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Vanessa Hurst @DBNess New York, NY

founder @girldevelopit & @codemontage. ♥ continuous learning, data, gratitude. coders can be superheroes & anyone can learn to code. see what I did there?

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Joined Twitter 3/10/09

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@cbracy congratulations!! excited for road trip updates & future world-changing :)I have absolutely no problem with male software engineers, as long as they have the necessary technical skills.
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstRISE & SHINE BUSY DADS! Wife & kids asleep? Now is the time to renew yourself with herbal tea & FIX your personality with sunflower oil.
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstThis is not a drill: @thepizzabook is live on Kickstarter
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstInspired By Its Swedish Roots, Spotify Gives Moms and Dads 6 Months Leave
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstNY @CTOSummit at @nasdaq Dec 1! Get 10% off with code ‘save’, Early bird ends 11/25 (h/t @peterbell)Our faces when we launched this morning!#pizzaday
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"Our goal is to discover new ideas and distribute them as widely as possible." @recursecenter
Some great advice from Recursers:
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstNYC kids: join us on 11/22 at the @amnh and help us Hack the Dinos! 📷: AMNH #HacktheDinos
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstOkay now that y'all have tweeted your <3 out about women leaving tech, support a couple of women in tech:
Retweeted by Vanessa Hurst@geekgirlweb @wocintechchat @anitaborg_org @ghc by @SarahM is 👌I'm delighted to announce my new business: @ChangesetLLC blog announcement:
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I’m working with option one, speaking up; I’m trying to make tech better for the people who come next. But it’s taxing.
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstI think after exercising voice, many women in tech have taken option two: leaving. And very quietly.
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstSo @OBMich applied soc sci theory to the idea that many women may depart tech. Read it:
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstCome see a free screening of "The Human @FaceOfBigData" at @AMNH this weekend as part of BridgeUp's #HackTheDinos!
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Had a great time speaking with other female innovators about engaging women in Delaware. Reject stereotypes and women show up. #diw15
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstI've reacquired from O'Reilly and I'm launching Ignite Talks PBC to support Ignites around the world.
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstIt would be cool if 39 more people signed up to host an #HourOfCode
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstWe have December sponsorship slots and we'd LOVE your support. 250 USD to reach nearly 2K subscribers. DM or email me!
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstSo much excitement in tomorrow's @techspeakdigest! Our anniversary, webinar with the amazing @skamille - subscribe @
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstYou're invited to Hack the Dinos, 11/22! Learn more about this exciting event #BridgeUpSTEM
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstI made a GIF of the homepage from March to November. Commits I used:
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstAlthough the reasons why most YC clones have failed are numerous, not having someone like @foundersatwork is probably at the top of the list
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstTech entrepreneur and diversity advocate Hank Williams has died at age 50. (Photo: CNN)
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstOutstanding. Thank you, @scottwoodssays. Bechdel test for tech conferences: 1) two women speaking 2) on the same panel 3) not about women in tech.
Retweeted by Vanessa Hurst"Code isn't what we do, it's how we enable" - @cczona #rubyconf
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#NextEconomy @chaddickerson: The exciting thing about our business is that our whole business is based on shared success
Retweeted by Vanessa Hurst#NextEconomy @chaddickerson: the way that Etsy grows is by connecting more and more of these small things
Retweeted by Vanessa Hurst#NextEconomy @chaddickerson: when I think about the web and Etsy, i thikn it helps us realise the human economy can be beautiful
Retweeted by Vanessa Hurst#NextEconomy @chaddickerson: Schumachers Small Is Beutiful inspired me - it is a blueprint for an economy of many small decentralsied things
Retweeted by Vanessa Hurst@mheadd @DBNess Schumacker talked about this in 'Small is Beautiful'
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstDisrupt shit that matters.
Retweeted by Vanessa Hurst"...the combined "valuation" of total US unicorns is $486 billion. Their combined profit? $0."
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Looking for entry-level or manager-level PR roles at a great firm in NYC? @SmallGirlsPR is hiring!
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstWhat happened when a documentary about girls in tech became YouTube's first-ever film debut @codegirlmovie
Retweeted by Vanessa Hurst"can you stop making everything about feminism for 2 seconds" no no no no no no no no no no
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstWhite House Chief Data Scientist @DJ44 calls for every data science program to have a data ethics curriculum. ✅
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstReading about the brilliant @lara_hogan's writing process for Designing for Performance shared with your gmail address :)Interesting @yahoo #digitaldemocracy event w/ Mikey Dickerson talking up @haleyvandyck + @pahlkadot creating @usds:
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With CODEGIRLS at #mohrdavidow screening. #rallyforcodegirl #homework
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Who out there is thinking about how to get capital to black-owned businesses in gentrifying areas? Links appreciated.
Retweeted by Vanessa Hurst"Not every [technologist] wants to be a manager" @liscrawford shares its OK to craft a career as an independent contributor #witnycAttendee mentions hearing "There's no men's group, why do you need a women's group?" @minervatweet: "That's a microaggression" #witnycGreat to hear from so many engineering, data & ops leaders at NYT CTO Club w/ @Hearst_WIT #WITnyc
