Miriam Aguirre

Senior VP of Engineering

Miriam Aguirre is the Senior Vice President of Engineering at Skillz,
the worldwide leader in mobile eSports, which was 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 publications including
VentureBeat and CIO Magazine for her passion and efforts to bring
diversity to the technology and gaming industries. She was also named to
The Alumni Society’s Class of 2018, an award honoring twenty-five
Latino executives from across the U.S. for elevating leadership within
their communities. 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.

My Sessions

Is it Different? Being First Gen in Tech

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As a minority in the industry, it’s sometimes challenging to feel like you fit in with your colleagues. Research shows that minorities are more prone to developing imposter syndrome – a psychological pattern where people undermine their own accomplishments, despite evidence of their competence and success – than their peers. In a world where people […]

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