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A Showcase of Student Projects

CS Fair 2015

The CS Fair is a UVM event which provides Computer Science students the opportunity to display web, app, and other computer related projects for the chance to win up to $300 in cash*. This year the CS Fair will be held December 9th in the Davis Center's Grand Maple Ballroom.

Total Projects: 166 Total Students: 241

Advanced Projects (17 projects, 30 students)

1st Place $300

Geostream by Walker Crouse

2rd Place $200

Rational; Diet App for Android by Brandt Newton

3rd Place $100

CPU Emulation by Dillon Beliveau, Elliot DeMatteis

Intermediate Projects (47 projects, 57 students)

1st Place $300

Brick Breaker by Kirby Gordon

2rd Place $200

Research Lab Freezer Alarm by Saritha Beauchamp

3rd Place $100

Cutting the Pie - a look into UVM employee salaries from 1996 -2014 by Alan Chu

Intermediate Web Design (40 projects, 63 students)

1st Place $300

San Diego Quick Assessment of Reading Ability by Emilie Dzwonar, Jackson Fiore

2rd Place $200

Our Community Cares Camp by Alice Heine, Kylie Hearn

3rd Place $100

Chekkit - find the top rated things to do before you graduate UVM by Joseph Siebert, Alan Chu

Beginner Programming (26 projects, 34 students)

1st Place $300

A Brief Exchange by Slayton Marx, Hope Puroll

2rd Place $200

Predicting River Flows by Anders Newbury

3rd Place $100

Mike C's Project by Michael Coughlin

Beginner Web Design (36 projects, 57 students)

1st Place $300

Tinmouth Art Camp Website by Amelia Fontein

2rd Place $200

Wondernight Website by Josiah Witt

3rd Place $100

UNTRIVIAL by Tim Guyon, Andre Hansen, Alissa Chiu

People's Choice Award

1st Place $300

cs 148 final project Joelle Dyer

2nd Place $200

Foveō 🍵 Lily Nguyen

3rd Place $100

City Protector Brian Colombini , Alexandra Touloukian , Matt Baris

Random Hour Prizes

12:50 PM $50

Clarence Ng

1:55 PM PM $50

Nana Antwi, David Harper

3:00 PM $50

Nidhi Singh

*Prizes will be announced at the conclusion of the fair. Prize amounts are subject to change based on funding. Prizes may be awarded as cash or UVM gift card.


CS Fair 2015

We would like to thank all of our judges who have donated their time and expertise to be with us at the 2015 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).

How Judging Will Work

Judging Teams

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.

Random Hourly

Prizes 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 1:10 pm to 2:00 pm, 2:20 pm to 3:10 pm, 3:30 pm to 4:20 pm. You must be present to claim your prize.
  • Brendan   McOmber

    Implementation Consultant from Fast Enterprises, LLC

    Brendan is UVM alum, class of 2014. Brendan has worked for Fast Enterprises, LLC since graduation. As an Implementation Consultant with FAST he spends half his day coding and the other half of the day consulting with the clients. Brendan codes in VB.NET and has experience with SQL. Brendan is currently located at the FAST project at the Washington D.C. Office of Tax and Revenue.

  • Joel Barley

    Advisory Software Engineer - IBM from IBM

    Joel Bartley is a Software Engineer at IBM in Burlington, VT with nearly 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.

  • Josh  Bing

    Software Engineer from Mach7 Technologies

  • Brian Bittman

    Lead Developer from Burlington Bytes

    Brian Bittman has been a developer in the area for over a decade. Working with some local companies, and some not so local. He graduated from UVM's own CS program in 2003, and joined Bock Interactive for several years before eventually doing full-stack web and web-based software development for larger, out-of-state companies, mostly working with perl and occasionally node-js. These days you can find him digging through source code and creating plugins and tools for use with Wordpress or Magento in the offices of Burlington Bytes right on Church Street.

  • Russell Burt

    Engineering Manager from Mach7 Technologies

  • John Cohn

    IBM Fellow from

    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.

  • Michael  Commo

    Senior 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 professional 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. Mike was part of a team that took first place at HackVT 2013.

  • Joshua Dickerson

    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.

  • Jim Eddy

    Chief Technology Officer from Vermont HITEC

    Jim Eddy joined Vermont HITEC in 2005 and holds the position of Chief Technology Officer. Jim obtained his B.A. in Physics and a B.A. in Applied Mathematics from the University of Vermont (2004), and holds a M.S. in Information Systems from Northwestern University (2014). Jim has worked with numerous organizations to create workforce development solutions over the past ten years.

  • Robert Erickson

    Senior Lecturer from The University of Vermont, Computer Science Department

    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.

  • Rob Hale

    Principal Engineer from MyWebGrocer, Inc.

  • Chandra Hough

    Recruiter from Fast Enterprises, LLC

  • Harry Hubbell

    Software Developer from Logic Supply

  • Steven Jenkins

    VP North America from NETbuilder

    Steve has over 20 years of senior management experience in the technology sector. He is VP of North America for NETbuilder based in Boston.
    NETbuilder is a leading provider of software, consulting and managed services to financial, government and commercial markets. NETbuilder are technology partners of Oracle, Microsoft and Adobe and operate an Academy to train and provide a constant feed of talented consultants to both our Customers and to NETbuilder led projects.

