VM Brasseur

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VM Brasseur

Internet Archive

Biography

VM’s introduction to Open Source was watching a college boyfriend fill countless 3.5" floppy discs with a new operating system he was downloading from Usenet over his shiny new 14.4K baud modem. “It’s, ya know, like UNIX. But, ya know, free.” Somehow this made a deep impression. VM started paying attention and recognized that openness is a Good Thing™. Since then openness of all sorts has been a feature of her life, often in small but meaningful ways.

VM has been a system analyst, an erstwhile DBA, a programmer and the director of a software engineering department. Now she’s pleased and honored to be Product Manager at Internet Archive.

When not working VM makes things, dotes on her spoiled cats Nigel and Percy, organizes GeekiTiki (website pending) and obsesses about Doctor Who.

Sessions for this user

* Marketing: You're Soaking In It!

Come join me as I dispel some of the clouds of pollution which obscure the name of marketing, show how it can help your projects, reveal how--whether you realize it or not--you already use marketing every day and how that's a very good thing indeed.
Business
VM Brasseur

* Open Sourcing Your Legacy Project: A Game of Adventure, Danger and Low Cunning

You are an employee of COMPANY. COMPANY is investigating open sourcing PROJECT. You will explore some of the most obscure and frustrating territory as you lead this effort. Hardened leads have run screaming from the terrors of this undertaking!
Business
VM Brasseur