Fluent in Spanish and JavaScript.

…and is also fluent in CSS/Sass, and HTML.Abraham Velázquez Tello is all things tech, all things design, and all things Latinx. The employers on his impressive résumé include Apple and Dropbox and his music playlist include Cafe Tacuba and Manu Chao. Come meet this developer and designer.

His titles includes Developer, Designer, Software Engineer, and Founder.With all things in his day, he still finds a way to drop tech knowledge to minority youth in San Francisco. And when in Chicago, he sneaks in a few dance moves at the Cumbiasazo parties.

He has good taste in music and a good eye for design.

You can see his love of design, stemming from his major in Graphic Design and Photography from Columbia College , paved the way for him to part of the team behind Apple’s sites iPhone 6s and Apple Music.

You can also check out his good eye for design on Gozamos.com, a publication he founded that has been a pioneering site for Latinx content geared towards the arts and activism in Chicago. Powerful content in a beautifully-designed site led by Abraham’s visionary eye. Besides connecting Latinx to good content, he is also the proprietor of LunaRoja.org, a design firm specializing on working with minority businesses, nonprofits and organizations in the arts, culture and media.

If you don’t already know him from Chicago’s art scene , the Latinx media scene, or the tech scene, this is your chance to meet him. Say hello.

Hola, My Name is Abraham Velázquez Tello…

I’m a Software Engineer at Dropbox

I’m local at…

living in San Francisco. Born in Mexico City, Raised in Chicago.

I’m currently working on…

Teaching Web Dev Classes at Mission Techies (MEDA)

I’m on a mission to…

Empower young latinos who want to go into tech careers

I knew I wanted to ……….. when…..

Make cool things when I got my first Lego set.

The one part I did not feel prepared for in my professional career and didn’t know about…

The pressure of impacting so many users. You have to consider every possible user scenario and optimize for it

My dream job is …

Working on a product that empowers youth and latinos

My typical work day consists of…

Writing code (JavaScript/Python), improve product flows and features, create tools for other developers to use. Make apps.

My favorite course in college was…

Documentary photography.

These are resources and people that has helped me thrive in my career…

High school teachers, college professors and peers at work.

I come from a family that …

Works very hard for everything they have.

I define success as …

Being able to learn and explore the world.

The three most influential Latinx in my life are…

Jose Guadalupe Posada, Manuel Álvarez Bravo and Cafe Tacuba (lol)

The best advice I received was…

Work smarter, not just harder.