  • Anirudh Kannan

    Officer - TDE Agile Development from State Street Corporation

  • Isaiah Keepin

    Web Developer from Bluehouse Group

    Equal parts storyteller, architect, and entrepreneur, Isaiah is passionate about the vast range of expression and connection that the web makes possible. Ever since the 1980’s, when he wrote his first computer game on a Commodore 64, he has loved exploring the intersection of human stories and systems of information. These days, he works mainly in JavaScript, PHP, and MySQL, but you never know where you’ll find him next. When he’s not weaving code, he loves exploring the woods of Vermont, reading the latest Haruki Murakami novel, and homeschooling his three kids.

  • Greg Kelly

    Founder and President of HortLabs LLC and vtTA Board Member from Vermont Technology Alliance

    Mr. Kelly is a seasoned technology executive, having participated in five telecom and media startups over thirty-three years, either as founder or senior executive.
    Mr. Kelly founded HortLabs LLC in 2015, to develop and market an IoT system for managing greenhouses and controlled environment agriculture.

  • Venkataraman Krishnamurthy

    Vice President - Regulatory Technology from State Street Corporation

  • Lauren Lavallee

    Recruiter from Logic Supply

  • John Mangan

    Sr. Lead Engineer from MyWebGrocer, Inc.

  • Maureen McElaney

    QA Engineer from Girl Develop It Burlington

    Maureen McElaney is a rabid supporter of Vermont's vibrant tech scene. She currently works for DealerTrack as a QA Engineer and also co-leads the Burlington chapter of Girl Develop It. She's on the board of advisors for LaunchVT and has planned multiple tech conferences here in Burlington, most recently UX Burlington.

  • Everett McKay

    Principal from UX Design Edge

    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 public courses and workshops. He has delivered UX design workshops to an international audience that includes Europe (UK, Poland, Greece, Turkey), Asia (India, China), and South America (Argentina).

    Everett is author of "UI is Communication: How to design intuitive, user-centered user interfaces by focusing on effective communication", published by Morgan Kaufmann. While at Microsoft, he was responsible for writing and evangelizing the Windows 7 User Experience Guidelines.

  • Masoud Mohammadi

    Vice President - TDE Agile Development from State Street Corporation

  • Pascal Nsame

    IEEE Computer Society Chapter Chair from IEEE

  • Tyler Ortiz

    Software Developer from C2 - Competitive Computing

    Tyler Ortiz is a Champlain College alum and Software Developer at C2. He specializes in website and custom application development and works with companies such as Husky and Cloudfarm. Tyler’s responsible for maintaining and proposing UI development best practices for the integration of front end (HTML/JavaScript) to back end component architecture. He has a strong interest in the latest front end development technologies, frameworks, best practices and user experience, and is leading a UI development series of best practices and techniques for better user experience. Tyler holds a BS in Electronic Game Programming from Champlain College and is a Microsoft Certified Professional (MCPS) and Microsoft Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3 Specialist.

  • Kyle Sarrazin

    Senior Software Engineer - IBM from IBM

    Kyle Sarrazin is a Senior Software Engineer at IBM's Systems Division in Burlington, VT. His current focus is on enabling data analytics across IBM Systems' product suite.

  • Greg  Schoppe

    Developer from Burlington Bytes

    Greg has been a software developer with Burlington Bytes since September of 2014. Prior to that he was
    CTO of a small analytics start up called Graph Genius. He attended Carnegie Mellon's School of Computer
    Science. In his spare time, Greg enjoys developing software tools to solve everyday issues, like
    organizing sheet music, or managing non-profit donations. He is a strong proponent of intersectional education,
    combining knowledge from STEM, Liberal Arts, and General life experiences into a sum that is greater than any
    of its parts. Greg is a member of Laboratory B, Burlington's local hacker space, and has been a strong supporter
    of the Maker movement.

  • Guillaume Sparrow-Pepin

    iOS Developer from Green Mountain Software

    Guillaume works as an iOS software developer at Green Mountain Software. He graduated from the University of Vermont last spring with a degree in Computer Science and a minor in Music Performance. He has worked for many years as a free lance web developer. Guillaume participated in the CS Fair as an undergraduate, and he's eager to take part this year as a judge. In his free time, Guillaume loves to play the accordion, go contra dancing, make delicious espresso, and bake croissants.

  • Michael Tamlyn

    Principal 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, implementing real-time integrations, building large-scale distributed multi-application systems, and most recently architecting healthcare software products and managing a team of developers. He graduated from UVM with a degree in Computer Science and Information Systems in 2003. Along with Michael Commo, Michael Tamlyn was part of a team that took first place at HackVT 2013.

  • Lilly Thompson

    Jr. Developer from Burlington Bytes

  • Terry Ulmer

    Advisory Software Engineer - IBM from IBM

    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.

  • Ragu Vaduka

    Vice President - Data Warehouse from State Street Corporation


CS Fair 2015

Without the help and support of our gracious sponsors, the CS Fair could not be possible. Thank you for showing your support towards our student community. Interested in becoming a sponsor? Call 802-656-3330.


  1. The University of Vermont, Computer Science Department
  2. Google Inc
  3. IBM


  1. IEEE
  2. State Street Corporation


  1. C2 - Competitive Computing
  2. MyWebGrocer, Inc.
  3. Burlington Bytes
  4. Dealer.com
  5. Fast Enterprises, LLC
  6. NETbuilder
  7. Mach7 Technologies
  8. Vermont HITEC
  9. Galen Healthcare Solutions
  10. Bluehouse Group
  11. NextCapital Group, Inc.


  1. Logic Supply
  2. UVM Career Center
  3. Girl Develop It Burlington
  4. Vermont Technology Alliance
  5. Brandthropology
  6. UX Design Edge
  7. Green Mountain Software