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Vanessa Hurst @DBNess New York, NY

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

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One of the most moving things I've witnessed: @amandapalmer and @zoecello perform "Bigger on the Inside" at #foocamp
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I wrote a blog post! “If you think women in tech is just a pipeline problem, you haven’t been paying attention”
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I see 0 reasons why these aren't also perfect for adult gatherings <3 Disney on @PaperlessPost
Interfaith Girls Coding Class Teaches Students The Common Language Of Computers - Nicely done, @hannahwaxman!
My teacher thought I was smarter than I was - so I was. #TeachersRule #TeacherTruth
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@hellogeri @funkatron @dribbble thank you for this!
Congrats, you have an all male panel!
The Muse raises $10m - congrats @dailymuse! Read more about @kmin and @acav here:
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstMillennial-Friendly Career Site The Muse Raises $10 Million Series A, Passes 3 Million Monthly Users <3 @acav & @kmin
Excellent! "How to Survive as a Female Founder" by @baerbelleksa
Sumana's got jokes! So excited to see her Geeky Standup Comedy show Tues May 12th in Park Slope
@rockbot awesome list! happy to recommend @KerryKDiehl, node dev at @HopSkipDriveHey friends!! Know someone who should be on the Women Who Node list but isn’t on there already? Let me know so I can add them!! ❤️
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Congrats to @laurawp on winning her Ford Freedom Award! #code2040
Retweeted by Vanessa Hurst@bossjones @girldevelopit 🙌Girls whose parents encourage STEM fields are 75% more likely to enter careers in #STEM #mothersday #girlsintech
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstHow Learning to Code Changed the Lives of These 6 Moms #MyMomMakes
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstHow Learning to Code Changed the Lives of These 6 Moms <3 @GirlDevelopItNow accepting pitches for the next issue of MVC, details and deadline for submissions here:
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#NASAdatanauts 🌞🌛⭐️☀️☁️❄️🌊😍😍😍😍😍😍😍
Retweeted by Vanessa Hurst.@jerelyn_r @TheKnowledgeHou chattin w @Astro_Cady @colorwheelz @bethbeck @KateyMargaret #womenindata #NASADatanauts
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstAwesome #graphicfacilitation by @sldewit!! #nasadatanauts
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstNearly finished #NASADatanauts #graphicrecording #graphicfacilitation
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstSo excited to spend the day at NASA HQ for #NASADatanauts!
Retweeted by Vanessa Hurst#NASAdatanauts with new @NASA Deputy Dava Newman @astro_Cady @dbdiaz99 @adllewellyn @hmason @lopezjenniferw
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Interested in #STEM outreach? Looking to use your smarts in the service of a BIG problem? might be for you!
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstPlease join for its first Power Habits Conference May 14th! Amazing line-up of amazing women:
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstMy @devbootcamp talk has been moved to Tuesday June 2nd! More info & signup here
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstI hope more people feel welcomed into the scene now that it's becoming more diverse. More people means more stories, more inspiration.
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstWriting about the feeling of otherness in the NYC indie games scene. Starting to feel less different and it's really nice!
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstApplications are now open for the Bio-Med Tech-Girls: UVA Exploratory Experience!
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstWould your organization be interested in supporting Open Sourcing Mental Illness in 2015? Check out #GeekMentalHelp
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Happy #NationalTeacherDay! #TEACHNowPasted MISSING posters around NYC in search of next hire @SmallGirlsPR 😉
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My little sister @JackieTrahan is graduating with all the degrees next week! She's fierce. I'm in awe.
White House CTO Megan Smith “women have always been coders & crucial to the evolution of computer science” #gendergap
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"If the content of the work itself is made more societally meaningful, women will enroll in droves."
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstPsyched to announce #VelocityConf scholarships for underrepresented groups. Help spread the word:
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstHEY, I DID A THING: It's my #RailsConf talk on #opensource.
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Great to see our founder, Kimberly Bryant, mentioned here -- Visible Greatness: 14 Black Female Founders Who Shine
Retweeted by Vanessa Hurst@alan_macdougall Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!If you’re a person of color following #talkpay & are not comfortable posting your salary, DM me & I’ll do it on your behalf.
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstThe way we talk about imposter syndrome has been annoying me. I deconstructed why in @ModelViewMedia -
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstJoin me at the Lesbians Who Tech Summit in New York October 2nd! #LWTSUMMIT @lesbiantech
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstOver 50% of Middle School Girls are interested in computer science! #girlslovescience @6Gems @BlackGirlsCode #99conf
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstSome powerful words from @6Gems on how we need to have the courage to face bias and take it upon ourselves to make a change. #99conf
Retweeted by Vanessa Hurst"The most effective revolutions will start with addressing the issues that begin in our mind." —@6Gems #99conf #womenintech @99u 🙌
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstLast day to apply for Access Code! Learn iOS development part time on a scholarship. What!
Retweeted by Vanessa Hurst"Mark Zuckerberg wears a hoodie. Is he considered a thug too?" @6Gems at #99conf #Preach #BlackLivesMatter
Retweeted by Vanessa Hurst@__apf__ "Ugh, who coded this piece of ..." *checks change history* "... uh, complex functionality whose bugs are not that bad, really?"
