Optimizing Open Source in 2021

I was invited to speak on open source for NGINX and BrightTalk and shared my experiences as an open source maintainer and best practices encouraged by the devrel team at Slack.Continue readingOptimizing Open Source in 2021

NextGen Collective – Latinx to Watch

I was featured in the NextGen Collective newsletter under Latinx to Watch. Interview Questions Where are you from?I was born and raised in Norfolk, Virginia, which is where I have resided ever since the pandemic started last March. I do miss living in the Bay Area, though, which is where I was for about five…Continue readingNextGen Collective – Latinx to Watch

The Connector Award by The Buildies

I was given the “Connector Award” in The Buildies Awards. I was given the award by Commsor for being a community builder that brings people together. The Buildie Awards are highlighting the builders, the creators, the makers, and the doers. Each winner was asked to provide a short bio, and a handful of predictions about…Continue readingThe Connector Award by The Buildies

Breaking Barriers: First-Gens in Tech

I did a Slack AMA for HubSpot’s “Breaking Barriers: First-Gens in Tech” event on November 9th. Very grateful for the opportunity and excited to share my experience as a first-generation Latina on building my career in tech. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ The event promises to be a great experience for first-generation individuals interested in learning more about what…Continue readingBreaking Barriers: First-Gens in Tech

Leadership Boot Camp from CEN

I took a nonprofit course through CEN (the Center for Nonprofit Excellence) so I can better understand nonprofit governance as an ED of Techqueria. Course Assets Facebook Post Course Description The nonprofit sector needs resilient and knowledgeable leaders to deliver integral services. Especially now, amid COVID-19 related challenges and the subsequent impact of this pandemic.…Continue readingLeadership Boot Camp from CEN

Launched New Slack.com Homepage for Prospects

Latest update โ€” We launched mobile version of Hompage across all locales Marketing Data Spotlight!ย We tested and launched a new homepage for Slack prospects!Open the new homepage link in an incognito window to check out the improved user experience!ย ย Performance highlightsThe tests performed significantly stronger for engagement on contact sales form submissions and page link CTAsImpact…Continue readingLaunched New Slack.com Homepage for Prospects

Reinventing tech’s pipeline: Inside the effort to boost black and Latinx talent

I was quoted in this article by Protocol. “There are different orgs that focus on the different parts of the leaky tech pipeline,” said Coronel, who credits her job as an engineer at Slack to networking on Techqueria. “Our issues do intersect a lot, but we do have more-unique issues,” like Latinx workers who may…Continue readingReinventing tech’s pipeline: Inside the effort to boost black and Latinx talent

Software Sesh | The Future of Diversity & Inclusion in Tech

I was a guest speaker at a Software Sesh virtual event discussing the job search for inclusive companies and the future of Diversity & Inclusion in tech. Slack  Software Engineer & Techqueria Board Member & Executive Director Frances Coronel and Outco Learning & Development Program Manager & Career Coach  Cristina Costa discuss the job search for…Continue readingSoftware Sesh | The Future of Diversity & Inclusion in Tech

Fellow.app Manager Chats

I was invited to participate in the #ManagerChats event by Fellow.app. Happy to hear that the chat received over 7M impressions and was trending #4 in Canada!Continue readingFellow.app Manager Chats

Dream Corps #TechTuesdays – Spotlight

Shout out to Dream Corps Tech for featuring me on #TechTuesday! I briefly shared my experience at Slack and Techqueria, and highlighted the importance of bringing diversity in tech to stimulate innovation. Check it out here: Dream Corps Tech is a national program cultivating future leaders and entrepreneurs from underrepresented backgrounds, creating a pipeline of…Continue readingDream Corps #TechTuesdays – Spotlight