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Vanessa Hurst @DBNess New York, NY

engineering + continuous learning @Etsy. likes: books, computers, leaving things better than i found them. also: @girldevelopit @codemontage @writespeakcode

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Joined Twitter 3/10/09

An Open Letter to Managers of Women by @JasonShen
#WednesdayWisdom from @DBNess, co-founder of @girldevelopit
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstICYMI: great roundup of reading re: how to be a good human (aka how to be an ally)Why do so many women who study engineering leave the field? Research points to group dynamics and masculine culture
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Important read: Spotlight on burnout of people making tech better
At my first @girldevelopit #seattle event w @stefohneee : UX Wireframing! Thinking of you @DBNess !!
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstInterested in Being an Effective Ally, but can't make it to Dublin tonight? Study up with our suggested readings:
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstTonight in Dublin, learn about Being an Effective Ally to women in tech! Free tickets still available:
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@omojumiller happy belated birthday!!in advance of our talk on Being An Effective Male Ally, @indec and I have published a reading list for allies:
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Questions I ask during my first 1:1 with a new direct report: MANAGERING
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstCORRECTED: Discover how CTO @rmillerwebster utilizes different frameworks to collect feedback for her and her team.
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#firstsevenjobs babysitter lifeguard gym attendant & trainer database intern database developer nonprofit founder data & analytics engineer @cmwalla Congratulations, lady!!! Brilliant move, @davidskidder :)We launched 1-click voting from email, so you can vote on issues & have your opinion sent straight to your representative! #Campaign2016
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“Why We’re Sending Our CEO to the White House” @CODE2040 So excited 😂😂😂 @CODE2040 @tristanwalker @USCTO
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstThis juxtaposition is so powerful! <3 @omojumiller
"You really feel safe to ask any question." This is the dream, folks. Happening now in @GDIAnnArbor.I prefer (overly?) polite clarity. I don't like command & control authority by anyone (bc I'm not in the military). be clear, neither the humor nor the sexist double standard captured here is lost on me. (cheers to @sarahcpr)Not sure if it's The Patriarchy or Being Southern or what, but scenarios on the left all sound super rude to me :\ to get into conference speaking? Try starting by creating great content like this.
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We're hiring engineers at @Etsy! Join us?'s hiring Product Managers! Join us?
At the 2016 App Inventor Summit, Joy presented future plans for SI.AI - Social Impact App Inventor! -@MITAppInventor
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I should not have to fear for my kid's safety because I write about feminism.
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstI am sick of this shit. Sick of saying over and over how scary this is, sick of being told to suck it up.
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstThis morning I woke up to a rape and death threat directed at my 5 year old daughter. That this is part of my work life is unacceptable.
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We asked @iFixit CEO @kwiens how the DMCA stifles technology innovation & he wrote this great piece for @techreview:
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Coolest consulting combo ever or most cool consulting combo ever?? started a consulting business! Hire me for diversity consulting, open source training & embedded/Linux development
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstFLOTEESI, Lady to The House of White, Matron of the Free World, First of the States United, Beyonce's Beyonce.
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstWhy can't you be @FLOTUS forever @MichelleObama?
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I've been excited about this for years (srsly) &now it's here! @Goldieblox's story-driven approach gets girls coding of US social program recipients believe they "have not used a government social program" @doctorow"Change is hard. Our very human nature pulls us back to the status quo, not because it’s better, but because it’s..."True, the United States boasts enviable rates of economic growth and total productivity, but that’s due in large...
@BasiaCoulterSweet event about the future of space hacking & exploration Dent:Space Sept. 21-22 2016 in SFTech for Social Good Projects Awarded at UC Davis - CITRIS
Proud to say I've paid for employee babysitting expenses. @cecilycarver 💚How to fix OSS? Be overtly welcoming. Adopt a code of conduct. Recognize intersection of oppression. Support diverse orgs. @CoralineAda
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstYou can sign up for the @codecupcakeschi mailing list here to get the latest announcements via email:
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstI've determined the hiatus for @codecupcakeschi is done and I'm beginning to develop plans for new workshops this fall. Stay tuned.
Retweeted by Vanessa Hurst @duretti oh, I feel that way about writing or creative work. ppl often idolize it as sth super fluffy-fancy when it's often plain work
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Retweeted by Vanessa HurstI want to give a conference talk about how sometimes programming is boring
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Exactly what I deserved for bringing up anemones :)
traditionally male expenses like hotels and drinks covered; traditionally female expenses like babysitting, nope
