide.
Technical writer and community coordinator (2016-2017)
In early 2016, Zulip's documentation was split among multiple README files and sub-sites, and Zulip had a small open source community. Harihareswara reorganized the documentation, wrote an architecture overview, and started a glossary.
Project auditor (2016)
Wikimedia Indonesia, a non-profit organization dedicated to free knowledge and free culture, worked on a Making All Voices Count project to make it easier for local Indonesians to add local data to OpenStreetMap. WMID improved the open source Pywikibot tool with bugfixes, tests, new features, code review, project management, an easier UI, and better packaging, and wrote accompanying training manuals.
Release expediter (2015)
Harihareswara ran a 2015 PyCon sprint that expedited the GNU Mailman 3.0 release; she prioritized tasks, advised UI decisions, tested the installer and recruited additional testers, and wrote documentation.
Speaker and writer (2012-2014)
Harihareswara has presented, taught, and spoken at several OpenHatch events introducing new contributors to the open source software community.
MediaWiki community manager and senior technical writer (2011-2014)
As Senior Technical Writer, Harihareswara wrote MediaWiki's performance and architecture guidelines, revamped and ran its Requests for Comment process, and mentored an Outreachy intern focusing on auditing and improving API client libraries.
Onboarding auditor (2013)
Harihareswara assessed the state of the codebase and the project's friendliness to new developers as of late 2013, producing a list of issues to fix.
Project manager (2011)
The volunteers who develop a web application to manage the scifi convention WisCon had a jumble of bug reports and feature requests in BaseCamp, Google Code, old emails and text notes.
Marketer and editor (2009-2011)
GNOME needed publicity and a clear message when launching GNOME 3.0, the first major version release in nine years.
Project manager (2011)
During a controversy about the New York Linux Users Group's organizational future, Harihareswara accepted the responsibility of choosing the documentation platform members would use to write their charter.
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