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Vanessa Hurst @DBNess NYC expat in Charlottesville, VA

coder, mom, social entrepreneur. co-founder & board @girldevelopit. former director engineering practice @etsy, founder @codemontage, data eng @paperlesspost.

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Joined Twitter 3/10/09

Just a handful of the many leadership/management/career lessons I learned from folks @Etsy throughout the years:
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstWe're looking for someone who is excited to join the @girldevelopit movement. We empower 1000s of women every month…
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@celiala is sharing valuable info about versioning localized content from Khan Academy. This is relevant to my interests. #codeland
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstLearning about open source tools for diagnosing depression with @MichMorales #Codeland #tech
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstI'm always trying to get people to subvert their for-profit jobs and share code solutions with public entities sorr…
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstOne of the best conf. programs I've seen. Ever. The content & speaker lineup is amazing. Nice work @saronyitbarek!…
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How many marginalized people a company employs: Diversity How marginalized people feel and are treated at said comp…
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstThe Alexa #DiabetesChallenge calls for voice-enabled solutions to improve the lives of those w/ type 2 diabetes:
Looking for something to do in NYC this Saturday? Hear @FSchueuer discuss problem solving in data science at!
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstI rarely do this so when I do it, I mean it. THREAD:
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CFP is open for PostgresOpen SV. Got something interesting to say about Postgres? We’d love to hear from you -
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstToday's the LAST day to get your ticket to #Codeland! Check out our awesome program and see you Thurs!…
Retweeted by Vanessa Hurst#Codeland conf is coming up and we're almost sold out! Checkout our awesome lineup and get your tix while you can…
Retweeted by Vanessa Hurst10 tickets left for #Codeland, happening this Friday in #nyc. Hope to see you there!
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstVery excited to be speaking at @devopsdayssthlm next month! You should come join us!
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Retweeted by Vanessa HurstMy talk is ready. I'm so stoked. @CodeNewbies has put together a ridiculously awesome line-up.
Retweeted by Vanessa Hurst"For us, the point of the work that we do is to create economic empowerment." @laurawp of @Code2040 #FoundersSummit
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstTo say that our work is centered on VCs is to give them way too much power over what we do.
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstI just want to be clear, my goal and the goal of @digundiv is for black/brown women to own our work, NOT get VC funding. #woke100
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Annual reminder on the power of lobbying: How the Maker of TurboTax Fought Free, Simple Tax Filing
Retweeted by Vanessa Hurst"The idea that all women have to do is work really hard and it will be recognised is absolute fucking bollocks."
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You can get SimplyE for your mobile device from these fine establishments: iOS - Android -
Retweeted by Vanessa Hurst3) **MULTI-LIBRARY ACCESS** Borrow and read ebooks from Brooklyn Public Library and NYPL all in one place. More libraries to come!
Retweeted by Vanessa Hurst2) **E-LIBRARY CARDS** for eligible New Yorkers & commuters who don't yet have a card, you can get one (for ebooks only) inside in the app!!
Retweeted by Vanessa Hurst1) **FREE EBOOKS** with public collection SimplyRead. No library card required. I now have Jane Eyre on me 24/7, like any responsible adult.
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstOkay, I've calmed down a little. (I HAVEN'T.) Here are three great reasons to download SimplyE 2.0:
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Just got these @travisci stickers for our #codeland swag bags, and almost cried. You have no idea how good it feels…
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lol at dudes who email me insisting that I should hire them to train me how to use Docker
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstBefore saying "females in tech" have you considered: systers motherbroads galwares punching yourself in the face
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#TBT to the time our co-founder @dbness taught @mariashriver how to code on @TheTodayShow
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Check out this awesome Humble Bundle of Python books from @nostarch!
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstYes, our discussion of the "time tax on otherness" first emerged from our work with Burmese activists. More here:…
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstCalling all Black & Latinx Founders! We want you to apply to BIG Cohort 2. APPLY HERE:
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstWoo! Lots of great ideas this year, be sure to vote for my session on "Getting out of your Git messes"
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstCoding in the words of Emma, a 10 year old girl.
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New @Refinery29 interview where I keep it 💯. Here's a snippet. Read more here:
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstShout out to ASL interpreters and everyone else who has to figure out how to sign the obscure things people in tech say.
