Welcome to Hack New Hampshire!

All UNH undergraduate and graduate students are invited to join us for a weekend of creating, hacking and competing at the 2023 Hack New Hampshire event. We invite all UNH students March 31 - April 2, 2023 to create an innovative solution, the 2023 challenge statement is announced at the event to give all teams an equal advantage.

Collaborate with other classmates across all UNH colleges and create your own solution or idea. There will be prizes, food, and industry mentors! Form a team of 2-4 students ahead of time or ask us to match you to a team. 

Thank you to all who participated in the 2022 Hackathon and learn about past years event in the video below, enjoy!



Thank you again to this years Hack New Hampshire Sponsors!


ATG Logo

Alexander Technology Group is part of the BANKW Staffing family. With offices in Boston MA, Bedford NH, Portsmouth NH, Woburn MA, and Westborough MA, we have cultivated an outstanding reputation for connecting talented and proven technology professionals with leading local employers since 2007. These partnerships have enabled thousands of employers and talented professionals to achieve their goals of growth and success. We don’t just send resumes; we meet every single candidate in person before presenting them to a client. We also personally qualify every employer before presenting an opportunity to a job seeker. Our only goal is to make sure we’re what’s best for all our clients and partners.

Liberty Mutual Logo

Since 1912, Liberty Mutual Insurance has committed themselves to providing broad, useful and competitively-priced insurance products and services to meet their customers' ever-changing needs. Their delivery on this commitment is the reason they're now the third largest property and casualty insurer in the U.S. based on 2012 direct premium written according to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners.


QA Cafe Logo

Founded in 2001, QA Cafe is a dynamic software company composed of experts in networking, consumer electronics, and security. We develop industry-leading network device test solutions and network analysis tools for business use while providing our customers with world-class support.


Co-hosted by:     
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Schedule of Events

The schedule of events is below, please note times may be slightly adjusted.

Friday, March 31st

3:00pm -- Check-in (in-person at IOL) with food

3:30pm -- Opening Ceremony & Challenge Announcement

4:00pm -- Hacking Begins (you must check-in prior)

Saturday, April 1st

Hacking continues (note: the IOL is only open to IOL employees, no one will be onsite this day)

Announcements & mentors are available on Discord all weekend

Sunday, April 2nd

11:30am -- Hacking Ends 

11:30am -- Check-in for presentations (in-person at IOL) with food

12:00pm -- Presentations Begin (8 mins. per team) in-person

(approx.) 1:30pm -- Closing Ceremony & Awards

Resources & Judging Info

Helpful Links & Resources

Below are some resources we put together for you! Discord will be used throughout the event for communication amongst support and mentors, teams, as well as other announcements.

Judging Categories & Criteria

Teams will be awarded cash prizes up to $1,750! Teams will compete for the top three spots.



2022 Judges


Kyle OuelletteKyle Ouellette, Project Manager, IP Technologies, UNH-IOL
Kyle Ouellette is the Project Manager, IP Technologies at the UNH-IOL.  Kyle began working at the lab in 2015 in the IPv6 Testing Service. During this time he became a developer of the IOL’s IPv6 testing solution, IOL INTACT®, and worked on the development of IPv6 Ready Logo Core and DHCPv6 testing. After obtaining his B.S. in Computer Science, Kyle continues to pursue his M.S. in Computer Science at UNH. In May 2018 Kyle took over as the principal developer of IOL INTACT®, overseeing student developers and working directly with customers on solutions.



craig_smithCraig Smith, Lecturer, Computer Science, UNH
Craig has been working on computers ever since he skipped 5th grade recess to program computers. That love propelled him to computer summer camp where he programmed pong in assembly, to UNIX in the 8th grade, and on to earn his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Computer Science from the University of New Hampshire. He has worked at large and small startups leading small and large projects across all phases of software development. Currently Craig works as a Lecturer of Computer Science at UNH and enjoys making his students think, he hopes, a little bit more than they normally do.


Gabriel LeakeGabriel Leake, Liberty Mutual Insurance, Engineering Manager
Gabriel is an engineering manager who has engineered & delivered multiple solutions across Liberty Mutual’s auto and home platforms, from full-stack to event-driven SMS.  He loves geeking out about cloud technology, continuous learning, & tech innovation projects.  Gabriel is passionate about championing diversity & inclusion, allying with women in technology, and working with aspiring software engineers 1-on-1. When Gabriel is away from work, he is most likely exploring the coasts and mountains across New England or playing table tennis in VR.


Challenge & API

Challenge Statement

Create a solution that puts New Hampshire at the center of your design. Challenge statement is TBD.

While we want you to come up with a creative solution, we are looking to award the team that demonstrates the most attention given to its user base.

API Options

These are just some ideas and options for your project; you are not required to use any specific API for this challenge!

50 Most Useful APIS for Developers

Data USA: New Hampshire


Public API's

Liberty Mutual:

You may leverage the Liberty Mutual Shine API, which incorporates Liberty Mutual data, insurance core competencies, and city infrastructure data to help customers live a life without worry. Featured services include Total Home Score, Vehicle Thefts, Vehicle Stats, and Parking Rules. https://developers.solarialabs.com (you may be required to create an account to access certain information)

The use of Liberty Mutual’s API is not required.