I'm Shannon Turner, a full-stack developer in Washington, DC.

I created Hear Me Code, offering free, beginner-friendly coding classes for over 3000 women.

I see tech as a tool for creating change to build the kind of world I want to live in.

Projects

Hear Me Code, free beginner-friendly coding classes for women

Hear Me Code

Free, beginner-friendly coding classes for over 3000 women in DC

Create your own metro maps, save them, and share with friends

Metro Map Maker

Create your own metro maps, save them, and share with friends

See the stars in virtual reality without light pollution -- let's go stargazing

A Clear Night

See the stars in virtual reality without light pollution — let's go stargazing

Free yourself from the burden of your secrets

Secret

Free yourself from the burden of your secrets

Shut That Down, a collection of misogynist, racist, xenophobic, homophobic, and transphobic quotes by politicians -- and the companies that give them money

Shut That Down

Racist, sexist, and anti-LGBTQ politicians -- and the companies that give them money

Let's Go! Search over 6000 museums across the US

Let's Go!

Search over 6000 museums across the US by location and category

We stand with the LGBTQ community against North Carolina's hateful law.

#WeAreNotThis

We stand with the LGBTQ community against North Carolina HB2

Why won't these schools take sexual assault seriously?

Seriously?

500 schools that aren't taking sexual assault seriously

Watch This Instead, if your movie doesn't pass the Bechdel test, we'll find you a better one

Watch This Instead

A website and Twitter bot that tells you if your movie passed the Bechdel test

Awards

Press

Leadership

DCFemTech, Leadership Team, January 2018 - Present

TransLAW DC, Leadership Team, June 2017 - Present

City of DC Open Government Advisory Group, Public Member, February 2016 - Present

Hack and Tell DC, Co-organizer, October 2014 - Present

DCFemTech, Member, April 2014 - Present

Hear Me Code, Founder, September 2013 - Present

Talks

PyCon 2018 - You're an expert. Here's how to teach like one.

You're an expert. Here's how to teach like one.

Delivered at PyCon US and 1 other

You know the fundamentals of coding. Now what?

You know the fundamentals of coding. Now what?

Delivered at DC JS and 2 others

Paving the Road: Growing Powerful Women-Owned Businesses

Growing Powerful Women-Owned Businesses

Panel at United State of Women 2018