Raquel Vélez is the engineering manager of the Platform App Discovery team at Slack Technologies, Inc. in San Francisco, CA. Before her tenure at Slack, she was employee #1 at npm, Inc, helping the company grow to 30 people. Before that she worked at a variety of startups and institutions around the world, ranging from robotics to JavaScript. Raquel took both experiences to help found the Nodebots community, and she is a co-author of the book Make: JavaScript Robotics. In her off time, you can find her sewing, driving fast cars, speaking, and hanging out with her hilarious husband and two cats dressed in dog suits.


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