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Cultures of Continuous Learning

Vanessa Hurst (CodeMontage)
Location: 211/212 Level: Intermediate
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“In times of drastic change, it is the learners who inherit the future.” Ever-changing technologies and evolving systems require we never stop learning, but how does successful learning happen in increasingly complex organizations? We’ll break down how some of the most successful technology organizations, from major corporations to nonprofits and open source communities, create effective environments for learning.

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Vanessa Hurst


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, a nonprofit dedicated to ensuring every student has the opportunity to learn to code, which reached over 20 million students in 2013 alone.