Tuesday, August 3 at 10:00am to 10:45am
Stories help us understand each other, build community, and gain insight into the journeys people have embarked on. Yelping Forward — A Path Made Clear is an event that will feature Joel Salas’s story about his path to leadership. Through his challenges, successes, and professional highlights, we will hear about Joel's journey as a person of color in the tech industry.
Biography: Joel is an engineering manager and the head of Yelp’s Compute Platform group, which is responsible for enabling developers at Yelp to run their software products in Yelp’s infrastructure. He also co-leads ColorCoded, Yelp’s employee resource group for engineers of color and their allies. Before Yelp, Joel led the Platform team at NordstromRack.com in Los Angeles. Joel grew up in Chula Vista, CA and now lives in Oakland with his partner Esther and their Goldendoodle Zoey.
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