Julia H. Grace is a Director of Engineering at Slack, leading the engineering team working on the Slack Platform. Previously she was co-founder and CTO of Tindie (tindie.com), a marketplace for electronics. At Tindie, she built out and lead the engineering team from founding through to acquisition by SupplyFrame. Prior joining the startup world, she spent several years building systems at IBM Research. She holds a BS and MS in Computer Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is an avid runner, loving both trail running and chasing around her young daughter.