Making Open Work
May 8–9, 2017: Training & Tutorials
May 10–11, 2017: 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, 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.


11:50am12:30pm Thursday, May 11, 2017
Location: Meeting Room 10 A/B
Level: Non-technical
VM Brasseur (@vmbrasseur)
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What happens when the people who helped shape the open source movement we enjoy today decide to retire? VM Brasseur explains why we must take the time to do succession planning for free and open source leadership while we still have these founders in our midst. Read more.
2:35pm3:15pm Thursday, May 11, 2017
Location: Table 1
VM Brasseur (@vmbrasseur)
VM will be on hand to answer questions related to her Thursday morning talk, Passing the baton: Succession planning for FOSS leadership. A veteran open source developer, manager, strategist, and advocate, VM will answer your questions about how to develop the open source leaders of the future. Read more.