I like to dabble with things that ought to be dabbled with. πŸ«πŸ“


I like to dabble with things that shouldn’t ought to be dabbled with.

Well, at least… that’s my slogan.

My β€œlife motto”, if you will.

Might have something to do with human nature in general, though, so interpret it as you will.

  • Front End Engineer at Slack HQ in SF with a focus on UI design & development πŸ–ŒοΈπŸ”§οΈ
  • Latina (2nd gen. Peruvian-American) πŸ‡΅πŸ‡ͺ️ who gets a lot of personal satisfaction out of inspiring underserved groups within the tech industry 😊
  • Passionate mentor, freelancer & speaker πŸ’¬οΈ


Frances Coronel is a software engineer specializing in UI development on the Customer Acquisition Team at Slack.

She has been working professionally as a developer since 2015 and has both a Bachelors and Masters in Computer Science.

Her passions outside of work include contributing to open-source, public speaking and mentoring other URMs in tech.



Photo taken for TechHire Oakland

Photo taken by Adrian Walker

Life Timeline

Date Event
1995 October Born in Newport News, VA to Peruvian immigrants
1998 September Started Pre-K
2001 September Started elementary school
2006 January Got my first dog, Nefer
2006 September Started middle school
2009 September Started high school
2010 June First college class at Tidewater Community College
2011 June Took summer college classes at Hampton University
2011 August First international conference
2012 Summer Volunteered for an international medical mission
2012 Summer Studied wildlife in Tanzania
2013 June Graduated from high school
2013 June Started fvcproductions.com
2013 June Took summer college classes again at Tidewater Community College
2013 August Studied abroad at Jacobs University Bremen
2014 January Started at Hampton University
2014 August First tech conference
2014 October First hackathon
2015 June Summer of Code at Fullstack Academy
2015 October First client dev project completed
2015 November First developer job with 80⁄20
2015 November First talk at a tech conference
2016 May Graduated from Hampton University with a Bachelors in Computer Science
2016 May Started dating Nolan
2016 Summer Interned for Accenture on AR/VR team
2016 August Started at Cornell Tech
2017 May Graduated from Cornell Tech with a Masters in Computer Science
2017 June Started at Accenture
2018 June Started at Slack
2018 August Nolan moves in
2018 November Now an admin for Techqueria
2021 January Nefer probably dead
2095 October Probably dead

This life timeline was inspired by Chris Coyier’s because I thought it looked neat.

Random Fun Facts

My logo is a chocolate dipped strawberry.

No particular reason why, I just think they’re yummy. πŸ«πŸ“


I am a BIG dog person and spoil/pamper my black lab Nefertiti (named after the Egyptian queen) a crap ton.