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Episode 131

Terri Burns

just a lady on the internet. beyoncé once told me i was beautiful.

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Terri Burns is an associate product manager at Twitter. After being bored with general classed when she first got to college, Terri applied for a student program with Google and discovered the world of startups and development. She started to teach herself how to code online before changing her major to computer science. Terri was also the President and is currently the Chair for Tech@NYU. Terri has since taken on new challenges - like being a Developer Evangelist for Venmo, the co-host of the Forbes podcast Well Technically, and now as an Associate Product Manager at Twitter. Terri joins us to share her story, how she got into coding and tech startups, what it was like being a part of Tech@NYU, how she got into Twitter, and much more!

Main Objectives For This Episode

  • Learn more about how Terri got into startups
  • Learn more about how Terri taught herself how to code
  • Learn more about how Terri's approach building communities and taking on new challenges
  • Learn more about what it's like working at Twitter
  • And more!

Episode Overview

Terri Burns is an associate product manager at Twitter.

After being bored with general classed when she first got to college, Terri applied for a student program with Google and discovered the world of startups and development.

She started to teach herself how to code online before changing her major to computer science. Terri was also the President and is currently the Chair for Tech@NYU.

Terri has since taken on new challenges - like being a Developer Evangelist for Venmo, the co-host of the Forbes podcast Well Technically, and now as an Associate Product Manager at Twitter.

Terri joins us to share her story, how she got into coding and tech startups, what it was like being a part of Tech@NYU, how she got into Twitter, and much more!


Some Of The Questions We Ask

1:28
Where are you from and what did you study?

1:49
How did you passion for tech and entrepreneurship come about?

3:59
You’re currently the chair - and former president - of Tech@NYU. Can you tell us more about this organization, why you got involved?

7:31
You’re also the cohost of the Forbes podcast called Well Technically. What motivated you to start the podcast?

10:25
You were also previously a Developer evangelist at Venmo. Can you tell us more about that company and what it was like being part of the team there?

12:36
Today, you’re an Associate Product Manager at Twitter. How did you create the opportunity to be part of the team there?

13:32
What are some of the projects you’ve had a chance to contribute to?

19:31
You’ve participated in and continuously mentor and support all kinds of hackathons and organizations like: Chicks Can Code, Code Academy, Code Camp, and more. What’s it like being part of these communities and how do you approach helping to build them and make the better?

22:06
What are some of the most recent apps that you’ve downloaded or used?

23:19
Do you have any recommendations on some great content that you’ve come across lately?

24:38
Any last thoughts or personal mottos that you live by that you think others should know about?


Here are some of the most important links and resources mentioned throughout the show.

Twitter Handles & Websites

Terri Burns on Twitter
Terri Burns on the Web
Twitter on Twitter
Twitter on the web
Tyler Copeland on Twitter
Franco Varriano on Twitter

Devices, Apps, and Books

Forbes' Well Technically
Signal
Slack
Snapchat
Bad Feminist
When Breath Becomes Air

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