We would like to thank all of our judges who have donated their time and expertise to be with us at the 2017 CS Fair. Your help is greatly appreciated. Would you like to be a judge at this event? Become a sponsor by filling out our sponsorship form to get started (its a lot of fun).
Read what one judge had to say about the experience: Isaiah Keepin
This year each judge will be assigned to a team to judge a particular category. Each team of judges will be expected to look at all the projects for the category they have been assigned to picking the 1st, 2nd, 3rd place winners for their category. Judging teams will be assigned at the judge's orientation on the day of the fair.
Joel Bartley is a Software Engineer at IBM in Burlington, VT with 20 years of experience with Databases, Java and Web Development. He's followed the development of multiple programming languages over time and his current interests are focused on parallel programming.
Peter is an experienced web developer with a strong passion for software craftsmanship. His professional development experience includes building, maintaining, and leading a variety of enterprise-level web applications for fast-growth startups.
Brandon Clark is a Developer at MyWebGrocer where he leads development and production for the Email Marketing team. He started his career in freelance web development and quickly found his passion for email. After spending 3+ years leading Email Marketing for a medical publisher out of Philadelphia, he accepted a development position at MyWebGrocer in his home town of Burlington, VT. Since then, he has continued to deliver rock solid template systems, new features for dynamic content and backend automations that have taken his group to the next level. Brandon is an avid maker that loves spoil his dog, 2 little sisters and design team. He is commonly "work bribed" with Munchkins but has recently started to accept chocolate cookies as well.
Bob received the prestigious 2007 Kroepsch-Maurice Teaching Award, having joined the Computer Science faculty in 1991 after completing his Master of Science degree at Clarkson University.
Bob focuses on a series of web technology courses that get students to think of the web not as a series of web pages, but rather as a user interface for computer programs. Students' projects range from blogs, hotel management and social networking sites to volunteer opportunities (having been a mentor for seven years, Bob likes to point students in this direction).
Joanne Grogan is a software architect at MyWebGrocer, where she aids teams seeking to achieve universal grocery e-commerce dominance. Originally from Ireland, Joanne moved to the U.S. in 2000 to follow her tech dreams—and her kayaking/biking/skiing dreams. She holds a degree in Computer Science from Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland, and Universitat Trier, Germany. When she's not figuring out how to design the next best thing, Joanne can be found traversing Vermont's roads, rivers, forests and mountains as quickly as possible via foot, bike, skis or kayak.
Steve has over 20 years of senior management experience in the technology sector in North America and Europe. He has 10 years experience in healthcare, specifically in successfully introducing groundbreaking technology that increases clinical efficiency and improves patient outcomes.
Seth Maciejowski completed the BS in Electrical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and the MS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Vermont. He is an Embedded Systems Design Engineer working on firmware and hardware development for Renewable Energy Systems for AllEarth Renewables of Williston Vermont. In his spare time he enjoys climbing, biking and hiking with his kids.
Tylor Mayfield is a recent graduate of the UVM Computer Science class of 2016, who is currently working as a Jr Systems Engineer for MyWebGrocer in Winooski, Vermont. His main focus is in Linux systems administration.
James McCracken graduated from UVM last spring of 2017 with a major in Computer Science and a minor in Mathematics. He is a currently a Software Engineer at BAE Systems in Merrimack, New Hampshire.
Everett McKay is Principal of UX Design Edge, a user experience design training and consulting company for mobile, web, and desktop applications. Everett's specialty is UX design training for software professionals who aren't experienced designers through onsite and virtual courses and workshops. He has delivered UX design workshops to an international audience that includes Europe, Asia, South America, and Africa.
Everett is author of “Intuitive Design: Eight Steps to an Intuitive UI” and "UI is Communication: How to design intuitive, user-centered user interfaces by focusing on effective communication". While at Microsoft, he was responsible for writing and evangelizing the Windows User Experience Guidelines. Before joining Microsoft, he was a programmer, specializing in designing and developing Windows and Macintosh user interfaces.
Scott is a graduate of the UVM Computer Science class of 2017, who is currently working as a manufacturing systems software engineer for the semiconductor manufacturer GlobalFoundries in Essex Junction, Vermont. His skills mainly lie in back end Java development, specializing in data transfer and transformation.
Anders leads the newly formed Digital Experience Product Offering Management team for Global Technology Services. The team's singular mission is to improve our internal and external user experiences across all of our strategic technology solutions. We are a team of digital strategists, user experience designers, visual designers and researchers collectively driving a unified and improved digital experience. Anders also leads our State Street Design System and Application Rationalization implementations.
Guillaume (UVM Class of '14) works as a Network and Systems Administrator and teaches programming at the Putney School in Southern VT. He also works as a freelance web developer.
Terry Ulmer is UVM alumnus and a Software Engineer at IBM in Burlington, VT. He is currently focused on providing advanced analytics and reporting to IBM server and storage development teams.
Duncan Whitaker graduated from UVM's College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences in May of 2017 with a degree in Computer Science and Information Systems. Upon graduation he was offered a job as a Systems Analyst on the Sustaining Engineering Team at MyWebGrocer in Winooski. Duncan works with his team to analyze, resolve, and coordinate the release of both website and mobile app patches. He has participated in the CS Fair as a student while attending UVM and is excited to be able to return as a judge.
Jon leads retail customization & implementation development teams in partnership with project management, business analysis, configuration and release teams in the development and deployment of the MWG Retail Planning and eCommerce platform.