IOL Star Winners

January 2018

Hayden Hanes

Hayden has been working at the IOL for the last three and a half years in the Baseband anti-static area as one of the lead physical layer testers. Over that time he has become proficient in several skill sets; including mastering several Ethernet electrical conformance test plans, automating test procedures with Matlab, test plan editing, and surface mount soldering. Hayden has also represented the IOL at several conferences, including IEEE and DesignCon, under the prestigious title of Soldering Wizard (a title not previously held by any IOL employee).

Hayden is a role model for all anti-static employees with an exemplary work ethic, and a good attitude and sense of humor. His engineering knowledge and expertise has made him one of the ‘go-to’ employees when new projects are conceived. This is also evident in the fact that Hayden is often answering questions and explaining the concepts behind several of the test methodologies and practices used in Ethernet testing. Hayden is certainly a vital resource to the anti-statis area and the IOL as a whole, valued by the staff as well as his peers.

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Kris Fargo

Kris has been always up to speed in testing and helping others in testing. He provides great help when people need it and offers valuable criticism when people want it. He has been helping out in transitioning the Violett tool to Git (with Bitbucket) and the redmine tickets to Jira (also with the help of others). After the summer, he also made a frontend to Lego's reservation page for Avnu, which has been helpful summarizing our current reservations, made it easier to navigate to the reservations, and at-a-glance view who and what reservations people are working on.

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Colin Dorsey

Colin goes above and beyond whether its at plugfest time or answering questions from customers or colleagues. His work has been complemented many times by NVMe customers. His work on the NVMe IOL INTERACT PC Edition tool has really improved the quality of our NVMe test offerings, adding over 100 tests to our program. Colin's odd sense of humor and dry wit makes the NVMe work environment an enjoyable place to work. He brings a smile to everyone's face. Colin spends extra hours in the lab, and really makes himself available to get the job done.

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Christopher Brown

Chris joined the lab in May 2015 and has since become an integral part of the IP testing service. Chris has demonstrated to ability to work independently on a number of projects. If issue comes up in the Routing area Chris is always the first one to jump to fix it. He contributed greatly to getting the OpenFlow testing service up and running and being the main point of contact for this service for several eager vendors. He makes himself available to help and train any new employee that joins Routing.

Chris was a valuable team member on the Verizon SDN project and demonstrated his ability to work on an external project in a professional manner. Chris is also working on the development of scripts for Routing protocols that will allow IP to offer more test packages to customers. Chris stands out in the IP industry as a star employee and an integral part of the lab.

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Sarah Hinzman

Sarah has been a great addition to the Communications team. She is always willing to participate in lab wide events, coming up with new Communications initiatives, as well as completing all her assigned tasks efficiently and on-time. Not only is Sarah eager to always learn new things but she continues to maximize her potential in skills she already has such as photography and photoshop.

She has also grown as a project manager for STEM activities, HighTech bound social media, admin tracking etc, and organizing all communication initiatives including statistic tracking, working with UNH CPA team and inventory. Through her love of graphic design, photography, photoshop and overall writing talents she has helped make several campaigns, strategic initiatives and lab events very successful.

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