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


1:50pm–2:30pm Thursday, 05/19/2016
Open Source 101
Location: Meeting Room 9C Level: Non-technical
VM Brasseur (Juniper Networks)
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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.