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Vanessa Hurst @DBNess New York, NY

coder, teacher, learner, girl scout. CEO @codemontage. founder @girldevelopit. ♥ continuous learning, open tech, data, & gratitude.

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@jeresig Agree, but I'd say we need to put actually *more* effort into diversity than code performance. Also: say "we" - not "devs" @DBNess
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstI wish devs put as much time into optimizing diversity as they put into optimizing code performance.
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstMy teammate @pamelafox gave a talk on some of the challenging JS problems we're tackling here at @khanacademy: http://t.co/Z8mk0PIMth
Retweeted by Vanessa Hurst#latergram: We presented @Hopscotch for 1000 pple @NYTM last week! Fun stuff. Thanks for this pic @robmillis =) http://t.co/puvlroHp7Q
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9/20
2014
.@Yapp lets anyone create mobile apps simply & affordably. Vote @mariaseidman as @EntMagazine's 2014 #EmergingEnt:http://t.co/iC4UeoBo5EJoin us September 20th for our first official Denver class - Intro to HTML/CSS! http://t.co/GSilIbWN21
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstPerfect night eating Shake Shack & networking w/ amazing tech women @MissJennShaw @jenvandermeer @DBNess @matylda- More please & thx @ceonyc
Retweeted by Vanessa Hurst@MicheleMarut thank you!Awards for #girlsintech & the educators that support them. Apply now! http://t.co/vBaEYzEs7Q @aauw @DBNess @Astro_Flow
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstBeyond impressed with @Samasource ... no one should be using mechanical turk if this is an option http://t.co/doC82MaTgb
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9/19
2014
#C4Q taught people to write apps — & their incomes jumped from $15k to $72k http://t.co/jpOtqBBAJO in .@voxdotcom http://t.co/I21rcGGuNL
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstJoin me at Amplify Women Coders Dinner, October 1st, 2014 #AmplifyWomenCoders http://t.co/hUC2mpgkOX
Retweeted by Vanessa Hurst"What will it look like when open source reflects diversity of talent?" @brainwane has some ideas http://t.co/ZhLWdBG4ae
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9/18
2014
@acav made my night <3What's your fav code blog post? What topics do you want blogged about? Tonight we're talking "Blogging About Code" at 9PM EST #CodeNewbie :)
Retweeted by Vanessa Hurstemail doesn't have to be The Worst - it can be lovely, as proven by @antiheroine's newsletter, The Jen Myers Report http://t.co/KGPbBrX7ifThe formula for being a woman in tech, from @jennschiffer: https://t.co/kRGJ9yh1F3 I bet if we all chip in, we could buy a Taco Bell now.
Retweeted by Vanessa Hurst@_misericorde @jhalickman thank you!!@alexedtech @CodeMontage thank you!!! <3New blog post on "What I've Learned From Teaching", http://t.co/Vq1LZUwyci
Retweeted by Vanessa Hurst@acav thank you!! (& congratulations, @jessicarichman & @meredithperry!)Join @digundiv + @facebook for a day-long interactive bootcamp on how to take your tech idea + get your biz started http://t.co/iI7tLL8Kia
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9/17
2014
Why e-book DRM can be dumb or brilliant, depending on your motives: http://t.co/3pZDeGRSmB #mostlydumbthough
Retweeted by Vanessa Hurst@JosieGillan thank you!!! <3 (& congrats, @sukruthasays!)@jhalickman thanks :)Still thinking about @WriteSpeakCode which is the most engaging and effective workshop I've been to all year. Can't wait for the conference
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstDespicable topic, great lede http://t.co/rlM0MXTpPg http://t.co/LbXBVQmMvf
Retweeted by Vanessa Hurst@geekgirlweb @phrano @NCWIT @technovation is for ages 10-23 so a bit older than we're looking for, but something to work toward :)Lady Liberty may be a woman, but American democracy is mostly male. Invite women to run http://t.co/WgxeGF9dLu #changetheratio @VoteRunLeadI support this effort to get more awesome, excellent, mind-blowing STEM teachers in America. #blowminds #TeachSTEM http://t.co/HumoxrnZwYNews from CodeMontage: Introducing 365 Ways Coders Can Change the World http://t.co/2ejV1AaNaa #365codeforgood #code
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstOohh @coopermarianne in conversation w/ @sherylsandberg about the economic anxieties of modern families http://t.co/UcO7tOY3ox #CutAdriftThat moment when your coding and the 💡 turns on is EVERYTHING 🙌🙌🙌🙌 #html #css #javascript #codenewbie
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstLearn some @heroku and have office hours at #pgopen2014 with @herokupostgres engineers: http://t.co/ScKO4EV0lq
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9/16
2014
With matching, librarians have donated over $16,000 to @adainitiative in 2 days! https://t.co/HFW3uhs4xX #libs4ada
Retweeted by Vanessa Hurst@DBNess The Hopscotch app is available in Spanish (and Chinese!!). Hope to get other materials in Spanish soon, too!
