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.
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.
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.
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