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstSo excited to announce that I will be receiving an Honorary Doctorate from @MountHolyoke college this May. (*wow*)
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Why You Should Make Time for Self-Reflection (Even If You Hate Doing It) women have jobs they are overqualified for, underpaid for. (I've seen it in hiring with a promise to promote)…
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@thorazos jessa crispin's new one:
Retweeted by Vanessa Hurstfave last sentence of the year so far
Retweeted by Vanessa Hurst"It's really made me think" - a common response to my 10 question survey for my@TEDx talk. Pls take it #basicincome
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstWe're matching $30,000 in donations to @Earthjustice on @crowdrise w/ @thegothamgal @fredwilson @bfeld @abatchelor
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstConference inclusivity & access (incl.STEM fields like mine) need a big push forward... so some folks built rocket…
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstVP Pence cast the tie-breaking Senate vote to allow states to defund Planned Parenthood. When someone shows you who they are, believe them.
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Didn't realize how draining code switching was til I was in a room of devs who looked like me for the 1st time, and I could finally breathe
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstI'm happy to have meals alone with my male colleagues but they'd better guard their dessert. That's not a double entendre, I'm very hungry
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstThe wonderful @lara_hogan talks about ‘Empathy and Web Performance’ at Webstock ’17!
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If you ever asked me for a #devops #testing reading list, this is it, I wrote this for you. Over 100 resources rang…
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We ❤️ open source software. If you do too, apply for one of our @gsoc projects! Send in a proposal by 4/3:
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstGreater Than Code ➜ Episode 025: MotherCoders with Tina Lee
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstAfter 3 years of making this as great as we can, @sandimetz and have released v1.0 of the book "99 Bottles of OOP"!
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstNominations Open 4th Annual White House LGBTQ Tech Summit May 8th (New D.C. Location Coming Soon) #WHLGBTQTECH
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstIt was Shirley Chisholm who said "I don't measure America by its achievement but by its potential." This is why I get so 🇺🇸. The work ahead.
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstThis is a win for America 🙌: @Erie Meyer, co-founder of United States Digital Service, joins @CodeforAmerica moment of #STEM: ❤ what #BUILTBYGIRLS is up to at #CSFairNYC
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstRead about my @fossasia '17 experience & skills learned - Thanks @outreachy @vkmc @samueldmq_ for support 😇
Retweeted by Vanessa Hurst.@BetsyDevosED compares school choice disruption of public school system to Uber's disruption of the transportation industry
Retweeted by Vanessa Hurst @emilymaynot empowers girls & women thru @ihollaback and is a finalist for a great award:
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstInterested in #feedback for #teams? Get your ticket now and join @eacarlson at #revconf.
Retweeted by Vanessa Hurst👇🏼❗️👇🏼❗️👇🏼 I'm looking for a full time position as a VP/Director of Diversity & Inclusion in the open tech space. CV:
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstThrilled to announce that @Erie, co-founder of @USDS, is joining our team!
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstMe: *files sexual harassment report* HR: He says 'he doesn't find himself attracted' to black women. So are you sure?" #BlackWomenAtWork
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstI guess it's time to update my LinkedIn to Principal Technologist at @Pivotal!!!
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstAnti-Abortion Activists Who Secretly Filmed Planned Parenthood Charged With 15 Felonies via @claudiakoerner
Retweeted by Vanessa Hurstwith the name "Kathryn Finney" from Minnesota.... you know i got stories..#BlackWomenAtWork
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstExcited to speak at #ROTRSummit!!! Talking about how we built BIG
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstThinking about alternative data in finance? Come hear our own @HumeKathryn today at the NYC @DominoDataLab Meetup!
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstLet's teach children about overcoming obstacles instead of achieving perfection. 12 novels that reinforce that:…
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstOur kickoff speaker is one of the most sought after #datascience speakers in the world: @hmason, founder/CEO, @FastForwardLabs #VMsummit
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstY'all. Pls don't do this. I am not a "Black." I am a Black *person*. Person. Society doesn't need any additional he…
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstHouse Republicans: We can't release Trump's taxes, we must protect his privacy Also House Republicans: Here's everyone's browsing data
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstI gently put an empty paper cup on a table during a meeting; moments later, was described as "slamming" it "violently" #BlackWomenAtWork
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstMe: Accomplishments ignored Them: U shld be more direct Me: Promoting my successes Them: You're too direct #BlackWomenAtWork
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstThere is no special innate pre-determiner for technical aptitude. Deliberate practice is the key. @omojumiller
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