By Brandon Smith - August 26, 2013
People say "curiosity kills the cat," but so far it has done nothing but help me. I completely stumbled upon this internship, and with every new opportunity that presented itself, I found myself in a state of disbelief that I had been given the chance to take part in this experience. This internship is an opportunity like no other, and has been one of the most profound experiences I have had in my life to date. I've learned more than I could ever ask, and I now know exactly what I want to do with my future because I have experienced what that future could entail.
By Richard "Boo" Strachan - July 30, 2013
As a 2012 High School Summer Intern at the UNH-IOL, I hadn't a clue as to what I'd like to do with my future. I liked working with computers, and I liked technology in general, but I'd also considered alternatives accommodating my interest in skiing professionally. After the conclusion of junior year at high school, I found my way into an internship in the Digital Living Consortium (DLC) at the UNH-IOL. I was thrown headfirst into a foreign atmosphere and found people actually enjoying and embracing technology, I suppose I couldn't get enough of it; and have since returned to a full-time position here.
By Jeremy Hochschwender - June 20, 2013
Since starting in the MIPI Consortium of the University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL) a year ago, I have had many opportunities to get involved in youth outreach, from kids in middle school to incoming college freshmen. Most of my work has been with high school age students, which can be strange for me at times, because I myself only just completed my freshmen year at the University of New Hampshire (UNH). Even though I'm now officially a "college kid," I still think of myself as being very young. It has been an interesting challenge for me to get young students interested in my work.
By Tim Sheehan - June 12, 2013
This past winter, I spent a cold February night at the Portsmouth Music Hall's Digital Portsmouth event discussing "The Art of Making" on the New Hampshire Seacoast. Since I was one of the presenters, it didn't take long for things to heat up.
Digital Portsmouth is the brainchild of Monte Bohanan, Director of Marketing for the Portsmouth Music Hall. Digital Portsmouth presents key individuals and organizations from the NH Seacoast by showcasing the creative, digital culture that is alive and thriving in our region. The schedule for gathering of Digital Portsmouth is quarterly and provides an opportunity for locals to network, see what others are doing in their fields, and enjoy a cocktail.
By Bob Noseworthy - January 30, 2013
As Q4 2012 ends and 2013 begins, the UNH-IOL will enter its 25th year. In 1988, the needs of two competitive companies to work together to their mutual benefit helped form the InterOperability Laboratory. Since then, the thousands of companies partnering with the UNH-IOL all have benefited from this collaborative experiment between industry and academia.
Our members in 1988 would easily recognize the UNH-IOL today as the same student-powered phenomena, fueled by the support of industry leaders to support the development of interoperable standards; of services to validate the conformance and interoperability of such standards; and, equally importantly, helping to apprentice the next generation of industry professionals.
By - January 14, 2013
Part of the University of New Hampshire InterOperability Lab's (UNH-IOL) mission is to attract students to, and educate them for, future employment in cutting-edge technologies. We believe that this process should start early before students even enter college. Each summer the UNH-IOL recruits bright, ambitious high school students entering their senior year for a seven week paid internship at our state-of-the-art networking facility.
By Jeremy Hochschwender - January 4, 2013
My name is Jeremy Hochschwender, and I work in the Mobile Industry Processor Interface (MIPI) consortium at the University of New Hampshire InterOperability Lab (UNH-IOL). I'm a freshman at UNH, pursuing a degree in Electrical Engineering. My experience with the UNH-IOL started before I came to UNH. As a senior in high school, I looked at a lot of schools; the key thing I looked for was real world experience. I originally had no intention of going to UNH, as I didn't think that they had any programs that could compete with the co-ops that many other engineering schools offer today. One can imagine my surprise when I discovered the UNH-IOL. It was the perfect setup for me, as it would allow me to gain work experience within the industry just down the street from campus.
By Samantha Martell - November 19, 2012
The University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL) staff is always open to providing a tour for visitors. We encourage you to make an appointment in advance. If you find you are here for a plugfest or just in the area visiting the lovely UNH campus, we do welcome walk-in visitors so don't hesitate to stop by, we will do our best to accommodate you.
By Richard "Boo" Strachan - August 14, 2012
Humans make mistakes, computers, by definition-- don't. So, what is gained by manually grinding out hours of testing? Besides, having the skill to operate variously branded remotes professionally, not much. My name is Richard "Boo" Strachan and throughout my internship, I have been trying to help with automation of many time-consuming processes dealt with daily in the Digital Living Consortium (DLC).
By Alicia O - August 7, 2012
My name is Alicia O'Brien and I work in the IPv6 Consortium. I am a senior Computer Science major at the University of New Hampshire (UNH). This past spring I decided I no longer wanted to give out UNH parking tickets (and be public enemy #1) and I needed a Computer Science related job. I had taken a tour of the University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL) during my Introduction to Computer Science class. I wasn't sure if I had the right skill set for the job until my Computer Science friends told me that a position at the UNH-IOL did not require any prior networking knowledge. I was informed that the UNH-IOL staff would teach me everything I needed to know. When I applied and eventually was hired into the IPv6 Consortium, I had no idea what IPv6 even stood for and promptly Googled the unfamiliar acronym.