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Vanessa Hurst @DBNess New York, NY

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

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When @Etsy perf team have an issue they shine a Donut symbol into the sky to summon @lara_hogan #larahoganfacts http://t.co/tdz6SuMlin
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstFun fact: @codeVirginia trained 29 comp sci teachers this summer, and now more than 450 VA kids are taking hs comp sci!
Retweeted by Vanessa Hurst“Do It Anyway” by @SaraJBenincasa https://t.co/65pNPlqI6S (via @antiheroine)Congratulations, @DevsForGood! Five years connecting #NYC #nonprofits & #developers, now focusing on #opensource as part of @CodeMontageYay I can announce it now. I'm speaking at the Sass Summit! And I have 20% off for you. Enter MINA at checkout. http://t.co/Itvp4xiFeK
Retweeted by Vanessa Hurst"The next time someone tells you an initiative/org should be 'color-blind' or 'gender-neutral' tell them they're crazy." – @KatColeATL
Retweeted by Vanessa Hurst@kimblem is that energy workers' kryptonite the way time zones are to programmers? Or do most ppl get it right?@saronyitbarek @teabass @24PullRequests YESSSS DO THIS <3Y Combinator and being a mom — Medium http://t.co/PsFQ3P5qaD
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@yourpalmal sweeet! Hope you can meet fabulous @girldevelopit ED @corinnepw!"Few things in the universe show the necessity of feminism more than the comment sections of any article that dares to mention it." AMEN.
Retweeted by Vanessa Hurst@GSofCT @girlscouts Debbie Sterling is a Girl Scout @goldieblox #gsc14 "try engineering" Great presentation http://t.co/MSihNoxn3L
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstMy best RTs this week came from: @js_digest @CoderDojoNYC @saronyitbarek @WriteSpeakCode #thankSAll via http://t.co/a3QbDVTW2J.@DBNess Smart @NPR podcast on events of '84 that discouraged girls from coding / steps to correct cc: @jhalickman http://t.co/IWNQKiRgVJ
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And suddenly I find myself looking @ the source code for some of my fav websites... already looking forward to the next @milwaukeegdi class!
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstWhat are you working on this weekend? :)
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstGetting the @DetroitLibrary TLC Lab set up for our Designing a User-Friendly Website class w/ @bluucat! http://t.co/RMADSoSGk1
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstMonthly Code & Coffee in full swing this afternoon! Huge thanks @duckduckgo for sponsoring & @indyhall for hosting. http://t.co/yG5VBwFUsq
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstHonored to be nominated for the @techjamvt Ambassador Award with @FoundLine and @uvmOTC #BTV @girldevelopit http://t.co/WvVmZQ7Hqn
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"My 7 year old started learning JS on Khan Academy, and said 'dad, how many variables do you have in your programs? variables are so cool!'"
Retweeted by Vanessa Hurst@AgileVentures hey friends! is there a scrum today at 2pm EDT as posted on the website? http://t.co/stSFkaB8N9Thanks to @sakaipower for including me on her list of women creatives to follow: http://t.co/JMEuQZ5olV
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstFreezing eggs as benefit masks issue: "many women feel they must delay parenthood for fear of hurting their careers" http://t.co/O9DE3kN99D
Retweeted by Vanessa Hurst@Jacob_Ninja @mrb_bk @codeclimate super cool Denver folks incl @wesmorgan @j3 @BreeThomas33 @KinseyAnnDurham @rwarbelow"Interestng letters are ones about work & love. The best are letters about work between people in love"@paperlesspost http://t.co/ZjR1vkRdkj
Retweeted by Vanessa Hurst@Padmasree people (& relationships)Invest in people. Invest in people. Invest in people. Invest in people. Invest in people.It warms my heart to see USB 3.0 devices in the wild. I can say, "I made it possible to use that under Linux." @SanDisk @intel @MinnowBoard
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"Many organizations and employees are still in the dark" Why the career ladder no longer matters - http://t.co/fGCulBfzVr
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstNonprofit PM: "We're getting out of the business of making proprietary software" Me: "WOOHOOOOOOO!!!" #opensource #codeforgood #brightfutureFor the first time in my life I'm not terrified of CSS! Thanks @girldevelopit ! I went home and fixed something with it. :)
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstWe celebrate #AdaLovelaceDay & honor her by teaching women technical skills everyday! Support our mission: http://t.co/g0SsIn2ufg
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstInterested in teaching for Girl Develop It? Our new San Diego chapter is looking for teachers for front-end & back-end workshops! cc @GDISD
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstWeek 2 of @GDISeattle Web Accessibility @FormidableLabs. Let's talk about how to write accessible code! #a11y http://t.co/honNjcS5tg
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstLearn more about @gdihouston tonight at their first info session! Get involved as teacher, student or organizer: http://t.co/5URCKf4SqJ
Retweeted by Vanessa Hurstin tech many of us have really significant financial privilege. it's super important that we use that to do good shit.
