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Building a Culture of Continuous Learning

Vanessa Hurst (CodeMontage)

We’ll cover specific strategies for encouraging continuous learning within technical teams (beyond conference attendance, including how-tos for encouraging open source involvement without sounding like you’re just piling on the work), how to ensure your culture supports growth of individuals with widely different skill levels, and how getting this culture right can mean a more diverse, more productive technical team.

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Vanessa Hurst

CodeMontage

Vanessa is a data-focused developer and the CEO of CodeMontage, which empowers coders to improve their impact on the world. She believes computing is one of the most efficient and effective ways to improve the human experience. She founded Developers for Good and co-founded WriteSpeakCode and Girl Develop It. Previously, she wrangled data at Paperless Post, Capital IQ, and WealthEngine. Vanessa holds a B.S. in Computer Science with a minor in Systems and Information Engineering from the University of Virginia.

Vanessa’s work in technology education and social change has appeared on the TODAY show, NPR, Al Jazeera America, Entrepreneur, The New York Times, Fast Company, and other media. She serves as a cast member for Code.org, a nonprofit dedicated to ensuring every student has the opportunity to learn to code, which reached over 20 million students in 2013 alone.

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