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Vanessa Hurst @DBNess New York, NY

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

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Meet Ruby Rails: She is the best #coder at school AND has a passion for #fashion! #girlpower http://t.co/TXv5d710K3
Retweeted by Vanessa Hurst2 days left! Apply today! You can impact your community. #scholarships #grants #ICT4D https://t.co/hdrztWPRG0
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstAlright then, fellow women in NYC tech leadership, come sign up and we'll figure out when to hang out: https://t.co/gd6wYR5aKf
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstIs there a good Brooklyn- or NYC-based meetup for ladies in tech who want to level up their leadership game? (Or should I start one?)
Retweeted by Vanessa Hurst@lara_hogan @skamille CTO Summit & CTO School (monthly meetup) are same vein for all genders (and could def use more women participants)@lara_hogan @skamille first to mind are women's subgroup of NYC CTO club (exec-focused), WriteSpeakCode (annual conf+workshops), ABIdotlocal
4/20
2015
Cville events feature the future of tech - #tomtomfest #geniushour, http://t.co/8LdT89Tk8i & #LadiesintheLab, https://t.co/HsQLG5DCX0
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4/19
2015
@DBNess didn't set out to be a founder, she set out to solve problems. Orgs just happen to be great ways to solve problems. #tomtomfest
Retweeted by Vanessa Hurst"Just start taking action. Don't wait for a master business plan, start by trying to solve problems"-@dbness http://t.co/5w8LZ5QsIT
Retweeted by Vanessa Hurst@beingSpencer @HackCville no :( will be at SuperDemo & HH tonight though!Also, buy my book Designing for Performance. All proceeds go to helping women and girls learn to code! http://t.co/YKdRDnnirn #generateconf
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4/18
2015
we have an education system where failure is not an option, so we miss out on a lot of great stuff via @alexisohanian #tomtomfest
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstHope @TomTomFest allows outside food and drink for Galant presentations, cause @NostrajamusUVA will be bringing all the freshest jams
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstThanks @TomTomFest for having me speak today amongst all the amazing innovators in the Founders Festival! http://t.co/GDAB8l5UL7
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstStick with it. That's how @DBNess upsold Girl Scout cookies. @RE_Freeman: What merit badge is that? @alexisohanian: Hustler. #tomtomfest
Retweeted by Vanessa Hurst"How many of you started your business because the tax regulations were right?" - @dharrisindc (no hands go up) #TomTomFestLove seeing the beautiful faces of @codeforprogress on the screen @WhiteHouse @AliyaRahman @SparkyHoshi #WHMeetup http://t.co/YYrgmEYIND
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstToday, just focus on helping the people around you thrive -- epic good advice from @ContainerStore's Kip Tindell #tomtomfestLead with your heart and stick to your gun, says @CVLab26 #tomtomfest #ConsciousCapitalism #whatdoidotomorrow
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstGreat tip for entrepreneurs from Jeffrey Cherry-lead with your heart and stick to your guns. #tomtomfest
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstFeeling inspired (+ a bit star struck) with this #consciouscapitalism panel of great thinkers + doers #tomtomfest http://t.co/vz73aqNiJ1
Retweeted by Vanessa Hurst"Get more women on the boards & it will make a difference" @RajSisodiaCC #consciouscapitalism #tomtomfest
Retweeted by Vanessa Hurst@RajSisodiaCC @TomTomFest: study showed that @ConsciousCap co's outperformed others by a ratio of 9 to 1 http://t.co/FID9wWjPUo
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstMT @RajSisodiaCC: For business, more women in charge means bigger profits http://t.co/xsI1ZuouDS #tomtomfest263 hours is more than 8. Kip Tindell, @ContainerStore founder, on hours they train 1st year employees #tomtomfest #ConsciousCapitalism
Retweeted by Vanessa Hurst"If you take care of employees better than everyone else, then they will take care of customers better than everyone else." #tomtomfest
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstIt's a beautiful day, #cville! Put on your #running shoes, grab a #greenjuice and take your break #outside! #lumi! http://t.co/iMq4IcI9Bv
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstAmazing to watch @USCTO share an anecdote or fact about every single meetup/org present here. Also: 🙌🏼#WHMeetup http://t.co/waBSNZqsjo
Retweeted by Vanessa Hurstthis software engineer is my hero! http://t.co/CHpaqtGtGf
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstOn diversity in tech "we can't just say if you build it they will come, if we don't make sure they know it exists!" @dharrisindc
