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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, founding: @girldevelopit, @codemontage.

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Joined Twitter 3/10/09


Proud to say I've paid for employee babysitting expenses. https://t.co/55pbw0rtqy @cecilycarver πŸ’šHow 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: https://t.co/SLBcehwwM9
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
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstSometimes it's staring at logs for too long, or puzzling over a test failure
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstLike, it's not all bleeding edge and AI and stuff
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstI want to give a conference talk about how sometimes programming is boring
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstπŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€— https://t.co/reSIkjqFPa
7/23
2016
Exactly what I deserved for bringing up anemones :) https://t.co/f3b5RC0rXC
7/22
2016
traditionally male expenses like hotels and drinks covered; traditionally female expenses like babysitting, nope https://t.co/tCEtXqFk8U
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstHappy to announce that I will be speaking at Beyond the Code in September! Check out the amazing lineup of speakers. https://t.co/9tCie5L87V
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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7/21
2016
Code Studio now supports Pair Programming! - a way for kids to interact while coding. https://t.co/tjtVylvMaF via @TeachCode #CSforAll
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7/20
2016
ICYMI: What I'm Doing Now https://t.co/CW1OpoIpUx
7/19
2016
what you learn in school won't matter in 3 yrs. continuous learning matters, so enthusiasm matters, which is why I say πŸ‘‘ @b0rk 4 queen πŸ‘‘
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstChrome extension to replace β€œstarted programming at 13, before there was an Internet and computers were this big” with β€œnobody cares”
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7/18
2016
What I'm Doing Now https://t.co/CRk4Gp3N6hTechnologists: what workplace issues are the most likely to make you leave a role? RT for larger sample size?πŸ’–
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 β€œDiversity is a broken product in tech. FIX IT.” https://t.co/PJQbxXWIEZ
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstBiggest thing NYC tech folks get right? Civic-mindedness. https://t.co/lmmsIB91lP (Maybe "New York-style" is good for tech *and* pizza? πŸ• )
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. https://t.co/NAWOAtRIM7
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstWe've partnered with @girldevelopit to add special programming and invite @corinnepw and national leadership team https://t.co/t8P0oRbVqs
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstExcited that @Etsy hired @ScriptEdOrg students Andrea & Samuel as #dev interns this summer! Thanks for supporting! https://t.co/OvZegdRzjv
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7/16
2016
so what about me & the hundreds of other students of color who graduate with CS degrees every year? https://t.co/qd6Kh9bl2V
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 https://t.co/EGLfBvYHeX
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7/15
2016
In gross profit, FB made $4.5b last quarter. That's 50 mil, every single day for the past 90 days. https://t.co/sxIjXxZqWY
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? https://t.co/cjfmoRg1ds
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstEnvy is accepting 3 Orlando-based junior/student designers/front-end developers for a mentorship this fall. https://t.co/zIMgjWNqY9
Retweeted by Vanessa Hurst @elaine_marino @Ellevest @SallieKrawcheck is πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ŒReporting grants for women's stories/journalism. Apply: https://t.co/d9wiEKkbMA 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! https://t.co/FxlNDdToc8It'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 https://t.co/k1Xxe9LdJjFriends, @CodeMontage is wrapping up operations, but the site will remain online and open source https://t.co/aSCHH58wmzAnd I've submitted it to product hunt: https://t.co/vkIDhg8bJk
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstI've written up more about the launch on medium: https://t.co/J6WTgIDnCV
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstIntroducing Dependency CI - Continuous testing for your application's dependencies: https://t.co/PcSH7KMu5L πŸš€πŸš’πŸŽ‰ https://t.co/W8RKGdSXXY
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7/14
2016
I just backed Gay Girl Straight Girl: Season 1 on @Kickstarter https://t.co/T42RO6x5pq
7/13
2016
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! https://t.co/Lw8mx7Sh84 https://t.co/rzOYGPVk69
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstWhoa. This "farmbot" shows just how much is possible when you marry computer science with other subjects: https://t.co/kcF0yReLF8. #CSforAll
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7/12
2016
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 β€œMy White Boss Talked About Race in America and This is What Happened” https://t.co/LZYpdaa6X9 #blacklivesmatter #tech
Retweeted by Vanessa Hurstβ€œMy White Boss Talked About Race in America and This is What Happened” by @MandelaSH https://t.co/cJOOzpOu2N
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstIn a sometimes-crazy world, never forget that THIS is an astronaut's official NASA portrait https://t.co/Lh1tAxJk2g
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 :)Note I did not say as a "working mom" because that'd be redundant. I am unfamiliar with any mom who is not constantly working.Celebrating my first week back in the office as a mom! Here's my @lara_hogan inspired #careerdonut https://t.co/Z7QYxYeFxc
7/10
2016
Empowering underrepresented communities through #coding, @C4QNYC seeks a Dir. of Access Code https://t.co/sdkmZeuExJ https://t.co/ku9mYwBTNu
