Fall 2016 Winners!

From left, Ian Grant (ECenter), Brandon Allen ('18), Laura Trouvais (IBM), Max Miller ('20), Sam Warach ('17), Dan Potter (Datawatch), TJ Evarts ('20), Andy Smith (UNH Survey Center), Heather MacNeill (ECenter)

Congratulations to the winners of UNH's first hackathon for all students, sponsored by Datawatch and IBM Watson Analytics!


The event took place at the ECenter on October 21st and 22nd. This 20-hour event was designed to bring together UNH students from all colleges and majors to use IBM Watson Analytics and Datawatch software to examine and analyze data sets related to the 2016 United States Presidential election.

First place - How Donald J. Trump Can Win the Popular Vote: A Statistical Analysis & Observation 

  • Brandon Allen, Paul College of Business and Economics '18

  • TJ Evarts, College of Enginnering and Physical Sciences '20

  • Max Miller, College of Enginnering and Physical Sciences '20

  • Sam Warach, Paul College of Business and Economics '17

View the slide deck of the first place presentation here

Second Place - Understanding the Voter Base of Each Candidate Through Demographic Analysis

  • Colin Cambo, Graduate Student in Analytics

  • Logan Mortenson, Graduate Student in Analytics

  • Shane Piesik, Graduate Student in Analytics

View the slide deck of the second place presentation here

Third Place - An In-Depth Look at the Battleground States of the 2016 Presidential Election

  • Tyler Kennedy, College of Liberal Arts '18

  • Francesco Mikulis-Borsoi, College of Enginnering and Physical Sciences '20

  • Alycia Wilson, College of Liberal Arts '18

View the slide deck of the third place presentation here