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How Judging Will Work
Overall Winners(1st, 2nd, 3rd) will be chosen based on a combination of the total number of student, staff, and faculty votes and a panel of judges. The judges will look at the total votes the project has recieved then compare that with their own findings to pick the winners.
Best in ClassPrizes are picked by a panel of judges for each category. Judges will vote for a first prize in their assigned category and will pick the winners. There will be three different rounds of judging each hour for best in class but only one winner per class.
Random HourlyPrizes are picked each hour via a PHP page that uses MySQL ORDER BY RAND() LIMIT 1. A winner will be selected for each hour block which includes 12:50 PM, 1:55 PM, and 3:00 PM. You must be present to claim your prize.
from Vermont Rapid Prototyping
Jon runs Vermont Rapid Prototyping, a rapid prototyping and manufacturing service for inventors. He provides 3D designs and 3D prints, as well as Arduino hardware and software/firmware and desktop software. He has 40 years experience in the computer field, with 5 years experience with Arduinos, and 10 years experience with Sketchup. He hosts a monthly 3D Printer and Design Meetup, is on the board of the Vermont Technology Alliance, and is the Maker Organizer for the Champlain Maker Fair.
President from Manufacturing Information Systems, Inc.
David Brown is the President and primary visionary of Woodstock VT-based Manufacturing Information Systems, makers of the MISys manufacturing business management system. With over 8,500 installations in 48 countries, Mr. Brown and his development team are currently working on a Saas version of the software.
Intermediate Web Design from Agilion Apps
Peter is an experienced Ruby and Rails developer with a strong passion for software craftsmanship. His professional development experience includes building, maintaining, and leading a variety of enterprise-level Ruby on Rails web applications for fast-growth startups. He co-founded both the Burlington Web Application Group and the Burlington Ruby Group, and co-organizes the annual Burlington Ruby Conference.
Engineering Manager from Mach7 Technologies
Program Management Director, PMP from Bottomline Technologies
Scot Calitri has been leading Java Architecture and Development Teams since the late 1990s. He has managed software development and consulting teams for IBM Global Services, Sun Microsystems, AGENCY.COM and most recently Bottomline Technologies.
Software Developer from Logic Supply
Alex is an experienced developer with a background in Java and web technologies. He is a former IBM employee who is currently working for Logic Supply. Alex is also a 3D printing hobbyist and hopes to one day get a 3D printed quadcopter into the air.
IBM Fellow from IBM
John Cohn is an IBM Fellow in IBM Corporate Technical Strategy. His current focus is on physical infrastructure for Smarter Cities, open data, machine to machine communications and real time data analytics.
Software Engineer from Galen Healthcare Solutions
Michael Commo is a software engineer who lives with his wife in Colchester, VT. He studied Computer Science at Saint Michael's College. Mike began his processional carrier at IBM, where he became well versed in data warehouse design while acting as an ETL software developer. He has developed custom software solutions for Galen Healthcare Solutions' many clients, and has also provided remote and on-site technical consulting services. Currently, he develops products for Galen Healthcare Solutions and its partners. Last year, Mike was part of a team that took first place at HackVT 2013.
IT Director from Logic Supply
Amy Coutu is the Information Technology Director at Logic Supply, a South Burlington-based industrial computer company. Amy has an extensive background with more than 15 years of experience leading, building and delivering software solutions. In her current role she oversees the development and implementation of computer and telecommunications software, networks, and information systems. She has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, from the University of Pittsburgh and a Master of Science in Computer Science, form Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Sr. Software Engineer and Tech Lead for C2 from C2
Hetal Dave is a Software Engineer and Technical Lead for C2, a IT consulting company based in Colchester, VT. She has been working in Software Development for over 10 years, helping clients such as Keurig, NRG Systems, Crane & Co., Hershey and Vermont Teddy Bear. Hetal develops eCommerce and CMS applications using .NET, C#, jQuery and other technologies. She is a Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) and a Sitecore Certified Developer. Hetal holds a Master's Degree in Computer Science from RIMS in London, UK.
