One small step for all-female crews

One small step for all-female Space teams 🎉

History was made this week when NASA celebrated it's first all-female spacewalk at the International Space Station. There were plenty of delays in the months before, but the stars finally aligned in the same week that Space Apps Dublin 2019 began.

The first all-female Space Apps judging panel

So we thought it would be fitting to mark this event by selecting an all-female judging panel for Space Apps Dublin.

And our all-star panel included:

Ruth, Aoileann, Amanda, Victoria and Alis

Eight team presentations

The judges took notes during presentations followed by Q&A, before deliberating to select their top choices.

And the winners are.. 🥁

The Dublin panel selected Team Lemon-aid in first place. Followed by Team Feather as runner-up.

Team Lemon-aid

Team Feather

In conclusion..

Thanks again to our judges!

And if you would like to connect with other women in the Irish science and technology community checkout Coding Grace, Women in Tech @ the Web Summit, Future Human, WITS Ireland, and Women in Tech Dublin. And of course Space Apps Dublin 2020!

And finally, we finish with one of our favourite quotes:

Humans are allergic to change. They love to say, "We've always done it this way." I try to fight that. That's why I have a clock on my wall that runs counter-clockwise.

Grace Hopper, US Navy admiral and inventor of the first compiler for computer languages

Photos credit: Paul Condron (@CondronPhoto)