Retweeted by Vanessa Hurstwrote my first ever blog post (about why I'm afraid to blog) @writespeakcode #OwnUrExpertise! http://t.co/ftoAylk174
Retweeted by Vanessa Hurst2/2 Like we don't actually need to *hang out* JUST LEAVE ME HERE IN YOUR APARTMENT WITH YOUR WIFI & MY LAPTOP ITS GREAT REALLY no really
Retweeted by Vanessa Hurst1/2 Wondering how to explain to my friends that I require very little attention. Is combination of introversion and workaholism.
Retweeted by Vanessa Hurst@phrano hey @engijen, do you know of any Spanish inclusive learn to #code recs for kids?@phrano hey @geekgirlweb, do you know of any Spanish inclusive learn to #code recs for kids?@phrano @devdame @case_eee @carolineartz @ltw_ @kmsolorio @alycit @gdichicago check @codeorg + @hopscotch, maybe @WeSabio have Spanish recs?“Any interest in moving to San Francisco for awhile? Looking to find a pixel pusher of your ilk.” Full recruiting email I just got. Really?
Retweeted by Vanessa Hurst@SashaLaundy remember every time you do what makes you feel awesome you're creating an opp for someone else to do the same later comfortablyHere's the book cover & info about book events & reviews (in Booklist, Kirkus, & Maclean's) http://t.co/yumdd8b9z4 http://t.co/AkpbBpNKXX
Retweeted by Vanessa Hurst@SashaLaundy @strangeloop_stl (I haven't been just want to be clear that you are (&look) awesome)@SashaLaundy you look awesome in hacker t-shirts! #ownurexpertise@SashaLaundy you look awesome in dresses! #ownurexpertise@ana_becker I'd like to hear that in your next "I'm an expert in..." ;)"Women have a 14% wage gap in STEM, as opposed to a 21% wage gap outside of STEM: http://t.co/Xgb1yGrCYl" # WeCode #BlackGirlsCode
Retweeted by Vanessa Hurst@DanielleMorrill wait I thought we were all calling them entrepreneur pants by nowThat thing where @allspaw and @jonlives use "she" in their examples of an operations engineer. Seemingly small; means a lot. #velocityconf
Retweeted by Vanessa Hurst"Think of all the yaks you've shaved. Your closest coworkers don't even know all those yaks." << Context is key. @allspaw #velocityconf
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstSo excited the #VelocityConf women's meetup is almost here! Join us 9/15 & hear abt great #womenintech orgs http://t.co/oCvPaz5gZs
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstBefore cofounding GitHub I applied for an engineering job at Yahoo and didn’t get it. Don’t let other people discourage you.
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9/15
2014
“Women founders as solution to tech misogyny makes male founders and investors unaccountable for today's misogyny” - http://t.co/j7B65yplwb
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstSysters Keeper @rosariorobinson has put together YouTube videos for GHC attendees: http://t.co/FBKRD9IPfm
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstToday's a great day to browse my collection of @PyCon talk proposals and add your own! https://t.co/2IquE9qfw4
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstMaybe you know a gal who has everything it takes to become a leader? Use @VoteRunLead & let her know! http://t.co/DGATrzCVGY #GoRunWhy local governments should embrace citizen-created platforms that bypass government via @KevDesouza http://t.co/DUzGFPNFiF
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9/14
2014
@erinzobitz @CodeMontage @WriteSpeakCode <3future thought leaders and open source contributors #OwnUrExperience @WriteSpeakCode http://t.co/b0IrJYzKl7
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstWhat a world of good you did me today @WriteSpeakCode, thanks for the wonderfully inspiring workshop #OwnUrExpertise
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstHey @WriteSpeakCode! Keep track of your awesome speaking/writing/coding ideas in a 'talks-i-want-to-give' repo https://t.co/1Jo0PvpS5B
Retweeted by Vanessa Hurst"Shouldn't doing good be the only way to make a profit?" - @DBNess #VLPowerSummit #BeBold #BeyGood
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstWhy is feminism not called equalism? Why is there no white history month? Why are there no cemeteries for alive people. give me 1 good reas
Retweeted by Vanessa Hurst@cindygallop @wichcraft @usv @albertwenger @susandanziger this is the best <3@ewoyke wooohooo!!!!! Congratulations!!Some news: I wrote a book! About smartphones (the devices & industry & culture.) It’s available now at Amazon & B&N: http://t.co/bwB9zXGo9C
