VM (Vicky) Brasseur

VM (Vicky) Brasseur

In VM (aka Vicky)'s nearly 20 years in the tech industry she has been an analyst, programmer, product manager, software engineering manager, director of software engineering, and C-level technical business and open source strategy consultant. Vicky is the winner of the Perl White Camel Award (2014) and the O'Reilly Open Source Award (2016).

Vicky occasionally blogs at http://anonymoushash.vmbrasseur.com, often writes & is a moderator for opensource.com, and frequently tweets at @vmbrasseur.

Montreal 2017 sessions

A Crash Course in Tech Management

English session - Beginner

'Programmer' and 'Manager' are two different titles for a reason: they're two different jobs and skill sets. If you have managerial aspirations (or have had them foisted upon you), come to this session to learn some of the tricks of the managerial trade.

This session will introduce you to many of the skills and resources you’ll need to become a successful tech manager (and keep your team from wanting to string you up).

A Remote Chance of Success

English session - Beginner

A lot of dev teams are going remote now, but without the correct infrastructure and processes in place you may not be able to support those remote workers team members. During this session we’ll discuss some of the preparations you should make before bringing remote staff on board, as well as how to make them successful once they're there, including communication, documentation, and culture challenges.