Retweeted by Vanessa Hurst@fody this is priceless <3@MinaMarkham Hahaha. Wanted: smarter caches, so people don't have to accommodate software ;)Q for #CodeNewbie folk: What are some of the words in programming that scare you, or did when you first started learning?
Retweeted by Vanessa Hurst@pamasaur automota! #CodeNewbie@GDICincinnati thanks for sharing!"Sorry to interrupt you with internet questions, but you're advertising your knowledge." - coffee shop guy re: my @WriteSpeakCode sticker :DBe the change you want to see in the world - #Grails #Groovy #PHP #AngularJS #NodeJS #WebDev #Drupal #HFOSS http://t.co/YHqFMcFSdJ
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Just punched a punch card with my name on a 1960 IBM 23 card punch at @ComputerHistory ! So cool! http://t.co/UBkUpC0jdP
Retweeted by Vanessa Hurst@jewelia @ComputerHistory so cool!!!@divinetechygirl @CodeNewbies check out @lanyrd ! :) #CodeNewbie@elaine_marino talking about the importance of diversity #devzone #DF14 #growdevelopers http://t.co/1vkbk9W2tw
Retweeted by Vanessa Hurst.@FogartyGavin Actively seek. Always. Diversity drives innovation. Women/minorities challenge the status quo because we are never it :)
Retweeted by Vanessa Hurst@cindygallop YES! Just Wanted to see if you suggest founders actively seek diversity, or just stop being such dicks about avoiding it?
Retweeted by Vanessa Hurst"If you start an agency today with an all-white-male founding team you will never own the future" Me at @3PercentConf http://t.co/SJNMblcnuZ
Retweeted by Vanessa Hurstloving + really feeling this classic @paulg essay right now, "How Not to Die" http://t.co/XzlvFM0803 (from 2007! ha) #startuplife@Crandlecakes thanks so much for highlighting women in tech w/@Skillcrush and for including me! :)@avantgame @Skillcrush <3 <3 <3A list of ladies kicking a** and taking names in tech. And tweeting about it. http://t.co/GSUAnNFIBY via @Skillcrush Follow them all!!!
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstSupport Vidcode: A Coding App Created with Girls in Mind on its stretch goal: a programmer portal for collaboration! http://t.co/lImZpVe0Bb
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstCelebrate Open Access Week (Oct.20-26) at this free Bay Area event! Un-conference discussions and cool people galore! http://t.co/PHcbDgADVx
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstPsyched I finally got a copy of Newsweek's Disruptive Women edition ft @PrettyPaddedRm & @PipelineFellows CEO @nakisnakis !!!@SharnieIvery @RebeccaPoulson awesome! Can we chat? I'm Vanessa at developersforgood dot org@geekgirlweb thank you!!RedHat wants to recognize and award #women who are making impact in the #opensource community. http://t.co/2LQyiJY5T1 #techwomen #OS
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstHelp @CoderDojoNYC impact youth ages 7-17 with access to free coding workshops with mentors! http://t.co/GIjzqOIZwaAlumnae of our Intro to HTML/CSS class can learn how to take their site live in our Site Deployment Workshop on 11/1. http://t.co/Hb9kZZCqwK
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstAnyone know the fine people at @bounceexchange in NYC? :)Please vote for me to share my story from @hackerschool to @codeascraft @WebSummit in Dublin! http://t.co/wUnc9szHcX
Retweeted by Vanessa Hurstrelated passage from http://t.co/vMJTsrc9f9 http://t.co/2olzmrgfIP
Retweeted by Vanessa Hurst.@pmarca the trend of longevity ⬆ and birthrate ⬇ in the industrialized world seems very under appreciated in computers/robots vs jobs convo
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What are your favorite companies/products that have at least one female on founding team?
