On the evening of May 8th, the Marriott Richmond held the 18th Annual Richmond Technology (RichTech) Awards in celebration of the many breakthroughs, advancements and outstanding technologists Richmond offers. As Richmond’s “Academy Awards” of Technology, the Gala hosts over 600 of the area’s tech giants with eight award categories.

The awards presented included: the Community Catalyst Award, the Emerging Company Award, the Technology Builder Award, the Innovation in Development Award, the Innovation in Utilization Award, the Educator Award, the RichTech Chairman’s Award, and the People’s Choice Award.

As a part of the event, it thrilled us to develop a cross-platform voting app for the People’s Choice Award. Armed with smartphones and laptops, the public voted for the award’s winner with just a push of a button from their Android, iOS, or internet-connected devices. During a period of fewer than 24 hours surrounding the Gala, there were over 1,500 votes total across all 3 platforms (iOS, Android, and Web).

We would like to congratulate TCSC for taking home People’s Choice Award, with an astounding 862 votes.

The finalists, and detailed descriptions of each award, are listed on Richtech’s event site.