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstAlso "Emotional Correctness" by @SallyKohn in "10 Habits of Highly Successful Women" by @TheList http://t.co/vsFB69CcRY @WriteSpeakCodeRelevant TED talk "On Emotional Correctness" by @SallyKohn http://t.co/0KAHeFJJhV #ownurexpertise @WriteSpeakCodeThere's a difference between being right and being effective - @WriteSpeakCode (inspired by @TheOpEdProject)@MattRogish fair enough :).@WriteSpeakCode today with a bevy of awesome women, reminded of the power of safe spaces. http://t.co/VrXeVBSEYY
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstFollow our organizers/facilitators! @rmillerwebster @celiala @DBNess @MacDiva @rachelober @addabjork @vsanta @missquirkygal @sarah_guido
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstBecause all that work is ON TOP OF learning about business, venture, data, programming, domain knowledge, networking etc. @WriteSpeakCode
Retweeted by Vanessa Hurst...both in a "look how far I've come" way, and in a "holy shit, look how hard it is to simply exist in tech" kind of way @WriteSpeakCode
Retweeted by Vanessa Hurst@_lisli @WriteSpeakCode I stopped at 8 the first time through, then gave myself a pep talk & kept going. still difficult -_- #ownurexpertiseA bunch of us couldn't come up with a list of 10 things we've accomplished. #impostorsyndrome #ownurexpertise @WriteSpeakCode
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstAmazing turnout today. So many awesome women in one place! #ownurexpertise http://t.co/6y5OYdKdzr
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstPracticing taking a compliment, saying "Thank You", and nothing more @WriteSpeakCode #ownurexpertise"One of the goals of Write Speak Code was to create a space where women could talk about these things (#impostorsyndrome)" #ownurexpertise
Retweeted by Vanessa Hurst@rmillerwebster Telling us how it is @WriteSpeakCode @pivotalnyc #impostersyndrome http://t.co/EUhWqFoAil
Retweeted by Vanessa Hurst@rmw @celiala @WriteSpeakCode @pivotalnyc sorry for the double twitter mention fail, @rmillerwebster & @pivotallabs! Just sent a redo :)Redo: Looking forward to seeing @rmillerwebster & @celiala empower women coders to own their expertise w/@writespeakcode NYC workshop today!Looking forward to seeing @rmw & @celiala empower women coders to own their expertise at @writespeakcode's workshop at @pivotalnyc today!Sometimes there are good reasons to keep things confidential, but "it's not done yet" is NOT one of them. #OpenScience
Retweeted by Vanessa Hurst@MattRogish cooool. Any quick comparisons / pros & con's vs ActiveAdmin?@mshmsh5000 @BazNYC @dosomething love this!!!
9/13
2014
@sethjuarez No, but maybe could meet afterward?How to Succeed in Silicon Valley Without Really Trying (a tale of deceit + failed pattern-matching by VCs) http://t.co/zmZqC5Rqkd@lindaliukas vs the unpredictable drain of all the hallway talk & big expo areas & such, they're hard to prep for so I often just avoid@lindaliukas this sounds weird but I think I like the transactional nature simply because I can gear up & know how much energy it'll cost@lindaliukas social contract of only talking in designated talking spaces -- default of quiet instead of just the occasional quiet room@lindaliukas I'm an introvert & love speed dating-style setups because I only have to talk with / respond to one person at a time :)Today we're proud to announce Code Studio — our new open-source learning platform! http://t.co/yKtncv00zu http://t.co/ylFpQTdLM5
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstAnnouncing @codeorg's Brazil Chapter, thanks to a partnership with @fundacaolemann. Check it out, Brazil!: http://t.co/UkMzmoXpyp
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9/12
2014
We can't wait to announce some exciting http://t.co/rQdcoEyAx8 news tomorrow :-)
Retweeted by Vanessa Hurst@engijen @divinetechygirl @Mirkeya @yvonnedelapena @geekgirlweb @LyneeLuque @lisahellebo @buritica woohooooOur first Linux Course is next week @girldevelopit NYC!! Come learn about the OS with the mOStest here: http://t.co/Rwk0miyTJQ
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9/10
2014
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