Programs Speaking Volunteering

Operation Smile Mission Training Workshop

My first big time speaking event.


Operation Smile Mission Training Workshop


Operation Smile


Holiday Inn Airport – Norfolk, VA


January 14th, 2012


Speaker – iMovie 101


Unfortunately I don’t have any pictures of me while speaking, but given that it was the first time I spoke in front of a large group of people and I was terribly nervous in the beginning, it’s probably for the best.

I will say though that I think I did pretty well with the hiccups. I worked really hard in making a compelling video that I could use as an example. I also had to make sure I was able to get an adapater at the last minute since I had wrongly assumed there would be one. I learned right there that I should always be prepared when presenting.

Apparently my example video even made someone from the OP Smile student team tear up which definitely led me to have mixed feelings because on one hand – wow, what a response and on the other, oh no – don’t cry!

iMovie 101

I presented the basics of video editing using iMovie to Operation Smile mission trainees.

By Frances Coronel

Frances Coronel is a software engineer specializing in UI development on the Customer Acquisition Team at Slack where her mission is to make your working life simpler, more pleasant, and more productive.

She has been working professionally as a developer since 2015 and holds a Bachelors in Computer Science from Hampton University and a Masters in Computer Science from Cornell Tech.

Outside of Slack, Frances is an Executive Director of Techqueria, a 501c3 nonprofit that serves the largest community of Latinx in Tech in the US.

She also supports Code Nation as a member of their Bay Area Leadership Council and the Latino Community Foundation as a member of their Latinos in Tech Giving Circle.