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Frances Coronel is a software engineer at Slack and Executive Director of Techqueria.

First Person

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

I have been working professionally as a developer since 2015 and hold a Bachelor’s in Computer Science from Hampton University and a Master’s in Computer Science from Cornell Tech.

Outside of Slack, I am an Executive Director of Techqueria, a nonprofit that serves the largest global community of Latinx professionals in tech.

I also support Coro Northern California as a board member, 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.

Third Person

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 nonprofit that serves the largest global community of Latinx professionals in tech.

She also supports Coro Northern California as a board member, 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.

Third Person – Techqueria Focused

Frances Coronel is Executive Director of Techqueria where she supervises and manages the day-to-day operations. Techqueria is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that empowers Latinx professionals with the resources and support that they need to thrive and become leaders in the tech industry.

Under her leadership, Frances has helped Techqueria become the largest global community of Latinx professionals in tech with over 11,000 members and 7 active chapters. Overseeing a staff team of six, Ms. Coronel has more than tripled the number of active members of Techqueria’s online community from 3,000 to over 9,000 in less than 2 years.

Ms. Coronel has worked in technology since 2015 and entered the nonprofit space in 2019 when she joined Techqueria’s leadership team. Ms. Coronel works with diversity and inclusion leaders at tech companies across the US to create and promote opportunities for Latinx professionals to up level their careers.

Frances serves as a board member for Coro Northern California and a member of the Latino Community Foundation Giving Circle for Latinos in Tech. Previously, she served on Code Nation’s Bay Area Leadership Council.

Ms. Coronel earned a Master’s degree in Computer Science from Cornell Tech and a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Hampton University. Frances is a sought out speaker on equity in tech and has given over 70 talks since 2012 with engagements at Stanford, Asana, Unidos US, Smash Academy and Netflix.

She has been featured in the San Francisco Business Times, ABC7 News and Protocol for her work with Techqueria. In 2019, she was awarded Sentry’s first ever Open Source Grant and in 2021 she was awarded The Connector Award by Commsor.

Frances currently resides with her partner in Norfolk, VA where she enjoys going on long walks with her dogs.

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Software Engineer, Web @SlackHQ

Executive Director @Techqueria

Board of Directors @CoroNorCal

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Headshot Photo Credit

My headshot photo was taken for TechHire Oakland by Adrian Walker