…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 twenty-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.

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 now available at http://fossforge.com.

I’ve been a moderator and author for opensource.com, an author for Linux Journal, the Vice President of the Open Source Initiative, and am a frequent and popular speaker at free/open source conferences and events. I’m the proud winner of the Perl White Camel Award (2014), the O’Reilly Open Source Award (2016), and two Opensource.com Moderator’s Choice Awards (2018, 2019). I blog about free/open source, business, and technical management here at {anonymous => ‘hash’};.

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

Currently I live in lovely Portland, Oregon with my amazing cats, Percy and Nigel. I am not interested in relocating.

My résumé is available online in PDF format.

The latest version of my bio is always available here.