About the Author
VM (aka Vicky) spent most of her 20 years 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/open source, technology, community, business and the
intersections between them.
She 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 of open-source contributions and community participation. The book is published
by The Pragmatic Programmers and is now available
in an early
release beta version.
It's available at https://fossforge.com.
Vicky is the proud winner of the Perl White Camel Award (2014) and the O'Reilly
Open Source Award (2016). She's a moderator and author for opensource.com, a Director
for the Open Source Initiative, and a frequent
and popular speaker at free/open-source
conferences and events. She blogs about free/open source, business and technical
management at http://anonymoushash.vmbrasseur.com.