…the blog

{anonymous => 'hash'}; is the professional blog of VM Brasseur. The title is a reference to the Perl construct of an anonymous hash. It is also a play on words, as the topics covered by the blog are themselves a hash of various things which cross the author’s mind. These topics may include but certainly are not limited to:

  • Open source strategy, contributing, and compliance
  • Technical management and leadership
  • Career development & job hunting
  • Public speaking

…the author

Selfie of me wearing a hoodieI’ve spent most of my decades in the tech industry leading software development departments and teams, providing strategy and leadership advice for both for- and non-profit organisations, and helping companies understand, use, release, and contribute to free and open source software (FOSS) in a way that’s good for both their bottom line and for the FOSS ecosystem.

I’m 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. The book is published by The Pragmatic Programmers and is available as eBook, paper book, and audiobook.

If you or your company needs assistance with open source strategy, contributions, implementation, compliance, or community management, please contact me.

Currently I live in Oregon with my amazing cats. I am not interested in relocating.

My résumé is available online in PDF format.

The latest version of my bio is always available here.

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