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Pragmatic Hero's Journey


Feb 9, 2021

VM Brasseur

Tammy and Tim have a chat with VM (Vicky) Brasseur, author of Forge Your Future with Open Source, about her journey to becoming a Pragmatic author.

* Recorded 13-January-2021

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The wait is finally over: the first guest of our new podcast is here! VM (Vicky) Brasseur, author of Forge Your Future with Open Source, joins the show to discuss her journey to becoming a pragmatic author. On this episode, you’ll find out how VM went from free/open source advocate and corporate strategist to pragmatic author, and you’ll discover what it takes to write a book.

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VM (Vicky) Brasseur spent most of her 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.
 
After discovering Project Gutenberg—a free eBook platform for public domain content—VM was hooked on the free/open source model as a way to share documentation, software, and knowledge. 
 
Although VM had been writing articles and contributing to free/open source projects before becoming an author, making the leap from article writer to book author was intimidating—and not necessarily something she considered on her own. But thanks to her editor, Brian MacDonald, VM was convinced to write Forge Your Future with Open Source, the first and only book to detail how to contribute to free and open source software projects. 
 
You can stream the episode here: https://pragprog.libsyn.com/ or subscribe to the RSS feed using the following link: https://pragprog.libsyn.com/rss.