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstInterested in a career in tech? Apply for a free 10mth coding bootcamp @C4QNYC by 7/8 https://t.co/adV9qXm0sT
Retweeted by Vanessa Hurst @C4QNYC grads casually crushing it πŸ‘‡πŸΎπŸ‘‡πŸΎ https://t.co/7N2jrl5TOR
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstAgain. https://t.co/2e2Cf9TQC2
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstOne of the most radical things white folks could do to end systemic racism is believe us when we tell them what it's like to be us.
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstI Need Justice, I Need Peace: A QTPOC Roundtable: https://t.co/LmN6JXZsCh https://t.co/23f6bU7YX3
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstFolks in management positions at companies, read @EricaJoy https://t.co/AWbECQZXIf post.
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstThe white reaction that asks for peace from ppl getting killed but not the killers is a psychological response produced by white supremacy
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstTired of waking up to a new hashtag of another dead black person at the hands of police. So Tired of it. #PhilandoCastile #AltonSterling
Retweeted by Vanessa Hurst.@girldevelopit alum & @skillcrush founder @addabjork: "Why I’m over getting girls to code" https://t.co/EsZBRNX4rY
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7/8
2016
+1 https://t.co/unjr9scvbSSounds like @Mo_Mack in action! Awesome :) https://t.co/yPbDr5dmayOh I almost forgot! I've been accepted to @Stanford Executive Program for Nonprofit Leaders @StanfordBiz! πŸ˜€ https://t.co/zi5zzTymiX
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstGot to be witness to our @POTUS saying "This is what a feminist looks like" https://t.co/ofNXpxHLzd #stateofwomen https://t.co/W512XpmiIU
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstAND THEN at @whitehouse #StateofWomen Summit, I sat mere feet away as @Oprah interviewed @FLOTUS. Amazing. https://t.co/KVnzwpEMbF πŸ‘‘
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstFirst @girldevelopit + @salesforce classes held @gdinyc @gdiATX & @gdiBoston (see pic!) Next @gdichicago @gdidenver! https://t.co/jTxzvFUKTo
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstAlso, I met Lenny Kravitz. 😎 https://t.co/kh16IkVcwk
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstThrilled to work w @rockchick322004 & inspired by @trailhead Trailblazers. We'll see GDI student Trailblazers soon! https://t.co/mv8654Nv5H
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstAnnounced @girldevelopit @salesforce partnership on #TrailheaDX stage w @benioff! More here: https://t.co/dggoQNEUbe https://t.co/8xwCzBWyj2
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstAttended @NCWIT Summit & fantastic @mharrisperry keynote. Here's a recap: https://t.co/YCxmTxIUb4 #NCWITsummit (+met her in the elevator!)
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstOkay y'all. It's been a cool month...but I don't have time to write abt it (yet?) so I'll tweet some highlights real quick. Bear with me!
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7/7
2016
Aww, this bot is SO NICE https://t.co/n1rVT43pgY
7/5
2016
πŸ™ŒπŸ™ŒπŸ™Œ https://t.co/TtP8K5iouZStarted from there and now we're HERE!!! Thank you @Google and @wfloyd for making it all possible! #BGCTakesNewYork https://t.co/10cX1wpFr4
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7/2
2016
One of the hardest parts about writing criticism of tech companies is that I know so many good people doing good work at these companies.
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstGirl Develop It just added two Philly women to [our] national team! https://t.co/6aySf1C4Pt
7/1
2016
Attending @strangeloop_stl ? Want to learn ally skills? A few workshop slots are still open during the preconf: https://t.co/v204dDjP8r
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstTaking over the @medialab Instagram to showcase grad school life. Thanks for following! https://t.co/myRmYzD3GA
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstOnly 7% of registered bone marrow/stem cell donors are Asian, making it hard to find a match. Get swabbed today! https://t.co/b9in9ukVge
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstIn LOVE with all the great blogs coming from attendees of @WriteSpeakCode this year. 😍 Keep 'em coming! Working on a wrap up! #WSC2016Conf
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstHusband Creates New Game Developer Barbie After Wife Could Only Find It In One Skin Tone - ABC News - https://t.co/BjFsBUHjg1 cc: @Barbie
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstGood morning! Catch me on Buffer's Culture Lab podcast and Blog this week. Episode 9. Enjoy 😊 https://t.co/y37XnGRXou
Retweeted by Vanessa Hurstso excited for all our new organizers! :) https://t.co/qGkMkZR5bt
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstWant to be a defender of the internet? Join us at OTI! We're hiring for a Policy Program Associate & we want you! https://t.co/B7vFDpHdQc
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6/28
2016
It's @AFSEnyc graduation day! "...anything is possible through software, design, technology, and the human spirit." https://t.co/otKolpvtrl
6/27
2016
KatieConf speakers https://t.co/jX5uBjVWiw 😍😍😍
6/22
2016
My @WriteSpeakCode speaker gift is a Wonder Woman apron. As person who ❀ cooking & Wonder Woman, this is πŸ‘πŸ‘ gifting. https://t.co/gT2q7u4nn9
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstLove that @WriteSpeakCode starts with a discussion of intersectionality #wsc2016conf https://t.co/RV9D8WBL75
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstThe productive feedback model from @WriteSpeakCode includes the tip that feedback be actionable, specific & kind. ❀️ https://t.co/oFyfHG09at
Retweeted by Vanessa Hurst"It shouldn't be harder to hire women than it is to build self-driving cars." @alexqin (The industry's priorities made plain.) #wsc2016conf
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6/15
2016

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