Software Engineer from Dealer.Com
Joshua Dickerson is a UVM alumn, and Software Engineer on Dealer.com's Advertising team where he develops reporting and automation systems for DDC's 10,000 advertising clients. Josh has worked in the IT and telecommunications industries since 1999 when he began his career as a Systems Engineer and Web-Developer for Brattle Systems Inc. of Arlington, MA. Since 1999, Josh has served two tours of duty in Iraq with the U.S. Army's Ordnance Corps., and completed his B.S. In Computer Science and Information Systems at The University of Vermont. Today, he lives with his wife and dog in downtown Burlington.
Chief Technologist from Vermont Hi Tech
Mr. Eddy joined Vermont HITEC in 2005 and has been Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Chair of the Advanced Manufacturing department since 2010. He has also served as chief technologist, instructor, teaching assistant, coach and mentor. Previous to committing himself to Vermont HITEC he owned and operated a successful small business.
Homeschooled when he was growing up, Mr. Eddy developed his understanding of mechanical engineering concepts on a neighboring farm. During that time he also became highly proficient in music and photography.
Mr. Eddy obtained his B.A. in Theoretical Physics and a B.A. in Applied Mathematics from the University of Vermont (2004). He is currently pursuing his M.S. in Information Systems at Northwestern University. Mr. Eddy is a native Vermonter, born and raised in Orwell, Vermont.
Senior Lecturer from UVM
I grew up in the NJ Pine Barrens where I developed a love for the outdoors. After high school I followed my folks up to the mountains of Vermont where I have stayed ever since. My all time favorite activity is back country skiing where ever the wind takes me. If I am not skiing I will be snow-shoeing or snowmobiling.
When the weather warms I look forward to gardening and hiking away in the Green Mountains. In 1993 I hiked the Long Trail from end to end, one of my most memorable journeys. I also enjoy kayaking on the lake and work part time as a canoe guide teaching guests about the amazing beavers that frequent our lakes, ponds and rivers. I am a member of the chaplain kayak club and the green mountain hiking club serving on various boards and committees over the years.
I am an active mentor in the Community Friends Program working with area children providing guidance, support and really just a good friend to area children.
After spending seven years working for several companies in a wide range of positions the company I worked for closed its doors. I took this opportunity to pursue a masters degree so that I could get involved in teaching, what I really enjoy is helping others to learn. After graduating in 1991 I have been teaching every since and loving every minute of it! I have been nominated five times for the Kroepsch-Maurice Instructional Award since teaching at UVM and received the award in 2007.
Director, Digital Products, Web Application Engineering from HBO
Ray is an experienced technology leader with two decades of software architecture and development in various capacities at Time Inc. and most recently at HBO where he oversees development of HBO Go, Max Go, HBO.com and Cinemax.com websites. Ray received his BS in Computer Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a MS in Computer Science from Columbia University.
Java Developer from Dealer.Com
Tabare Gowon is a Java Programmer at Dealer.com. He received his BS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Harvard College in 2012, and is currently working on his MS in Engineering Management at Clarkson University (expected 2015). In his free time, Tabare can be found dancing or practicing Japanese.
Java Develope from Dealer.Com
Gabriel Harwood is a Java Developer at Dealer.com where his position focuses on providing data and data-integration services for digital marketing solutions. In the past, Gabe has worked for start-ups in Healthcare Information Systems as well as Educational mobile applications out of Tucson, Arizona. He received his bachelors degree in Computer Science from The University of Vermont in 2007.
Software Engineer from Xemory Software
Alex is a recent graduate from the University of Vermont Mathematics program, and he now spends his days working on the Neurobotik game project at Xemory Software. He's currently focused on getting robots to crouch and jump, with a minimal amount of back-flipping and break-dancing.
from State Street
Director, Software Development from My Web Grocer
John is currently the Director of Retail Foundation Software Development. John was previously employed by IDX/GE Healthcare prior to joining MWG nearly three years ago. John is a serious robotics fanatic!
