Hi! I'm Frankie, a professional problem-solver and engineering leader based in Washington, DC.
Engineering Leadership

I'm currently the Director of Engineering at a big data startup. We're hiring. You can find me on LinkedIn.


I offer workshops on managing up, impostor syndrome, perfectionism, and employee retention. Yes, I would love to speak at your remote event. If you are interested please email me at contact at frankienicoletti dot com.

Actualizer Lab

COMING SOON. In late 2020 I am launching a series of self-paced online courses. You can sign up Actualizer Lab's email list to get all the latest information.


The tech industry may have disrupted some products and services but it has not disrupted systemic oppression or the cult of work. Impostor syndrome is environmental not pathological. Management is not a promotion from engineering. Engineering interviews should measure relevant skills not ability to regurgitate toy problems. My area of expertise is helping tech workers advocate for themselves and teaching management how to create the best experience possible for their engineers by rethinking the entire talent lifecycle from hiring, retention, advancement, and overall career growth.

Small businesses

Tech is for everyone. Every business needs technology to operate today. Education is helpful but so is knowing who to trust for technology advice. Small businesses are supported by their community and that should include technology. Areas I can help with include: website, custom domain name, ecommerce, workflows, information products, and much more. Technical work is done at an hourly rate, but advise is often free.

Francesca Kerberos Nicoletti (FKN) is a software engineer, a leader, an educator, and a polymath. She has been a career coach for almost 5 years. She teaches career development and technical skills at bootcamps and events including Hack Reactor, Hackbright, MakerSquare, DeveloperWeek, Lesbians Who Tech, and DC Startup Week. She lives in DC with an expensive fitness habit and a growing collection of plants.

If you did not find what you were looking for above you may email me at contact at frankienicoletti dot com. Please include all relevant details. Thanks for stopping by!