Now in its fourth year, the growing event celebrates women working in the technology sector in East Anglia. Hosted by candid founder Vickie Allen at Open in the heart of Norwich, the final was bustling with excitement from nominees and their supporters. This year’s sponsors included technology giants Google and Amazon, a testament to Allen’s dedication and hard work. The venue united an impressive combination of technical skills, passion and innovation from over forty nominees across fourteen categories.
Speaking about the winner, category judge and Head of Project Management at Modality Systems Jo Sims commented, "we know all too well how difficult implementing agile can be! It involves a change in how you work and it takes a very dedicated and passionate individual to drive this change. Karen has successfully applied agile in her organisation, transforming her team whilst ensuring projects remain on track and deliver."
The Agile Angel Award was presented by Product Innovation Architect Tom Morgan. Watch Karen Altmayer's award acceptance below.
“Implementing 'agile' is more than just about embracing the process. It involves changing how you work and how you think about how you work. It needs a motivated individual who is dedicated to making it a success...these people are the unsung heroes.”
- Tom Morgan, Product Innovation Architect, Modality Systems
The Overall DevelopHer Award went to Information Engineering Student Federica Freddi, winner of the Emerging Talent category, who was applauded for her passion for programming and impressive development abilities, which include the creation of a web platform to identify microbiota dysbiosis in childhood whilst she was still in school. View the full list of winners here.
A great night was had by our team and we wish all the nominees and winners the best in their careers! Next year's final has already been confirmed for the 29th of November, 2019. Follow the DevelopHer Awards on Twitter for news on submissions and nomination deadlines.
If you are a female interested in working in the technology industry, keep an eye on our career opportunities, or get in touch with Tom Morgan about working with our development team in Norwich. We’d love to hear from you.
[From left: Head of Project Management Jo Sims, Quality Assurance Team Lead Lucy Stankova, Digital Marketing Specialist Rachael Kelly, Product Innovation Architect Tom Morgan and Software Engineer Rob Taylor from the Modality Systems UK team.]
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