Frances Coronel is a Software Engineer at Slack where she specializes in Customer Acquisition. We talk about her work on the open-source project to list tech apprenticeships. Frances helps run Techqueria, a nonprofit that serves the largest community of Latinx in Tech. We talk about lowering barriers in tech and how many D&I initiatives fail. I mention in the episode learning the ketchup story from this podcast about how Leslie Miley went from being a college dropout to Twitter’s only black engineer in a leadership position.
From the Source is a collection of true stories from tech veterans and the wide array of their day-to-day challenges. Our guests will help demystify the variety of tech jobs from large technology companies started 5 years ago to traditional industries with 100 year old companies that have tech teams. A job with the same name can be very different in a large company in California to a startup in North Dakota. We will reveal the boring parts that go along with the exciting challenges. We will also discuss the skills they actually use and what they thought they would use but don’t.
Our audience is people who are exploring a career in tech as well as those who are fascinated by how the tech we love is made.