VM (Vicky) Brasseur

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VM (aka Vicky) spent most of her 20 years in the tech industry leading software development departments and teams, and providing technical management and leadership consulting for small and medium businesses. Now she leverages nearly 30 years of free and open source software experience and a strong business background to advise companies about free/open source, technology, community, business, and the intersections between them.

She is the author of Forge Your Future with Open Source, the first book to detail how to contribute to free and open source software projects. Think of it as the missing manual of open source contributions and community participation. The book is published by The Pragmatic Programmers and is now available at https://fossforge.com.

Vicky is the Vice President of the Open Source Initiative, a moderator and author for opensource.com, an author for Linux Journal, and a frequent and popular speaker at free/open source conferences and events. She's the proud winner of the Perl White Camel Award (2014) and the O’Reilly Open Source Award (2016). She blogs about free/open source, business, and technical management at {anonymous => 'hash'};.

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This post is very disappointing.

The poll seems designed to offend a lot of language practitioners while pandering to loud but ignorant masses who'll come racing to click a poll and slag on languages.

Maybe before creating a poll about "dead" languages to pander for the clicks, someone should make sure that none of the entries appear on the TIOBE index or other reputable language statistics reports. For instance, C currently sits at #2 of TIOBE, above Python. Perl sits at #16, just below Go.

It's actually much easier than you think. I encourage you to give it a try the next time you organise a new conference. :-)