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstHelp make it happen for the Lesbians Who Tech & Allies Summit in NYC this October! @lesbiantech #indiegogo
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Retweeted by Vanessa HurstThe three black and queer women who began #BlackLivesMatter when Trayvon was murdered --> @osope @opalayo @aliciagarza Respect the workers.
Retweeted by Vanessa Hurst“It is exactly your ability to not hear, to ignore the situation, that is a mark of your privilege.” — Julia Blount
Retweeted by Vanessa Hurst"Your ability to ignore... is a mark of your privilege. People of color cannot look away.""If you are not listening... you are perpetuating white privilege and white supremacy." on our status update about @ushahidi deployments for #Nepal #NepalEarthquake
Retweeted by Vanessa Hurst"But misdirected rage is not necessarily illegitimate rage." Always powerful @CharlesMBlow re #BaltimoreUprising
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstWe highly encourage potential deployers to work with existing maps to avoid duplication
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Teachers have earned $100 million+ on #TpT! We're hiring PMs who want to make a difference.
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My #RailsConf slides for Level Up with OSS: They DO exist!
Retweeted by Vanessa Hurst“We just want to create that environment where women can feel encouraged” @kr1573n & @lizgombert, @GDIRoc leaders
Founders questioned k12 ed focus on grades & perfection at #TomTomFest last week by @UVaBatten's Gosia Glinska“Remote work? No.” * click clack of table football * “No-one would work” * segway crashes into wall * “How could I trust my employees?”
Retweeted by Vanessa Hurst.@smithmegan has a plan to achieve #Tech Inclusion for the United States H/T@WIRED
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Here’s my slidedeck for “Teaching GitHub for Poets” from @railsconf 2015
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstExcited about coding for a cause today at HP Coder Day of Service! #CoderDay
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstLet the coding begin! #CoderDay #CodeMontage #HPProud
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstEvery time I asked to be put in over my head, my senior team gave me the scuba gear I needed and let me go. - Maryanne Faschan, #HPProud
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstConcerns bout digital #privacy?Live near #nyc?join this @meetup! @cryptoparty @cryptopartynyc @cryptoharlem #infosec
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstDon't forget to check all #CodeNewbie Storify's, Podcast eps & Discourse posts on all things Code.
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My slides from my @RailsConf lab on Contributing to Rails are up I also pushed the solutions to the scripts
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstThe difference between 18F and USDS
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstHere's the slides for my "Open Source: How I Did/Do & So Can Yo" @gdichicago lightning talk #ladylovescode
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Women innovators & entrepreneurs, @Springboardent Tech Innovation Hub will be accepting applications beginning May 18 episode of Triangulation w/@CODEfilm director Robin Hauser Reynolds (also, see the film! then let's fix this!)@sarahmei @n0kada @eileencodes @samsaffron @_zzak @jeremyevans0 congratulations!!!1) These past two wks, we held @PipelineFellows Pitch Summits in eight cities (#ATL, #Austin, #Boston, #CHI, #DC, #Detroit, #NYC, #Philly).
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstThe WSJ is reporting that Carly Fiorina will announce her bid for president on May 4 in an online announcement:
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstTuition is $300, paid to @cunyjschool. Just bring a check & show up to class. Sadly no streaming available for those not in the area. (2/2)
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstNYC journos: If you're interested in taking my web scraping class (, you can now register! (1/2)
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstAwesome to hear @WadhwaniJyoti share why she loves volunteering w/@IridescentLA & how building teaches kids grit :)
"A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new." – Albert Einstein #MorningInspiration
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstToday @gdiBoston met with international delegates through @StateIVLP to share ideas on how to support women in STEM.
Retweeted by Vanessa Hurst#DevZone is not your typical tech conf! See our Code of Conduct & amazing community & submit your ideas by May 10!
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstExcited to read @gaylelemmon's new book, Ashley's War,; great discussion @CFR_org last night
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstWe were honored to be featured on ABC Sat night. Here's a look at the fashionable safety jewelry we're building:
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstShout out to @hopscotch as a great way to get kids into coding. My daughter and I have had a great time. #WHMeetup
Retweeted by Vanessa Hurst@myasmine \o/!!@davidcmolina @operation_code @github cooool! Interested in being featured on @CodeMontage?@DBNess @girldevelopit @Kathryn_Ex @erinmkidwell @corinnepw @brilliantpamela
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstHey, a video about @girldevelopit featuring the wonderful @dbness​ and @Kathryn_Ex! That sounds worth watching:
Retweeted by Vanessa Hurst@antiheroine @girldevelopit @Kathryn_Ex so much awesomeness, thanks to @erinmkidwell & @corinnepw & @brilliantpamela & you, too, Jen! <3@courteneyervin @KerryKDiehl woohoo! I bet @lpnotes can help here :D!@courteneyervin @jessicag !!! *creepily interjects encouragement*Signing up to teach high school CS for a third year with TEALS. Nerds, join me! Many cities and remote -->
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Thanks for sharing this article, & for doing all you do, @antiheroine! Code and Cupcakes is a great idea!
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