WWCode Belfast She Rocks awards 2019 winners!

WWCode Belfast She Rocks awards 2019 winners!

Written by Sapphire Duffy

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On Tuesday night, Women Who Code Belfast hosted our 3rd annual She Rocks Awards night.


Due to a substantial amount of nominations, this year for the first time we celebrated a Highly Commended and an overall winner! The support in the Belfast tech community is certainly growing and this year was our biggest awards yet! It was an amazing celebration for all the hard work everyone has done this year!


Congratulations to all of the nominees, highly commended and award winners! You have all inspired the community so much, thanks for all your hard work.


Our winners this year are as follows:


Youth Advocate:

Highly Commended – Angie McKeown

Winner – Lauren Burns

UX Designer:

Highly Commended – Vanessa McIntyre

Winner – Kezie Todd

Honorary ChangeMaker:

Highly Commended – Seamus Cushley

Winner – Richard McCall

Community Star:

Highly Commended – Vicky Potts

Winner – Chloe Thompson

Rising Tech Star:

Highly Commended – Ceilidh Davison

Winner – Jillian Keenan


Engineering Leadership:

Highly Commended – Sinead Heverin

Winner – Claire Houston


Diversity Advocate: 

Highly Commended – Emma Martin

Winner – Christine Schmitt


To find out the nomination descriptions, please check out our previous post –



It was a successful and heart-warming evening! It was a lovely way to end the year. We announced last night that Women Who Code Belfast has hit over 1200+ members this year and ran over 18+ free tech events. This has been our most successful year yet! Congratulations to the whole Belfast leadership team.


We also want to thank our community – our speakers, workshop facilitators, volunteers and especially to our sponsors. Thank you for all your continued support and help this year!


We have our last event of 2019, Bytes n’ Brew happening this Thursday which is being hosted by Kainos from 8-9am – it is Christmas themed! Christmas jumpers are encouraged but if you don’t have one, don’t worry. Please follow this link – https://www.meetup.com/Women-Who-Code-Belfast/events/267060828/


Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from Women Who Code Belfast!