Hackathons

HACKATHONS & IDEATHONS

24 HOUR EVENT. WORK TOGETHER, SOLVE PROBLEMS, WIN PRIZES!

Participate in a 24 hour hackathon or ideathon with your friends, or be paired with a team. Work together to solve a problem, win prizes, and gain valuable skills along the way!

 

Top Reasons to Participate:

ECenter Hackathons & Ideathons

  • Have fun with friends and meet new people
  • Build your resume and expand your professional network - companies want to hire innovators
  • Make an impact by helping to solve real-world problems!

UPCOMING EVENTS

FALL 2021 HACKATHON / IDEATHON

 

October 22 - October 23, 2021

Join us with Granite Outdoor Alliance, Office of Outdoor Recreation, and Ski NH to solve problems related to the NH winter sports industry!

register here

The Hackathon gave me a chance to apply my skill set in my major to an entirely different field of work, and I learned a lot from the process.

Participant, Kane Company Hackathon

What is a Hackathon?

A hackathon/ideathon is any event where people come together to creatively solve problems. The goals of a hackathon/ideathon are to strengthen the community that the hackathon is for, be welcoming to all knowledge levels and backgrounds, provide an opportunity for participants to learn something new, and provide a space and a time for participants to make headway on problems in which they are interested.  (Joshua Tauberer, Hackathon.Guide)

PAST HACKATHON WINNERS

HACK for the New Hampshire Winter Sports Industry

Sponsored by Granite Outdoor Alliance, Office of Outdoor Recreation, and Ski NH

 

1ST PLACE WINNERS

  • Kaiden Bedell, CEPS '24
  • Allison Martin, COLSA '24
  • Yevgenia Men, CEPS '24
  • Kaitlin Phair, COLSA '24

 

2ND PLACE WINNERS

  • Mohammad Monjur, CEPS '23
  • Nitin Sharma, CEPS '21
  • Muhammad Hamad Zaheer, CEPS '23

 

3RD PLACE WINNERS

  • Emily Abrusci, COLSA '25
  • Melissa Gold, COLA '25
  • Naomi Schneider, CHHS, '24

HACK for New Hampshire with the IOL

Sponsored by Bottomline Technologies, Liberty Mutual, and Arista Networks

 

BEST OVERALL PACKAGE

  • Tinotenda Duche, COLSA '24
  • Salome Salgado, COLSA '23
  • Kaitlin Phair, COLSA '24

 

BEST WORKING PRODUCT

  • Nick Kahn, Grad School
  • Cornelis Plomp, CEPS '22
  • Rachael Martinez, CEPS '22
  • Spencer Janelle, CEPS '22

 

BEST CREATIVE IMPACT

  • Jessica Nelson, PAUL '21
  • Jason Plant, Paul '23
  • Daisy Burns, Paul '24

HACKATHON/IDEATHON with Gather

Sponsored by the RiverStone Group

How can Gather food pantry/market improve different areas of their program to meet the needs of customers?

GRAND PRIZE WINNERS

  • Alec Damsell, CEPS '24
  • Ella Dandrade, CEPS '24
  • Madison McDonough, COLA '23
  • Michelle Lee, CEPS '22

Hack for New Hampshire with the IOL

Sponsored by Libery Mutual, Bottomline Technologies, and Arista Networks 

Voting in New Hampshire is important to Granite Staters. What problem do you see in voting in New Hampshire and how would you fix it?

The Best Overall Package 

  • Jessica Nelson, Paul College '21 
  • TJ Evarts, CEPS '20 

Reimagined Office Park for Young Professionals

Sponsored by The Kane Company 

Young professionals want an office environment different from the traditional office park. Help The Kane Company design an office park YOU’D want to work in!
 

Grand Prize

  • Chris Hollis, COLA '22
  • Jessica Nelson , Paul College '21 

 

Best Category Winners “Open Space”  Tie 

  • Jana Bushway, Paul College '20
  • Olivia Bessemer , UNHM '20 

and

  • TJ Evarts, CEPS '20
  • Max Miller, CEPS '20
  • Francesco Alessandro Stefano Mikulis-Borsoi, CEPS ‘20

Hack for New Hampshire with the IOL

Sponsored by Libery Mutual, Bottomline Technologies, and Arista Networks 

Solve a problem you see in New Hampshire to help make New Hampshire safer or more sustainable.
 

1st Place 

  • Matthew DiBiase, CEPS '22
  • Arsalan Khan, Paul College '19
  • Matt Lemire, CEPS '20
  • Jessica Nelson, Paul College '21 

 

2nd Place 

  • Timothy Clocksin, CEPS '22
  • Emily Handy, Psychology '22
  • Aishwarya Prakash Kembhavi, CEPS '19 

 

3rd Place 

  • Colin Small, CEPS '21
  • Nicholas Stuart, Paul College '20
  • Dylan Wheeler, CEPS and COLA '20 

Blockchain Hackathon with Crypto Club

Sponsored by LBRY 

LBRY is a free, open, and community-run digital marketplace where users own their own data and control the network. In this 24 hours event, help LBRY improve their product and protocol. No experience with cryptocurrency required!
 

1st Place 

  • Rob Lee, CEPS '21 
  • Matthew Perry, Paul '19

 

2nd Place 

  • Max Miller, CEPS ‘20 
  • Francesco Alessandro Stefano Mikulis-Borsoi, CEPS ‘20 
  • Kristian Comer, CEPS ‘20 

SmartGadget Competition with the IOL and Connectivity Research Center

Sponsored by Senet and Multitech

Using LoRaWAN™ technology and an IoT device, solve a problem the market hasn’t yet explored.
 

1st Place 

  • Francesco Alessandro Stefano Mikulis-Borsoi, CEPS ‘20 
  • Kristian Comer, CEPS ‘20 
     

2ND PLACE 

  • Colin Small, CEPS ‘21 
     

3rd Place 

  • TJ Evarts, CEPS ‘20 

SmartGadget Competition with the IOL and Connectivity Research Center

Sponsored by Senet and Multitech

This one-day event will bring together UNH students, faculty, and industry to identify a problem and build a solution utilizing sensors and LoRaWAN™ radios.

1st Place 

  • Francesco Alessandro Stefano Mikulis-Borsoi, CEPS ‘20 

 

2nd Place 

  • Dylan Wheeler, CEPS and COLA ‘20 
  • Jamie Nelson, Paul ‘20 
  • Nick Stuart, Paul ‘20

Hacking Data for the Presidential Election

Sponsored by Datawatch and IBM

Using Datawatch Monarch and IBM Watson, analyze provided and other publicly available data sets related to the 2016 Presidential Election.

 

1st Place

  • Brandon Allen, Paul College '18
  • TJ Evarts, CEPS '20
  • Max Miller, CEPS '20
  • Sam Warach, Paul College '17

 

2nd Place

  • Colin Cambo, Graduate Student in Analytics
  • Logan Mortenson, Graduate Student in Analytics
  • Shane Piesik, Graduate Student in Analytics

 

3rd Place

  • Tyler Kennedy, COLA '18
  • Francesco Mikulis-Borsoi, CEPS '20
  • Alycia Wilson, COLA '18
 
 

 

5 out of 7

past winning teams are interdisciplinary

(two or more colleges)

HACKATHON TIP FROM WINNING TEAMS:
 

 

 

Interdisciplinary teams with students from a variety of colleges and majors consistently score highest at Hackathons!

Diverse backgrounds make stronger teams, so mix it up and join a team with students from two or more colleges to broaden your skillset and increase your chances of winning.