Retweeted by Vanessa Hurst@roidrage @jewelia +1 Popforms by @katematsI wish Twitter would freeze all its eggs all they ever do is harass people
Retweeted by Vanessa Hurst@irosenb @DarkHorse_777 @UVA @HackCville thanks :)Hey @DBNess ! Any good health care startups in NYC @uva students and @HackCville should see during their visit next month?
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstHappy Ada Lovelace Day to awesome ladies in tech @serenangai @rachelmyers @sarahmei @ultrasaurus @mariagutierrez @hypatiadotca @dbness
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstBtw engineers interested in making small business life much happier, see @AbacusLabs http://t.co/CPCLwgsjyZ (they use #nodejs #ios #android)Grateful to tackle startup challenges & talk productivity, effectiveness, and social change with @JHalickman of @AbacusLabsHappy #AdaLovelaceDay! Learn about her contributions & pledge to create @Wikipedia entries for notable #womenintech https://t.co/WxWk9eYVJT
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstPretty sure @Asana is my spirit animal'The Tragedy of Bias in Technical Hiring in Five Acts (Grace...' by @EnigmaticKelsey is featured on our homepage. http://t.co/88vXhjmi3O
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstI just supported CoderDojo NYC Hive Challenge on @ThunderclapIt // @CoderDojoNYC http://t.co/BJQAwVNqMOHappy #AdaLovelaceDay @stephrouth @dbness @nakisnakis @MichelleCRuns @lyndalcairns @vedabanerjee @betsylevyp @dahnag @EmilyGoodstein
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstHAPPY ADA LOVELACE DAY! <3 http://t.co/K3UxqHd61k
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstOpen source software + creative coding + voice control = incredible new ways to use your computer! http://t.co/szkxzW4UbO
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstThis is true: When I came to Silicon Valley in 1994, I thought I had missed all the opportunity/fun/excitement. It felt post-apocalyptic.
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Honored to speak w/@jensine @womenhavewings @WISENigeria on how women are using tech to amplify their voices globally #ewlive14 @emergingw
Retweeted by Vanessa Hurst"This is about a lot more than coding, it's about having girls be social change agents in their communities" - @6Gems on @BlackGirlsCode
Retweeted by Vanessa Hurst@ActivateLinds thank you!!! <3If you want to follow the #Ascenders, here’s a list: https://t.co/yf4Bv84XpT and their blogs: http://t.co/O4JmbDGbUH #ascendproject
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Join our startup as a web dev intern! https://t.co/BXbdPD0KNp #edtech #tech #startup #NYC
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstMy best RTs this week came from: @harper @lindseybieda @lizhenry @skamille @piewords #thankSAll via http://t.co/a3QbDVTW2J"It's not a completion it's a partnership. We all come together to build technology that will help people." @MariaKlawe #GHC14
Retweeted by Vanessa Hurst“I want to ban the phrase ‘hiring bar’ from discussions. It’s not like we hire people based on a precise magical test.” @schrep #GHC14
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YO! Team @ushahidi is rocking this OSD Session! 5 groups hacking on @CrisisNET visualizations #GHC14 http://t.co/1HFt6egKVc
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstReally excited, honored (& slightly intimidated) to be speaking among people who really inspire me at #riseconf14 https://t.co/DnxCdGg7fG
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstBe skeptical of anyone you can't imagine saying "I was mistaken."
Retweeted by Vanessa Hurst22 more days 4 aspiring tech HS women to apply, be recognized & join our network http://t.co/KYV2y4KMgL / awards, scholarships, support
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstYes Satya Nadella made a mistake but he showed up at #GHC14 for 2 days and spent a lot of time listening.
Retweeted by Vanessa Hurst@ShirKi fixed! <3Lime Scholar & PhD Candidate @ShirKi works to understand & detect controversy in web content http://t.co/f2nhMYbn1T #ghc14 #ghcwomanwatchI'm participating in this year's #HourOfCode, are you? @codeorg http://t.co/XJUesI2Zn1
Inspiring talk on free open source humanitarian software by @chelseakomlo at #GHC14 http://t.co/BzQxtz5B6j
Retweeted by Vanessa Hurst6 Women Making Waves for Social Justice in Tech http://t.co/5rMKogzmws <-- great list! @selenamarie @lhawthorn @pleia2 @vaurorapub
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