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstHappy to announce that I will be speaking at Beyond the Code in September! Check out the amazing lineup of speakers.
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstImagine literally laying on the concrete with your arms in the air, unarmed, in broad daylight, calling out "don't shoot" & being shot.
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstMy heart is broken by the #CharlesKinsey story. He was trying to tell police not to think that his patient, a man w/autism, was armed.
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Code Studio now supports Pair Programming! - a way for kids to interact while coding. via @TeachCode #CSforAll
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ICYMI: What I'm Doing Now
what you learn in school won't matter in 3 yrs. continuous learning matters, so enthusiasm matters, which is why I say 👑 @b0rk 4 queen 👑
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstChrome extension to replace “started programming at 13, before there was an Internet and computers were this big” with “nobody cares”
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What I'm Doing Now what workplace issues are the most likely to make you leave a role? RT for larger sample size?💖
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstI just simply won't believe that a company that grew to have a seventh of humanity as its user base can't find ppl to hire.
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstCan we just go ahead and admit we know diversity isn't really a priority for a good lot of these tech companies?
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstI just published “Diversity is a broken product in tech. FIX IT.”
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstBiggest thing NYC tech folks get right? Civic-mindedness. (Maybe "New York-style" is good for tech *and* pizza? 🍕 )
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstWhen I explain stacks v heaps to kids it will be in terms of pancakes and ________________. Please help!
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstThe Millennial mind is mainly occupied with landing the perfect job.
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstWe've partnered with @girldevelopit to add special programming and invite @corinnepw and national leadership team
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstExcited that @Etsy hired @ScriptEdOrg students Andrea & Samuel as #dev interns this summer! Thanks for supporting!
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so what about me & the hundreds of other students of color who graduate with CS degrees every year?
Retweeted by Vanessa Hurst @li3n3 ahh weddings... all the family input and strong opinions... "managed diverse group of highly invested stakeholders" :) good luck!!#OpenData Reveals $791 Million Error in Newly Adopted NYC Budget
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In gross profit, FB made $4.5b last quarter. That's 50 mil, every single day for the past 90 days.
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstI slept on this and I'm even more mad. 15 million? Do you know how much money Facebook makes in a day?
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstEnvy is accepting 3 Orlando-based junior/student designers/front-end developers for a mentorship this fall.
Retweeted by Vanessa Hurst @elaine_marino @Ellevest @SallieKrawcheck is 👌👌👌👌Reporting grants for women's stories/journalism. Apply: via @IWMF CC @TheOpEdProject
Retweeted by Vanessa Hurst @theory totally live here, hahaha. <3 how the internet helps that not matter, though!Annnnnd Sweet Job Alert: I joined Etsy!'s been amazing. I learned so much from the @CodeMontage community that I am *literally* writing a book about it. #continuouslearningEndless love to @CodeMontage heroes @CourteneyErvin @JuliaElman @BMartinStudio @Elaine_Marino @TheresaFreet @nahurst, @CodeMontage is wrapping up operations, but the site will remain online and open source I've submitted it to product hunt:
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstI've written up more about the launch on medium:
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstIntroducing Dependency CI - Continuous testing for your application's dependencies: 🚀🚢🎉
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I just backed Gay Girl Straight Girl: Season 1 on @Kickstarter
Organizing a day of mock technical interviews for job-seeking women in NYC. Anyone out there with experience interviewing who can help?
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstWe’re excited to announce our new national HQ hires! Help us welcome LaVonna and Bindu!
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstWhoa. This "farmbot" shows just how much is possible when you marry computer science with other subjects: #CSforAll
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Do I even have rights when it comes to a virtual location imposed on me? Businesses have expectations, but this is my home.
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstHonestly I'm confusing Pokemon with Pogs.
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstWe need a nationwide moratorium on traffic stops for minor infractions until we figure out how to fix them and to de-escalate this moment.
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstI just published “My White Boss Talked About Race in America and This is What Happened” #blacklivesmatter #tech
Retweeted by Vanessa Hurst“My White Boss Talked About Race in America and This is What Happened” by @MandelaSH
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstIn a sometimes-crazy world, never forget that THIS is an astronaut's official NASA portrait
Retweeted by Vanessa Hurstblack women are regularly victims of police violence #SayHerName was started in response to lack of coverage for black women @kakebaby08
Retweeted by Vanessa Hurst @susanalmon @lara_hogan @rands thanks :)