Sponsoring the DevelopHER 2018 Awards: Supporting Women in Tech

January 25, 2018

The annual DevelopHER awards – created to recognise women in tech – was once again a great success and the team at Coderus is proud to have been a part of such a well-received event.

At Coderus we are committed to making working in technology more accessible for everyone. We work with a range of organisations and education providers to make that happen, including schools. colleges and universities across the region, the Suffolk Creative Computing Club, and SyncDevelopHER, which was founded in 2013 to promote gender equality in the technology industry in East Anglia.

The DevelopHER Awards is an annual not for profit awards’ ceremony, launched in 2015 by SyncDevelopHER’s founder, Vickie Allen. Raising the profile of women in technology, the event aims to create female role models to inspire the next generation to become developers, technicians, project managers, testers and digital experts. An aim we support wholeheartedly at Coderus.

Having attended the inaugural ceremony in 2015, we were excited to sponsor the event in 2016, and just as delighted to be involved in the action again for the 2017 Innovation award.

This, the third annual awards ceremony and celebration, was held on 29th November 2017 at the Cambridge Corn Exchange. Finalists in the Innovation category included Eleni Antoniadou, Claire Bromley and Gabriela Gallegos Garrido, all of whom are amazing role models for women in tech.

While the competition was fierce, one clear winner shone through and, for her natural talent and abilities in the design of mobile robotics, we were pleased to recognise Gabriela as the 2017 Innovation award winner.

Speaking just after the event, Peter Lee, Business Development, Marketing and PR at Coderus, said: “Women are under-represented in the tech sector and East Anglia falls way behind the national average, which in our view is a disgrace.

“We recognise the importance of celebrating the women in tech who do so much to inspire future developers, testers and digital experts, encouraging more females to pursue careers in the sector within our region. Growing significantly each year, the DevelopHER awards is a great way to bring inspiration to the fore and we are delighted to be involved with Vickie and the team.”

As a growing company, at Coderus we are delighted to receive applications from developers and testers regardless of gender and we regularly offer placements, internships and job positions to women. To find out more about working with Coderus and the positions available now, visit our careers’ page.

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