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Vanessa Hurst @DBNess New York, NY

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

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So excited: My work was accepted into #MozFest Open Studio Gallery! Cartwheels and stomach butterflies! http://t.co/AvvoszyGfL
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstExcited to present "Networking on the Introvert’s Side of the Room" at #GHC14 on Oct 9.
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstExcited to announce Midas open source hack night on Oct 6 in DC @18F - http://t.co/LlPvEDK7Df
Retweeted by Vanessa Hurst@kimxtom @Women_etc @6Gems <3!!!
9/30
2014
@tristanwalker Congratulations!!Happy Birthday @katieorenst, founder of @TheOpEdProject & stellar advocate for underrepresented voices in thought leadership! #inspiration@katieorenst happiest of happy birthdays to you, dear Katie!
9/29
2014
@gdisjc The wall of coding! Thanks to everyone who came out to the #GDI launch party! #girldevelopit #skillz http://t.co/eKm6SBy5qV
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstIt's #STEM Girl Friday! We're featuring the founder of @codecupcakeschi. Learn more at http://t.co/uoA06qJinq #CodeHour
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstDid you see? @FemmeAndFortune named our brilliant Founder & CEO, @Molly_Hayward, as one of their #30Under30PHL! http://t.co/VPSQ7eA6Cs
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9/27
2014
"Dream & don't stop dreaming until all your dreams come true! I think that's crap." @shondarhimes ht @antiheroine http://t.co/TofpB05vRS"Shouldn't doing good be the only way to make a profit?" - @DBNess @nakisnakis #ALPFA @ALPFA_NY
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9/26
2014
We're at the #cfasummit breakout to work w @codeforamerica brigades level up their inclusion w @girldevelopit http://t.co/I8TrSrWL17
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstThanks #puppetconf! :) You can see my talk at https://t.co/fDx4NbfeWR and my slides are up at http://t.co/FvzEBjDt2H
Retweeted by Vanessa Hurst@myasmine <3@bexangell @tlmii and even more beautiful in person! It was perfect (cc @UVaKiwi)@tlmii yes! + Nathan + Alex + Prue. And we sung to both her + Charles :D photographic evidence is on FB@sadleb yeah!! @kytrinyx rulesHow have we made it to 2014 without helping store managers & signmakers learn that WiFi passwords are case-sensitive? http://t.co/OGMmRbT2aO
9/23
2014
Announcing our @ClintonGlobal commitment! We are creating a full-time in-house data science team for good: http://t.co/iXimabpZ6R #CGI2014
Retweeted by Vanessa Hurst.@dbness "Thanks Vanessa! We would love to see more #women in #technology running for office!"
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9/22
2014
@angrynoah @jeresig I don't believe either of us said optimizing diversity was easy, magical, or free- just that it's worth doing@reconbot @allspaw @jeresig I'd argue that diversity *is* hard, but worth it. Happy to hear you're working on it, though :).@angrynoah @jeresig nor is pretending you have no influence on whether your team attracts diverse applicants. You do: outreach. (2/2)@angrynoah @jeresig relying on inbound resumes when you don't have a diverse audience of applicants is not good enough (1/2)Mentors, teachers, friends: Encourage HS women interested in computing to apply for the @NCWITAIC Award http://t.co/LPc4nC7lBF
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9/21
2014
@jeresig Agree, but I'd say we need to put actually *more* effort into diversity than code performance. Also: say "we" - not "devs" @DBNess
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstI wish devs put as much time into optimizing diversity as they put into optimizing code performance.
