Vanessa Hurst

On writing, speaking, coding, and trying to change the world.

"If we have optimism, but we don’t have empathy – then it doesn’t matter how much we master the secrets of science, we’re not really solving problems; we’re just working on puzzles."

Could not be more excited to finally meet Erie Meyer (@techladymafia Co-Founder, Senior Technical Advisor to the White House CTO Todd Park, Rock Star Open Source & Open Data Leader) IRL during her Social Innovation Summit panel!

Could not be more excited to finally meet Erie Meyer (@techladymafia Co-Founder, Senior Technical Advisor to the White House CTO Todd Park, Rock Star Open Source & Open Data Leader) IRL during her Social Innovation Summit panel!

"I don’t measure America by its achievements, but by its potential."
Shirley Chisholm (via Erie Meyer)

Personality Type INTJ

Famous INTJs

  • Friedrich Nietzsche
  • Isaac Newton
  • Ayn Rand
  • Mark Zuckerburg
  • Elon Musk
  • Nikola Tesla

About INTJs

  • Tenacious visionaries, oriented towards action
  • Amongst the types with the highest average IQ
  • Strongly linked to the Narcissistic personality
  • Somewhat linked to the Schizotypal personality
  • More common in men than in women
  • Repress their Extroverted Sensing function, which means they may lose touch with factual realities and fail to adapt their opinions accordingly

Happy Hopelessness vs Outraged Optimism            

From RadioLab NYC, a “face-off that shines a light on the human condition, the benefit of coming at something from a different side, and the price of being right.”

Lu vs. Soo

Lulu Miller, reporter at NPR and former Radiolab producer, tells us the story of how her entire world view flipped in one scary moment. It happened on a bike trip she took with her friend Soo. Lulu and Soo are, well … different. Lulu tends to be an optimist who sees the best in people, while Soo has always been a bit more of a pessimist about her fellow man. Not surprisingly, a bike trip across the country turned that charming difference into a friendship on the rocks. But then, an unexpected encounter in the wilds of Virginia left Lulu and Soo deeply confused about the right way to greet an imperfect world.

* Lulu vs Soo Clip Link: http://www.radiolab.org/story/lu-vs-soo

* Entire Episode Download Link (56 MB): Show Notes: http://feeds.wnyc.org/~r/radiolab/~3/VnSF3TuAPKA/

* Podcast Feed: WNYC’s Radiolab (http://feeds.wnyc.org/radiolab)

"Focus is putting what’s most important first and protecting its right to be there.
(typically by saying “No” to everything else)"

Honored to be among the Global Women Champions honored by Global Connections For Women (@@GC4Women) last night! 
(relevant notes: Many women there are learning to code, Paula Cole sang for us, & the cake was delicious) (at Harvard Club of New York City)

Honored to be among the Global Women Champions honored by Global Connections For Women (@@GC4Women) last night!
(relevant notes: Many women there are learning to code, Paula Cole sang for us, & the cake was delicious) (at Harvard Club of New York City)

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Our CEO & Founder, Vanessa Hurst, was interviewed by Maria Shriver and profiled on the TODAY show for her work to make the world better through code. We’re so excited to be a part of encouraging more human-focused programmers and more women in technology!