Sumana Harihareswara is an open source software contributor and project manager with over a decade of experience in the software industry. She lives in New York City, where she heads Changeset Consulting, which provides short-term, targeted release management for open source projects and the companies that depend on them. She is the project manager for Warehouse, the new Python Package Index.
Sumana was previously senior technical writer and engineering community manager at the Wikimedia Foundation. She has also managed projects at Collabora, GNOME, QuestionCopyright.org, Fog Creek Software, Behavior, and Salon.com. Sumana frequently speaks and writes about open source and management; she was keynote speaker at Open Source Bridge in 2012, code4lib in 2014, and Wiki Conference USA in 2014. From mid-2014 to early 2015, she served as a member of the board of directors of the Ada Initiative. Her past leadership in nonprofit, academia, industry, and volunteer organizations earned her an Open Source Citizen Award in 2011. Sumana holds an MS in technology management from Columbia University and a BA in political science from the University of California, Berkeley. She participated in the Recurse Center in 2013 and 2014.
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