The DCFemTech Awards will recognize Power Women Programmers & Designers based in the Washington, DC region. We'll congratulate women who are working in the trenches of tech & design to help their company or organization achieve success, sometimes entirely behind the scenes.
|Powerful Women Programmers|
|Alisha Ramos, Front-End Designer, Vox Media|
|Allison Carnwath, Senior Front-End Developer, Siteworx|
|Allison McMillan, Engineer, General Assembly|
|Ally Palanzi, Front-End Engineer, Vox Media|
|Betsy Haibel, Senior Developer, Optoro|
|Brenda Egeland, Director of Technology, All'asta|
|Carrie Xianyu, Senior .Net Developer, Creative Information Technology|
|Dolores Farley, Senior Software Engineer, AOL|
|Emily Williamson, Software Engineer, The Motley Fool|
|Jacqueline Kazil, Innovation Specialist, 18F|
|Jess Garson, Organizing Data Specialist, National Education Association|
|Joanne Garlow, Lead Programmer, NPR|
|Judy Jow, Software Engineer, Social Tables|
|Kaitlin Devine, Director of Engineering, 18F|
|Leah Bannon, Product Manager, 18F|
|Lisa Chung, Senior Developer, The Motley Fool|
|Lisa Nohealani Morton, Software Team Lead, NGP VAN|
|Marakie Getachew, Lead Developer, AFL-CIO|
|Megan Zlock, Front-End Developer, Viget|
|Molly Pickral, Lead Software Developer, Interfolio|
|Pamela Vong, Tech Wizard, InfernoRed Technology|
|Rebecca Bilbro, Data Scientist, Department of Labor, OSHA|
|Rebecca Goodman-Sudik, IT Specialist, Smithsonian Libraries|
|Samantha Quiñones, Principal Software Engineer, AOL|
|Savani Tatake, Technical Director, Siteworx|
|Selina Musuta, Jr. Front End Developer, Democratic National Committee|
|Shannon Turner, Founder, Hear Me Code|
|Sonia Hinson, Program Assistant, Syrian American Medical Society|
|Stephanie Nguyen, Cofounder, Landmark|
|Xiaoyan Yin, Principal Software Engineer, AOL|
DCFemTech opened the call for nominations for outstanding women programmers/engineers and designers based in the DC region on February 24, 2016 and received 190 submissions. The awards were expanded to include a design category for 2016 as a result of the overwhelming response in 2015.
Nominations were down selected by a committee made up of twelve women programmers, engineers, designers and executives for each category.
This year’s programmer recipients were chosen based on: Impact on organization (helped company/non-profit grow & achieve goals); Complexity of issues addressed with code (building a webpage vs. a complex system); Impact on community (contributed to broader tech/women in tech community or open source contributions).
The design recipients were selected based on similar criteria: Impact on organization (helped company/non-profit grow & achieve goals); Complexity of issues addressed with design (designing a platform that provides a great user experience vs. one page website); and Impact on community (contributed to broader tech/women in tech community or open source contributions).