Resources & Judging Info

Helpful Links & Resources

Below are some resources we put together for you! Be sure to setup your Slack Account using your UNH or IOL email address. Slack will be used throughout the event for communication amongst support and teams as well as other announcements.

  • Registration
  • Slack
  • OSS (Git)
    • You will need to create a password
    • All IOL employees already have an account
  • Hacker Resources
  • i2 Passport: Students participating in the ECenter’s i2 Passport Program will receive 2000 Visa Stamp Credits (VSC) only if they attend both days of the hackathon. Be sure to swipe into the i2 Passport tablet on day two to receive your VSC. Contact Heather MacNeill with any questions related to i2 Passport

Judging Categories & Criteria

Teams will be awarded $1,500 worth of cash prizes in four categories:

  • Best Total Package $600
  • Working Product $300
  • Business Plan $300
  • Creative Impact $300

Click here for the Judging Criteria


2020 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.



plumleeMatt Plumlee, Lecturer, Computer Science, UNH
Plumlee is a lecturer in the Computer Science department at UNH, where he teaches sophomore- and junior-level courses, including a  course involving Android development. He received his B.S. in 1995 and his Ph. D. in 2004, both from the CS department at UNH. Matt  has worked short stints in industry (most recently as a software engineering manager) sprinkled in among his 9 years of teaching, and   has done visualization and parallelization research for the Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping (CCOM), also at UNH.



David SanderDave Sander, Bottomline Technologies
Dave has been part of Bottomline Technologies since he graduated from the University of Vermont in 2015. He came on as a college hire working for one product and transitioned to working with the Innovation team. He has worked on front end, back end, infrastructure automation, and databases.




WendyWendy Schultz, Liberty Mutual Insurance, Senior Project Manager, Corporate Functions Technology
Wendy is a long term Liberty Mutual employee with experience on the business side as well as IT.  She has held positions in their personal lines, commercial lines and corporate teams.  She was a key contributor to establishing an annual hackathon event for Liberty Mutual employees that continues to generate excitement and innovation pipeline ideas.  The experience gained in facilitating hackathons has been expanded to other areas of the company as well as shared with external partners.  She has a BS in Finance from Ball State University in Muncie, IN; an MBA from Southern New Hampshire University and is a 20+ year resident of Durham, NH.


RyanRyan Ross, Software Engineer, Arista Networks
Ryan is a Software Engineering Director at Arista Networks which is one of the industry leaders in building cloud networks. Prior to that Ryan has worked at companies like Cisco, Juniper, 3com, and Cabletron (currently Extreme Networks). Ryan has been in the networking industry as a software engineer and a leader for over 30 years building the internet, data center and campus networks from 10Mb Ethernet to 100Gb and beyond. He is also the Chairman of the Corporate Advisory Board for Brown University's school of engineering and soon to be a member of the UNH CS Industry Advisory Board as well. He graduated from the UMASS Lowell with a BSEE in 1990.