Feb 9, 2021
Tammy and Tim have a chat with VM (Vicky) Brasseur, author of Forge
Your Future with Open Source, about her journey to becoming a
* Recorded 13-January-2021
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.
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
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.
Listen to the rest of VM's story on this episode of the
Pragmatic Hero's Journey podcast.