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So You Want To Be A Wizard

What it’s like to be a developer and how you can get started.

“So You Want to Be A Wizard” is a beginner friendly talk that gives an overview of what it’s like to be a developer and how you can get started.

This presentation covers all your standard wizardry topics, like

  • muggles (the difference between creators and consumers),
  • houses (what kind of software developer positions you can go into),
  • flying (what you can do to become a better developer),
  • potions (what specific tools are out there to help you become a better developer),
  • the dark arts (your real reasoning behind wanting to become a developer),

with a nice a hearty conclusion (ultimately you should forge your own path).

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.