Five questions for VM Brasseur and Deb Nicholson: How to overcome communication challenges and encourage collaborative work when managing globally distributed teams.
Deb Nicholson works at the intersection of technology and social justice and has over 15 years of nonprofit management experience. Deb got involved in the free software movement about five years ago when she started working for the Free Software Foundation. She is currently the director of community outreach at Open Invention Network—the defensive patent pool built to protect Linux projects. She is also the community manager for GNU MediaGoblin, a brand-new federated media hosting program. In her spare time, Deb serves on the board of OpenHatch, a small nonprofit dedicated to identifying and mentoring new free software contributors, with a particular interest in building a more diverse free software movement.