Associate Data Architect from Bottomline Technologies
Juliana Morris is a 2014 UVM graduate now working at Bottomline Technologies. She went through the College Hire Program and is now working as an Associate Data Architect on the Predictive Analytics team. Bottomline Technologies (NASDAQ: EPAY) provides cloud-based payment, invoice and banking solutions to corporations, financial institutions and banks around the world. The companys solutions are used to streamline, automate and manage processes involving payments, invoicing, global cash management, supply chain finance and transactional documents. Organizations trust Bottomline to meet their needs for cost reduction, competitive differentiation and optimization of working capital. Headquartered in the United States, Bottomline also maintains offices in Europe and Asia-Pacific.
Software Engineer from Xemory Software
Aaron is a recent graduate from the University of Vermont Computer Science program, and he now spends his days working on the Neurobotik game project at Xemory Software. Here, he trains thousands of robots a day in the art of walking, jumping, and falling over.
IEEE Computer Society Chapter Chair from IEEE
Senior Software Engineer from UTC Aerospace
John Paul is a Senior Software Engineer at UTC Aerospace (formerly Goodrich / Simmonds Precision) located in Vergennes, VT. John has worked in various industries over his 20 year career including water/wastewater control systems, aerospace, and semiconductor industries. John received both a Bachelor of Science (EE) and Masters of Science (CS) degree from the University of Vermont.
Software Engineer from Renewable NRG Systems
Kathy is a senior .NET software engineer with a wide range of development experience in the healthcare and semiconductor industries. She worked for Sharecare Clinical Informatics for four years and for GE Healthcare for four years prior to coming to Renewable NRG Systems this year. Kathy holds a B.S. in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from Washington State University.
Software Engineer from Renewable NRG Systems
Ed joined Renewable NRG Systems this year as a senior software engineer, working on .NET, C#, Visual Studio and Web Services skills to develop new products. Prior to RNRG, Ed worked for 20 years in various capacities for the US Department of Agriculture, including as the lead information technology specialist. He holds a B.S in Computer Science/Electrical Engineering degree from the University of Vermont.
Software Engineer from UTC Aerospace
Dan Raisbeck is a Software/Computer Engineer at UTC Aerospace (formerly Goodrich / Simmonds Precision) located in Vergennes, VT. Dan has worked in the aerospace and commercial computing industries in both software and hardware engineering roles. Dan received a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from Tufts University in 2012.
from State Street
President from Xemory Software
Jeff Sprenger is the founder of Xemory Software, which is developing Neurobotik with funding through a research grant from the National Science Foundation. Mr. Sprenger has over 25 years experience in developing commercial software. His education includes a Bach Electrical Engineering from McGill and a Master's in Cognition and Neuroscience from University of Texas at Dallas.
Software Architect from Galen Healthcare Solutions
Michael Tamlyn is a professional and enthusiast software developer who resides in Shelburne, VT with his wife and daughter. Mike has had a variety of responsibilities at multiple organizations including managing a LAN gaming center, developing an intranet, building integrations, performing conversions, implementing large-scale distributed multi-application systems, and most recently designing and architecting healthcare software products. He graduated from UVM with a degree in Computer Science and Information Systems in 2003. Along with Michael Commo, was part of a team that took first place at HackVT 2013.
Director of Advertising Development from Dealer.Com
Chris Yager is currently the Director of Advertising Development at Dealer.com in Burlington, VT. He has been with Dealer since 2010. Previously he was the Technical Lead in Internal Applications at IBM in Essex Jct, VT. Chris graduated from Clarkson University in 1998 with a BS in Computer Science.
In Chris's spare time he is the Founding President of Green Mountain Adventure Racing Association. Also he has been an active board member of Vermont Technology Alliance since 2013 as well as a co-organizer of Hack VT for several years.
Some of Chris's areas of expertise include Software Development, Agile Methodologies, Building Organizations, and Hack-a-thons.