As the tech industry continues to grow, so does the idea of who a dev is.

The 3rd annual Developer 30 Under 30 helped grow and usher in the new generation of devs by acknowledging the unbelievably innovative work that is being done, and introducing some of the best devs in Canada to the world.

One of this year’s winners was Flora Liao, a 27 year old lead user interface developer at Sun Life Financial who has felt strongly about what this award has meant to her.

“It’s great to acknowledge the developers under 30. Especially in Canada, you don’t really hear about these awards,” Liao said in an interview. “I hope to inspire more women developers to come out and they can compete. I know it’s a male-dominated field, but if we can just show ourselves, then we can be acknowledged.”

Read the full story from our friends at ITWorld Canada here.