Startup Journey of Pebble Smartwatch (#GLAZEDCon)
by Rado Durina, 31st October 2014
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GLAZED Conference - The Dawn of the Wearable Economy (London 2014)

Breaking barriers into new markets and kicking ass is the only way Myriam goes about daily life. Formerly Engadgets Senior Editor of Mobile, Myriam is now Pebble’s Chief Evangelist. She’ll be sharing insights on Pebble's early triumphs, mistakes, and what the future holds for the company that pushed Wearables into reality, and turned crowdfunding into the norm for Pebble's community.



"We have two types of customers. We have you guys, the end user who wears Pebble and benefits from it every day. And we have you guys also probably here: the developers.  By building a community of early adopters from the kickstart potentially interested in being developers, we can crowdsource all the features and potentially killer apps for our product without doing it ourselves. If you look at Pebble today, you still don’t have a timer in the firmware. But we have something like twenty five different timers you can download from the App Store. And do you know why? Because we don’t have to worry about making a timer. Because community made the timer, they made twenty timers or more!"
  Myriam Joire, Chief Evangelist, Pebble Smartwatch

Myriam Joire (tnkgrl) was born wearing combat boots and holding a keyboard; moments later she picked up a soldering iron. She’s been stomping, typing and hacking ever since. After spending years being a code-monkey in the video game industry, she joined Engadget as Senior Mobile Editor and later Pebble as Chief Evangelist. She’s been called a personality and a “pundit“, despite being (in)ternet famous, she’s just a tomboy with a fondness for other queers, punks, nerds, and misbegotten social deviants. She’s based in San Francisco. You caN follow her on Twitter at @tnkgrl.

Author: Rado Durina

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