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WOTW At Slack

Got the Win of the Week award from Slack for getting React training set up! ๐ŸŽ‰

Why

I helped setup React training with Michael Jackson, the creator of React Router, at our SF 22 office.

Frances Coronel on Twitter

A big thank you to @mjackson for giving his workshop @SlackHQ and passing along his knowledge of the @reactjs ecosystem and architecture! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ ๐ŸŽ‰

MICHAEL JACKSON on Twitter

I used React 16.6 today in my @ReactTraining workshop ๐Ÿ˜… https://t.co/FkoKkEqu8w

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MICHAEL JACKSON on Twitter

I absolutely love the aesthetic of the @SlackHQ offices on 4th St. Dark concrete and wood next to lots of green plants everywhere ๐Ÿ˜

MICHAEL JACKSON on Twitter

Interesting stat: there are more women in today’s workshop than men. First time that has happened in over 3 years of teaching these workshops. https://t.co/wSOsnexQYT

MICHAEL JACKSON on Twitter

SAN โœˆ๏ธ SFO // @ReactTraining at @SlackHQ

What

The point of WOTW is to increase visibility of, and to some extent socialize the possibility of, big wins coming from regular, solid, individual efforts on non-herculean scope. Unlike large, heavy launches, these happen pretty often, and are often the result of a single change, not always by a highly visible or well-known individual.

Essentially, this is a venue to recognize work that is:

  1. Technically excellent;
  2. Exemplary of Slackโ€™s values;
  3. Modest in scope, less than one engineer-week;
  4. At risk of being under-recognized.

โ€œThese criteria are, necessarily, a matter of opinion. Smart, well-intentioned people will disagree about how any collection of work ranks under this rubric. Weโ€™re proceeding anyway, in the belief that doing something imperfect-yet-directionally-correct is better than failing to do anything for fear of imperfection.โ€

Update December 8th, 2018

I still have the trophy since it seems a lot of employees didnโ€™t actually like how WOTW was given out. I may be the last WOTW awardee at Slack. RIP. โ˜ ๏ธ

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.