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstWooooooohoooooo Go Saron Go RT @saronyitbarek: Go time #mixit15 http://t.co/1hTJwgbess@ayostepht \o/! I will keep an eye out for your beard and rainbow fro. Can't wait ;)@lxt you are! #truth#tomtomfest in addition to equal access, it's also important to be aware of the privilege that comes with "fitting the profile"
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstAre you a founder at #tomtomfest from NFKVB, HRVA or planning a trip our way? Apply to pitch @1MillionCupsVB http://t.co/rWMxrm6RaW
Retweeted by Vanessa Hurst@tjmiano @anat_gilboa @TomTomFest thanks!"You have to be willing to do business differently to really create change" @dharrisindc on encouraging #diversity in tech #tomtomfestYesssssss @tarekp @dharrisindc discuss the need for increased inclusion, accessibility & diversity to fuel founding & innovation #tomtomfestNone of us were born techies @AliyaRahman let's help make more techies #nailingit @lesbiantech #WHMeetup http://t.co/tp9NenkXke
Retweeted by Vanessa Hurst@MacDiva @codecrewny <3!Glad to see Felicia & Jamal here from @codecrewny Next week is their Week of Code http://t.co/CPG7fNLT5H #WHMeetup http://t.co/6xcMHEOSfg
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstHow to see the resources coming out of #WHMeetup today from home: Add this column to tweetdeck. http://t.co/sJRtK3bvbZ
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstWe're so #proud of @corinnepw for representing #GDI at the #WHMeetup!! Check out our site to learn more: https://t.co/PEDg9NEbHz
Retweeted by Vanessa Hurst@tjmiano @anat_gilboa did you catch the source(s) on those? cc @TomTomFestMegan Smith #nailingit @USCTO @18f @lesbiantech https://t.co/9pZWRw6l7H
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstSo much <3 to @girldevelopit ED @corinnepw, Meetup CEO @heif, @nyctechlatinas, & the other outstanding community builders at #WHMeetup todayWhat a perfectly timed display of a shattered glass ceiling! Congrats @dharrisindc @1776 @socialtables http://t.co/dxPFeLGWC5 via @WBJonline
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstEntrepreneurs are changing the world, challenging old industry norms & regulatory frameworks making the DC region key http://t.co/XG2yxK4Arz
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstOn the heels of yesterday's big news today I'm speaking at the Tom Tom Founder's Festival. #tomtomfest @TomTomFest http://t.co/5MYku9qLWZ
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstTurns out @BarackObama did his @reddit #AMA in Charlottesville. He knew! #tomtomfest
Retweeted by Vanessa Hurst"@reddit got started in @UVaLibrary's Alderman Library" - @alexisohanian #tomtomfest
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstLove that @alexisohanian is sharing the story of his failed startup before reddit :) #tomtomfest #foundyourself
4/17
2015
You guys, you guys, this is important: do you know any Mandarin-speaking ethnographers?
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4/16
2015
Tom Tom Founders Summit is officially SOLD OUT – see you Friday! http://t.co/mOlbun7TRS
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstThanks @DailyProgress for the great photos from last nights Non Profit Pitches! http://t.co/tO1vZ4Fc4x #tomtomfest http://t.co/Y4xO0ksrZX
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstWe're excited for the first @WhiteHouse Tech @Meetup w @USCTO. Our ED @corinnepw will be speaking about the impact of GDI across the U.S.
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstCan't wait for @girldevelopit to bring their incredible story to Friday's Tech Meetup at the @WhiteHouse: http://t.co/oCGHxyY13P #WHMeetup
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstIn SF April 18? Join @MotherCoders's graduate celebration & support moms learning #code skills: http://t.co/n29VuwyvIs
4/15
2015
Another amazing talk from @nerdneha about her journey of teaching herself how to code 😁at @LinkedIn @WomenWhoCodeNYC http://t.co/miYJoly2Go
Retweeted by Vanessa Hurst#Coderdayofservice with @CodeMontage and @HP is underway! #HPProud @HPCareers http://t.co/XTJFVxkqcY
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstFind out how to launch a #Startup w/ founders of @girldevelopit @Gizmodo @reddit | http://t.co/9dFn398s56 @peterrojas @alexisohanian @DBNess
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstWhy the Rich Don't Give to Charity http://t.co/jFbxbdFlpA (worthy read)
4/11
2015
Developers from @kickstarter @CodeMontage & @priceline share how they learned & why they love to code #girldevelopit http://t.co/5zHvuoYC00
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstOur 30th episode of the #CodeNewbie Podcast is out! Cheers to 30 more :) --> http://t.co/vkDp9Z1aPR
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstHow to make a $1.5B unicorn: 1. Have a woman found your company & be its namesake 2. Take no funding for 17 years 3. Don't exit for 20 years
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4/10
2015
I had an amazing time speaking at @girldevelopit's Day in the Life panel last night & I got great questions afterward. Keep pushing, ladies!
