Episode 375 | Miriam Aguirre - Stability to Thriving

Developer On Fire show

Summary: <div> <div>Guest:</div> <div> <div><a target="_blank" href=""></a></div> <div><a target="_blank" href="http://twitter.com/">@</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="podcast-episode"> <div class="subtitle"> Miriam Aguirre talks with Dave Rael about eSports, accessibility, leadership, and humble beginnings </div> <div class="podcast-summary"> <p>Miriam Aguirre is the Senior Vice President of Engineering at Skillz, the worldwide leader in mobile eSports, which was recently named the fastest-growing company in America by Inc. Magazine. As a vital member of the Skillz leadership team, she has seen the importance of fostering a strong, diverse engineering team firsthand. Prior to this, she worked as a software engineer and architect for companies including HubAnalytics, Krush Inc., Financial Engines and Hewlett-Packard. An avid gaming enthusiast, she has been featured in VentureBeat and CIO Magazine for her passion and efforts to bring diversity to the technology and gaming industries. Miriam grew up in Los Angeles and moved to the San Francisco Bay Area after graduating from MIT. Today, she can be found leading the Skillz engineering team and working to advance diversity in the eSports industry. </p> </div> <div class="podcast-chapters"> <h6>Chapters:</h6> <ul> <li><a href="#!"> - Dave introduces the show and Miriam Aguirre</a></li> <li><a href="#!"> - Miriam's interest in diversity</a></li> <li><a href="#!"> - Miriam's story of getting involved in gaming and eSports and the importance of financial security</a></li> <li><a href="#!"> - Gaming, Skillz, and Miriam's leadership role</a></li> <li><a href="#!"> - Skillz and eSports</a></li> <li><a href="#!"> - Accessibility for gaming and careers</a></li> <li><a href="#!"> - How Miriam got started in software</a></li> <li><a href="#!"> - Miriam's story of failure - deficiency of risk</a></li> <li><a href="#!"> - Culture at Skillz</a></li> <li><a href="#!"> - Miriam's book recommendation</a></li> <li><a href="#!"> - The things that have Miriam most excited and the potential of technology</a></li> <li><a href="#!"> - Miriam's worries about software and technology</a></li> <li><a href="#!"> - Miriam's top 3 tips for delivering more value</a></li> <li><a href="#!"> - Keeping up with Miriam</a></li> </ul> </div> <div class="podcast-resources"> <h6>Resources:</h6> <ul> <li><a href="http://corp.skillz.com/" target="_blank">Skillz</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/aguirrem/" target="_blank">Miriam on LinkedIn</a></li> <li><a href="http://developeronfire.com/podcast/episode-265-indi-young-empathy-in-the-problem-space" target="_blank">Indi Young on Developer On Fire</a></li> <li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FICO" target="_blank">FICO</a></li> </ul> </div> <div class="podcast-book-recommendation"> <h6>Miriam's book recommendation:</h6> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.amazon.com/dp/0553380958/?tag=devonfir-20" target="_blank">Snow Crash - Neal Stephenson</a></li> </ul> </div> <div class="podcast-tips"> <h6>Miriam's top 3 tips for delivering more value:</h6> <ol> <li>Try to understand the problem before jumping to solutions</li> <li>Work on things you care about (if you can)</li> <li>Most of the time, problems are people problems</li> </ol> </div> </div>