Miriam Pena

Staff Engineer (AdRoll)

Miriam has over 10 years of experience in scalable, high performance, high concurrency, and high availability systems. She is a Staff Engineer at AdRoll in San Francisco, designing critical parts of their Real-Time Bidding infrastructure. Prior to AdRoll, she provided Erlang specialized consultancy and earned her M.S. in Computer Science from La Coruña University in Spain. Voted one of the women to watch in 2018 by Women 2.0 here: https://you.women2.com/12-inspiring-female-staff-engineers-to-watch-b487b39558e1

Miriam Pena's talk:

Unsung heroes of the BEAM

There are women –rarely known– who have had a massive impact in the Erlang & Elixir community. We wouldn’t even be here in this conference if it wasn’t for some of them. Their achievements and stories are known only in small circles because often their protagonists have been humble and discreet.

But these heroines have done and are still doing amazing things for our community. It is high time we gave them the recognition they deserve and celebrate their contributions together. Who knows? Maybe this talk will plant the seed of the next generation of Erlang & Elixir role models.

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Unsung Heroes of the BEAM - SLIDES - Code BEAM SF
Miriam Pena

Slides from Miriam Pena's keynote talk "Unsung Heroes of the BEAM" - Code BEAM SF 2018

Code BEAM SF Profile: Miriam Pena
Miriam Pena

I personally like Erlang because of the short implementation times, I love how easy it is to make concurrent distributed systems and implement communication protocols. It is less verbose than other languages and so less prone to errors. With its stable API, it is also low maintenance and used to resolve challenging problems. The fact that it is in high demand and you often get to work remotely, are a bonus too.


Keynote: Unsung Heroes of the BEAM - Code BEAM SF 2018