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstHey y'all I'm presenting at NYC @ctosummit on May 12! Get your tix on route... I mean, this URL: https://t.co/eBAf5CIgDq
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstI'm a panelist tonight, speaking about A Day in the Life of a Technologist at @girldevelopit -- thanks to #wsc2015conf for the connection!
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstWelcome to the LinkedIn family, @lynda! http://t.co/DPS1SEngKL http://t.co/4PyuPZxhG7
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstA Reminder: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack http://t.co/HsJWwAoc7m
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstWhen people tell me the lack of women in senior technical positions is a Pipeline Problem http://t.co/HQtffg94Vn
Retweeted by Vanessa Hurst@mrb_bk congrats!!!!!!!Whoah I wrote a book and now I'm holding it! http://t.co/Lp6PWH1gI7
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4/9
2015
Interesting read "@tpoi: [blog] Please, don't enforce R as a standard (here are some reasons why) http://t.co/vqB6Zu8gcz"
Retweeted by Vanessa Hurst& getting excited to help bring even more fresh ideas/perspectives into this convo via @girldevelopit + @codeforamerica brigade partnership
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstListening to really intelligent civic technologists discuss challenges working w/in govt @CivicHall @codeforamerica http://t.co/HCGXts277N
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstUnsure of the whys & hows of writing #opensource code? Let me give you the ole what for at my talk on Thursday, 4/16: http://t.co/kBdyER1fLr
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstI'm speaking at #FluentConf 2015 in SF! Come see my talk on 4/21/15: http://t.co/2lAjkjOfue
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstA better way to find open data on all the different sites #dataINeed http://t.co/jh6I8nKSUwVolunteer with us this Saturday - non tech and tech positions still open http://t.co/QXzUG8uwAH
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstJoin us at @TomTomFest next week! Meet up at the reception on Monday: http://t.co/t8kZKcRVLm and the Summit Friday: http://t.co/09J8cVYA8K
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4/8
2015
Love @WillingCarol for comparing open source community to a Hogwarts sorting: "You just have to find your place & your people." #wsc2015conf
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstPls RT! NYC & Chicago, there's still time to apply for @devbootcamp's scholarship for underrepresented groups http://t.co/w05TGNNITc
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstCOME! Lesbians Who Tech (and allies) On A Plane to #Berlin & First-Ever European Summit. https://t.co/sDgR7m1Wbc #lwtsummit @lesbiantech
Retweeted by Vanessa Hurst@prairienyx great! Please send an email to inquiries at @girldevelopit dot com with information about yourself & your goals for a chapter :)@AliceSteinglass outstanding news!!! \o/!!
4/7
2015
Destiny is a name often given in retrospect to choices that had dramatic consequences. —J. K. Rowling H/T @deadlinedd
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstCurrent situation. Day 1 of @TheOpEdProject #publicvoices. Researching race and imprisonment in Texas. 😣 http://t.co/3QzjQ2MkKY
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstCongrats to the 20 women leaders selected for our 2015 #Dallas #PublicVoices Greenhouse, launched yesterday!
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstCongrats LA Alum @ChloeBirdPhD for sharing ur extensive knowledge on reducing poverty among single-parent households http://t.co/cOUWrRxMLR
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstExcited to talk tomorrow at @WomenWhoCodeNYC's Tech Talks @LinkedIn: How to teach yourself how to code -- lessons and stories!!
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4/6
2015
Between divorce, transition, and alimony, I’m really struggling financially. Please consider supporting my work: https://t.co/CahCZn4mtM
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstThanks to all of you - we made our $50k anonymous match goal with a little time spare! 1,123 donations! http://t.co/mBen2GzHjB
Retweeted by Vanessa Hurstwriting a guide for how open source projects can add a few things to make them more open and accessible to new coders / non-coders.
Retweeted by Vanessa Hurst@mkramer or a secret :)@mkramer an idea not worth sharing... A deleted tweet?
4/3
2015
The idea that introverts are better listeners is so absurd I don't even know what to say to it.
Retweeted by Vanessa HurstAre you a woman #socent looking for funding? Apply to 2015 #Detroit @PipelineFellows Pitch Summit by 4/6/15: http://t.co/3EyfMc5i4I #PFpitch@internetrebecca @Erie @nrrrdcore that piece of brilliance was @DanielleSucher! *applause*
4/2
2015
@geekgirlweb maybe not the same, but related & great: @assistantto
4/1
2015
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