Fueling innovative software
July 15-18, 2019
Portland, OR
VM Brasseur

VM Brasseur
Director, Open Source Strategy, Juniper Networks

Website | @vmbrasseur

VM (Vicky) Brasseur is the director of open source strategy at Juniper, where she leverages her nearly 30 years of free and open source software experience and strong business background to help Juniper be successful through free and open source software. She spent most of her 20-plus years in the tech industry leading software development departments and teams, providing technical management and leadership consulting for small and medium businesses, and helping companies understand, use, release, and contribute to free and open source software in a way that’s good for both their bottom line and for the community. She’s the author of Forge Your Future with Open Source, the first and only book to detail how to contribute to free and open source software projects (published by the Pragmatic Programmers). Vicky’s a moderator and author for Opensource.com, an author for Linux Journal, the former vice president of the Open Source Initiative, and a frequent and popular speaker at free and open source conferences and events. She’s the proud winner of the Perl White Camel Award (2014) and the O’Reilly Open Source Award (2016). She blogs about free and open source, business, and technical management.


9:00am12:30pm Monday, July 15, 2019
Secondary topics:  Customer Centered
VM Brasseur (Juniper Networks)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 12 ratings)
From unresponsive recruiters to pointless interview questions, a job hunt can be a demoralizing and dehumanizing process. VM (Vicky) Brasseur walks you through how to make it more productive and less stressful. Read more.
1:30pm2:20pm Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Open Source, Open@Amazon , Sponsored
Location: F150/151
Zaheda Bhorat (Amazon Web Services), Matt Asay (AWS), VM Brasseur (Juniper Networks), Matt Wilson (Amazon Web Services), Adam Jacob (Chef), Tiffany Farriss (Palantir.net)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 2 ratings)
Open source has come a long way in the last 20 years. With the rise of the developer and the shift of the community and interest going to foundations and VCs, there are many strong voices and debates in the industry on what it means to be a good open source citizen. Come listen to some of the strongest opinions and hear a lively discussion on what it takes to keep open source open. Read more.
9:20am9:35am Thursday, July 18, 2019
Location: Portland Ballroom
VM Brasseur (Juniper Networks)
Average rating: ****.
(4.52, 23 ratings)
You'll see a lot of companies on the OSCON 2019 keynote stage, each sharing how much they love free and open source software. You may even (sarcastically) think, "Gosh am I ever glad I got to hear from all of these Brands™!" VM Brasseur explains why this perspective isn't very helpful for the companies trying to do open source correctly. They need us—our knowledge, experience, and compassion. Read more.