New Epoch, New Exploits 😈

In other words, here are my big plans for this year.

noun |ˈepək|
- a period of time in history or a person's life, typically one marked by notable events or particular characteristics: the Victorian epoch.

noun |ˈekˌsploit|
- a bold or daring feat: the most heroic and secretive exploits of the war.

In other words, here are my big plans for this year.

  1. Attend more conferences.
  2. Attend more hackathons.
  3. Graduate.

1. Attend more conferences.

It’s always hard trying to find out which conferences I can really afford to go to time or money-wise, but I realize every time I’ve gone to one, they’ve been just ridiculously helpful in terms of personal growth. So, naturally, I need to go to a lot more. I’m going to register for the big names this year like Google I/O and Apple’s WWDC.

Also making sure to attend more Meetups would be ideal too. Which brings me back to the thought that it would be really handy if featured how many Meetups you’ve attended in a similar style to how GitHub tells you how many commits you’ve done over the past 12 months.

2. Attend more hackathons.

Okay, this is actually super easy. MLH has a ridiculously awesome site, so that I’m attacked by an army of possible hackathons to attend every time I visit.

Also, the fact that I got accepted to TreeHacks was a big ego booster.

3. Graduate


To a Master’s?

Well, that’s the plan anyways. As much as I’d like to just get to work right after I get my Bachelor’s, it’s not going to kill me to spend one or two more years trying to formally learn some more before I stop formally learning for a while.

Also, there’s that tiny little problem, knowing myself, where I would never go back to get a Master’s probably if I went straight to work.

Speaking of school, I’m also hoping to get the local college clubs more involved with hackathons/meetups and the like.

Short Term Plans

Long Term Plans

  • Figure out what I want to specialize in
  • Contribute to the 80|20 team in a big way

Cause it’s my job and it’s pretty awesome. No, but seriously, it’s my first real job so I’m trying to set some high expectations for myself here.

  • Get over my long term obsession with Maurice Moss

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.