Everything open source
May 16–17, 2016: Training & Tutorials
May 18–19, 2016: Conference
Austin, TX
VM Brasseur

VM Brasseur
Open Source Consultant, @vmbrasseur

Website | @vmbrasseur

VM (aka Vicky) Brasseur spent most of her time in the tech industry leading software development departments and teams and providing technical management and leadership consulting for small and medium businesses. Now she leverages nearly 30 years of free and open source software experience and a strong business background to advise companies about free and open source software, technology, community, business, and the intersections between them. Vicky is the proud winner of the Perl White Camel Award (2014) and the O’Reilly Open Source Award (2016) and is the author of Forge Your Future with Open Source, the first book to detail how to contribute to free and open source software projects. (Think of it as the missing manual on open source contributions and community participation.) She’s the vice president of the Open Source Initiative, a moderator and author for Opensource.com, and a frequent and popular speaker at free and open source conferences and events. She frequently blogs about free and open source software, business, and technical management.


1:50pm–2:30pm Thursday, 05/19/2016
Open Source 101
Location: Meeting Room 9C Level: Non-technical
VM Brasseur (@vmbrasseur)
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Drive-through contributors: they drop by; they fix their problem; they leave. We'd prefer that these people stick around and join the community, but a good drive-through contribution adds value to your project. VM Brasseur explores methods for maximizing drive-through contributions and offers an argument for using the number of drive-through contributions as a metric for project health. Read more.