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstMy teammate @pamelafox gave a talk on some of the challenging JS problems we're tackling here at @khanacademy: http://t.co/Z8mk0PIMth
Retweeted by Vanessa Hurst#latergram: We presented @Hopscotch for 1000 pple @NYTM last week! Fun stuff. Thanks for this pic @robmillis =) http://t.co/puvlroHp7Q
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9/20
2014
.@Yapp lets anyone create mobile apps simply & affordably. Vote @mariaseidman as @EntMagazine's 2014 #EmergingEnt:http://t.co/iC4UeoBo5EJoin us September 20th for our first official Denver class - Intro to HTML/CSS! http://t.co/GSilIbWN21
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstPerfect night eating Shake Shack & networking w/ amazing tech women @MissJennShaw @jenvandermeer @DBNess @matylda- More please & thx @ceonyc
Retweeted by Vanessa Hurst@MicheleMarut thank you!Awards for #girlsintech & the educators that support them. Apply now! http://t.co/vBaEYzEs7Q @aauw @DBNess @Astro_Flow
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstBeyond impressed with @Samasource ... no one should be using mechanical turk if this is an option http://t.co/doC82MaTgb
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9/19
2014
#C4Q taught people to write apps — & their incomes jumped from $15k to $72k http://t.co/jpOtqBBAJO in .@voxdotcom http://t.co/I21rcGGuNL
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstJoin me at Amplify Women Coders Dinner, October 1st, 2014 #AmplifyWomenCoders http://t.co/hUC2mpgkOX
Retweeted by Vanessa Hurst"What will it look like when open source reflects diversity of talent?" @brainwane has some ideas http://t.co/ZhLWdBG4ae
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9/18
2014
@acav made my night <3What's your fav code blog post? What topics do you want blogged about? Tonight we're talking "Blogging About Code" at 9PM EST #CodeNewbie :)
Retweeted by Vanessa Hurstemail doesn't have to be The Worst - it can be lovely, as proven by @antiheroine's newsletter, The Jen Myers Report http://t.co/KGPbBrX7ifThe formula for being a woman in tech, from @jennschiffer: https://t.co/kRGJ9yh1F3 I bet if we all chip in, we could buy a Taco Bell now.
Retweeted by Vanessa Hurst@_misericorde @jhalickman thank you!!@alexedtech @CodeMontage thank you!!! <3New blog post on "What I've Learned From Teaching", http://t.co/Vq1LZUwyci
Retweeted by Vanessa Hurst@acav thank you!! (& congratulations, @jessicarichman & @meredithperry!)Join @digundiv + @facebook for a day-long interactive bootcamp on how to take your tech idea + get your biz started http://t.co/iI7tLL8Kia
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9/17
2014
Why e-book DRM can be dumb or brilliant, depending on your motives: http://t.co/3pZDeGRSmB #mostlydumbthough
Retweeted by Vanessa Hurst@JosieGillan thank you!!! <3 (& congrats, @sukruthasays!)@jhalickman thanks :)Still thinking about @WriteSpeakCode which is the most engaging and effective workshop I've been to all year. Can't wait for the conference
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstDespicable topic, great lede http://t.co/rlM0MXTpPg http://t.co/LbXBVQmMvf
Retweeted by Vanessa Hurst@geekgirlweb @phrano @NCWIT @technovation is for ages 10-23 so a bit older than we're looking for, but something to work toward :)Lady Liberty may be a woman, but American democracy is mostly male. Invite women to run http://t.co/WgxeGF9dLu #changetheratio @VoteRunLeadI support this effort to get more awesome, excellent, mind-blowing STEM teachers in America. #blowminds #TeachSTEM http://t.co/HumoxrnZwYNews from CodeMontage: Introducing 365 Ways Coders Can Change the World http://t.co/2ejV1AaNaa #365codeforgood #code
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstOohh @coopermarianne in conversation w/ @sherylsandberg about the economic anxieties of modern families http://t.co/UcO7tOY3ox #CutAdriftThat moment when your coding and the 💡 turns on is EVERYTHING 🙌🙌🙌🙌 #html #css #javascript #codenewbie
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstLearn some @heroku and have office hours at #pgopen2014 with @herokupostgres engineers: http://t.co/ScKO4EV0lq
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9/16
2014
With matching, librarians have donated over $16,000 to @adainitiative in 2 days! https://t.co/HFW3uhs4xX #libs4ada
Retweeted by Vanessa Hurst@DBNess The Hopscotch app is available in Spanish (and Chinese!!). Hope to get other materials in Spanish soon, too!
Retweeted by Vanessa Hurstwrote my first ever blog post (about why I'm afraid to blog) @writespeakcode #OwnUrExpertise! http://t.co/ftoAylk174
Retweeted by Vanessa Hurst2/2 Like we don't actually need to *hang out* JUST LEAVE ME HERE IN YOUR APARTMENT WITH YOUR WIFI & MY LAPTOP ITS GREAT REALLY no really
Retweeted by Vanessa Hurst1/2 Wondering how to explain to my friends that I require very little attention. Is combination of introversion and workaholism.
