Python Package Index
Project management (2017-present)
Warehouse powers the next-generation replacement for the Python Package Index -- basic Python community infrastructure.
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.
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.
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.
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