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 McKeownWinner – Lauren BurnsUX Designer:Highly Commended - Vanessa McIntyreWinner - Kezie ToddHonorary ChangeMaker:Highly Commended - Seamus CushleyWinner – Richard McCallCommunity Star:Highly Commended – Vicky PottsWinner – Chloe ThompsonRising Tech Star:Highly Commended - Ceilidh DavisonWinner – Jillian Keenan Engineering Leadership:Highly Commended – Sinead HeverinWinner – Claire Houston Diversity Advocate: Highly Commended – Emma MartinWinner – Christine Schmitt To find out the nomination descriptions, please check out our previous post -https://www.womenwhocode.com/blog/she-rocks-awards-2019 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!