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  • Today we're celebrating all of our wonderful Skillzians in honor of Employee Appreciation Day ☺️ Check out our blog to see some of the fun team outings our departments have participated in recently:

    Employee Appreciation Day: Skillzian Team Outings!

    Today and every day, we celebrate all of the wonderful Skillzians that make up our passionate, hardworking team. In honor of Employee Appreciation Day (and in the spirit of our company values of collaboration and balance), we're sharing behind-the-scenes pictures from some of the most recent team outings.

  • We're thrilled to be one of the top gaming companies named to Fast Company's 2019 Most Innovative Companies list alongside companies including the NBA, Apple, Disney and Sony! 💡Learn more about this award and our fellow honorees here:

    Skillz Named to Fast Company's 2019 Most Innovative Companies List

    Today Fast Company announced its Most Innovative Companies of 2019 , and we are thrilled to be one of the top gaming companies on the list! Since 2008, Fast Company has been the definitive source for recognizing the organizations that are transforming industries and shaping modern society.

  • Last night, our SVP of Engineering was named one of the mBolden Women of the Year honorees at Mobile Growth Summit! 🏆 She won the "Champion of Women Award" in recognition of being a mentor for women and spearheading initiatives to increase diversity and inclusion in the industry. We couldn't be prouder to have her on the Skillz team! Learn more about the awards here:

  • Happy Valentine's Day from all of us at Skillz! To mark the occasion, we've created a custom box of gaming-themed Valentines just for you – print or send them to your loved ones to show them extra appreciation today! ❤️ Download them for free here:

  • Each quarter, we set aside a day to review our company's progress and set our goals for the future – but we also make sure to celebrate with fun team-building games! 🎯 Read our blog recap for more on the latest Skillzian OKR day:

    Skillzians Go for the Gold in Quarterly OKR Games

    After a fantastic end to 2018, the entire company met up in January to review each department's objectives over the last quarter and discuss both highlights and lowlights. Then our leaders presented the top company goals to kick off the new year.

  • Robert Walters published an article featuring our SVP of Engineering! ⚙️ Read the full piece for Miriam’s insights on pursuing a career in tech, recruiting top engineering talent, and being a woman in a stereotypically male-dominated discipline:

    Career Life Stories: Miriam Aguirre, Skillz

    Miriam Aguirre, SVP Engineering at leading eSports platform Skillz, came to the US as an immigrant when she was just a small child, where a love of math led her to a degree in computer science and a career as an engineer.

  • It's important to maintain balance across our personal and professional lives, so we're celebrating National Hobby Month by asking Skillzians about their favorite hobbies and activities! 🤸 Learn more in our latest blog post:

    Skillzians Celebrate National Hobby Month

    It's important to maintain balance across our personal and professional lives, so we're celebrating National Hobby Month by asking Skillzians about their favorite hobbies and activities! From rock climbing to swimming to digital art, Skillz employees have some pretty exciting interests. Check out the photos below and learn more about why they love their hobbies!

  • We celebrated the end of another great year with our annual holiday parties! Read our blog recap for a behind-the-scenes look at our events in San Francisco and Portland – also follow us on Snapchat (Skillz_Games) for even more pics! 🎇

    Skillz 2018 Holiday Parties!

    We recently celebrated the end of 2018 with our annual holiday parties - one in San Francisco and one in Portland, for each of our offices! Our San Francisco celebration was held aboard the SS Jeremiah O'Brien, docked at Pier 45 near Fisherman's Wharf overlooking the Bay.

  • We embraced the holiday spirit by volunteering and giving back to our communities! 💝Check out our latest blog post to learn about some of the causes Skillzians supported during the season of giving:

    Season of Giving: Skillzians Volunteering

    It's the season of giving, and Skillzians are embracing the holiday spirit by giving back to our communities and the causes that mean the most to us. One group of Skillzians joined the San Francisco Police Department, Mayor's Office, and The Guardsmen in the San Francisco neighborhood of Hunter's Point to bring 450 trees, lights and decorations to families in need.

  • Honored to be named to the 2018 Entrepreneur360 list, an annual award that recognizes the best privately-owned businesses in America! 🌟 Read more and check out the full list of honorees in our latest blog post:

    Skillz Named to the 2018 Entrepreneur 360 List

    We are honored to be named to this year's Entrepreneur 360 list , an annual award which recognizes the best privately-owned companies in America! According to Entrepreneur, the companies on this list represent the most elite of the entrepreneurial experience who have mastered the art and science of growing a business.

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