Shannon Turner

Shannon Turner

Founder
Hear Me Code

Shannon Turner is a software developer and founder of Hear Me Code, offering free beginner-friendly coding classes for women, by women, in the DC area. In addition to teaching Python, SQL, and how to get started with APIs, she also serves as a mentor with Code for Progress. In her spare time she creates games to help people discover, learn about, and share art from museums around the world; a site to figure out whether your movie passes the Bechdel test — and to suggest another movie if it doesn’t; and ShutThatDown.com — exposing who gives money to misogynist, racist, xenophobic, homophobic, and transphobic politicians; among other projects. She can be found on Twitter at @svt827.

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