Retweeted by Vanessa Hurst"The feeling that I am helping people grow out of their comfort zone.. And swimming out of my depth" @liscrawford on success. #WITnyc
Retweeted by Vanessa Hurst#witnyc @minervatweet CTO of NYC success as self discovery and addiction to being impactful @HearstCorp
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstListening to a powerful panel of women in tech from Hearst, Etsy, Birchbox, OrthogenRx, the City of NYC #witnyc
Retweeted by Vanessa Hurst@tamireiss @theCTOclub @maryeveylon + @liscrawford + Lynne Budnovitch + @minervatweet + @melanie_colton@Not_Pele agree to agreeExcited to be helping out with this! “@Hearst_WIT: So excited for our #WomenInTech event tonight
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstFind the confidence to trust your instincts, mistakes are ok, find a balance towards timely decisions @theCTOclub #witnyc
Retweeted by Vanessa Hurst#WITnyc Panel at @HearstCorp discussing best advice from mentors
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstAwesome panel of powerful #womenintech @theCTOclub #witnyc event @HearstTowerNYC
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstAt NYC CTO Club #witnyc mentoring event. Great seeing so many amazing women here.
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstAppreciate Hearst CTO sharing words of @sherylsandberg (with attribution) and asking men to *listen* at tonight's mentoring event #witnyc#WITnyc @HearstCorp awesome crowd ... Women in Technology hosted by CTOclub and Hearst
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstJust had an awesome discussion re: how tech cultural norms include pretending we know everything & that limits #continuouslearning #witnycAt the #WITnyc event at my old stomping ground!
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstHappy to help @Hearst_WIT! Look forward to seeing some pics and convos in the app at tonight's #witnyc event.
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstHere for the #WITnyc event! (@ Hearst Tower - @hearstcorp in New York, NY)
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstCool fact that I just learned: esr gets credit for coining "open source", but it was actually Christine Peterson.
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstIf Donald Trump can write an op-ed, shouldn't you think about writing one too?
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstSpending the day at my kids' high school, talking to the computer science classes about how to major in psychology and get into software. 😉
Retweeted by Vanessa Hurst@aviflombaum @davehoover @j3 the jobs are all going away! In a few years, we'll only have 1.4 million left! remembered planking used to be a thing
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Pro tip: promote diverse writers by including them in lists that are not called Diverse Writers.
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstThe New Deal but for data is now and we don't even need a New Deal for it. But yes, I think we should also fix the bridges!
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstMore data jobs!
Retweeted by Vanessa Hurst2,403 new signups 4 @technovation since @codegirlmovie came out last wk. #rallyforcodegirl thank u @madewithcode. See Codegirl now on VOD!
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstTreat yo self.. #selfcare was a great topic at the @girldevelopit #gdisummit15 ...gladly take Donna's suggestions!
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstIn the Delaware area & looking to learn all about Git/GitHub? We have a @gdiwilm class for that! 👉
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstRead about the new @gdiProvidence chapter and how its founders are breaking the stereotypes of software developers:
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstLooking for #handwritten #handwriting #fonts created by Black women &/or Latinas. Leads welcome! cc @MyFonts #designers #design #typography
Retweeted by Vanessa Hurst"Everyone wants to be an entrepreneur but entrepreneurship is the worst pain possible." - @Jaltucher #Tech808
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstIn Ep. 61 we chat with @briannaf_408 & her mom about working at the White House w/ @USCTO and more. Listen here -->
Retweeted by Vanessa Hurst@linuxhiker hearing their stereotypes were wrong often does it :) RT!) Video games can fight depression, if you use the right mindset: via @slate
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstIf you ever see a conference presentation which you like, even if it is a year later via the video, drop that person an email and say so.
Retweeted by Vanessa Hurst900+ confs for professional coders, wow. Support the work of CallbackWomen with a tee! Varied fits, cuts, sizes. 💃🏻
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstMake your game more usable & engaging. Join my Intro to UX for Games workshop at @PlaycraftingNYC on 11/19! #gamedev
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstVideo on demand...continuing the [nearly] free love w/ .99c VOD this week! @GooglePlay @iTunesMovies @codegirlmovie
Retweeted by Vanessa Hurst🙌 'women aren't interested in technology.' @girldevelopit begs to differ #gdisummit15
Retweeted by Vanessa Hurst"Focusing [on your mission and only your mission] is not reducing your impact it is actually increasing it" @DBNess #gdisummit15
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Considering CFPing to @oscon? Want help with it? Ping me! RE
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstLate #ff -> @6Gems, thank you for embodying #changetheratio-in-action and speaking truth to power. You are what #leadinglookslike.
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstGoBridge is seeking volunteers to help the community. Please RT and help spread the word: #golang
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstNo @GoDaddy my NAME isn't invalid, your VALIDATION is invalid. #YesWeCode #WWCode
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstTweeting from @girldevelopit this wknd for #gdisummit15 has reminded me how fulfilling it is to be involved w/ an org you care deeply about.
Retweeted by Vanessa Hurst@donasarkar @girldevelopit @maryloulenhart ❤!Coding is the kind of super power anyone can Batman. You are now Batman!
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstI'm moving on from Y Combinator after almost 5 awesome years. Thanks for being awesome, friends.
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