Retweeted by Vanessa Hurst@phrano hey @engijen, do you know of any Spanish inclusive learn to #code recs for kids?@phrano hey @geekgirlweb, do you know of any Spanish inclusive learn to #code recs for kids?@phrano @devdame @case_eee @carolineartz @ltw_ @kmsolorio @alycit @gdichicago check @codeorg + @hopscotch, maybe @WeSabio have Spanish recs?“Any interest in moving to San Francisco for awhile? Looking to find a pixel pusher of your ilk.” Full recruiting email I just got. Really?
Retweeted by Vanessa Hurst@SashaLaundy remember every time you do what makes you feel awesome you're creating an opp for someone else to do the same later comfortablyHere's the book cover & info about book events & reviews (in Booklist, Kirkus, & Maclean's) http://t.co/yumdd8b9z4 http://t.co/AkpbBpNKXX
Retweeted by Vanessa Hurst@SashaLaundy @strangeloop_stl (I haven't been just want to be clear that you are (&look) awesome)@SashaLaundy you look awesome in hacker t-shirts! #ownurexpertise@SashaLaundy you look awesome in dresses! #ownurexpertise@ana_becker I'd like to hear that in your next "I'm an expert in..." ;)"Women have a 14% wage gap in STEM, as opposed to a 21% wage gap outside of STEM: http://t.co/Xgb1yGrCYl" # WeCode #BlackGirlsCode
Retweeted by Vanessa Hurst@DanielleMorrill wait I thought we were all calling them entrepreneur pants by nowThat thing where @allspaw and @jonlives use "she" in their examples of an operations engineer. Seemingly small; means a lot. #velocityconf
Retweeted by Vanessa Hurst"Think of all the yaks you've shaved. Your closest coworkers don't even know all those yaks." << Context is key. @allspaw #velocityconf
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstSo excited the #VelocityConf women's meetup is almost here! Join us 9/15 & hear abt great #womenintech orgs http://t.co/oCvPaz5gZs
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstBefore cofounding GitHub I applied for an engineering job at Yahoo and didn’t get it. Don’t let other people discourage you.
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9/15
2014
“Women founders as solution to tech misogyny makes male founders and investors unaccountable for today's misogyny” - http://t.co/j7B65yplwb
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstSysters Keeper @rosariorobinson has put together YouTube videos for GHC attendees: http://t.co/FBKRD9IPfm
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstToday's a great day to browse my collection of @PyCon talk proposals and add your own! https://t.co/2IquE9qfw4
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstMaybe you know a gal who has everything it takes to become a leader? Use @VoteRunLead & let her know! http://t.co/DGATrzCVGY #GoRunWhy local governments should embrace citizen-created platforms that bypass government via @KevDesouza http://t.co/DUzGFPNFiF
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9/14
2014
@erinzobitz @CodeMontage @WriteSpeakCode <3future thought leaders and open source contributors #OwnUrExperience @WriteSpeakCode http://t.co/b0IrJYzKl7
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstWhat a world of good you did me today @WriteSpeakCode, thanks for the wonderfully inspiring workshop #OwnUrExpertise
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstHey @WriteSpeakCode! Keep track of your awesome speaking/writing/coding ideas in a 'talks-i-want-to-give' repo https://t.co/1Jo0PvpS5B
Retweeted by Vanessa Hurst"Shouldn't doing good be the only way to make a profit?" - @DBNess #VLPowerSummit #BeBold #BeyGood
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstWhy is feminism not called equalism? Why is there no white history month? Why are there no cemeteries for alive people. give me 1 good reas
Retweeted by Vanessa Hurst@cindygallop @wichcraft @usv @albertwenger @susandanziger this is the best <3@ewoyke wooohooo!!!!! Congratulations!!Some news: I wrote a book! About smartphones (the devices & industry & culture.) It’s available now at Amazon & B&N: http://t.co/bwB9zXGo9C
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstAlso "Emotional Correctness" by @SallyKohn in "10 Habits of Highly Successful Women" by @TheList http://t.co/vsFB69CcRY @WriteSpeakCodeRelevant TED talk "On Emotional Correctness" by @SallyKohn http://t.co/0KAHeFJJhV #ownurexpertise @WriteSpeakCodeThere's a difference between being right and being effective - @WriteSpeakCode (inspired by @TheOpEdProject)@MattRogish fair enough :).@WriteSpeakCode today with a bevy of awesome women, reminded of the power of safe spaces. http://t.co/VrXeVBSEYY
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9/13
2014
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