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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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Game of Drones Hackathon

Think you have what it takes to conquer the throne? Try your luck and win a dronene! Join your house and face the 4 challenges together to create and code your virtual drone. Will you have what it takes to conquer the Hackathon?


REGISTRATION is closed, stay tuned for future updates!


Location: Virtual  
Event details: July 22nd-24th, 2022


Day 1- July 22nd

Day 2- July 23rd

Day 3- July 24th

Time (EST)

7:00pm-8:30pm EST

12:00pm-5:00pm EST

11:00am-1:00pm EST


Introduction, guest speaker, house sorting, sendoff, start your drones!

Second guest speaker, working on drone activities, mentor sessions, final submissions

Third guest speaker, judging of drones, winner announced, closing remarks

Registration is FREE and open to grades 7-12.

Do you have what it takes to conquer the throne?


Our Speakers:
Nicholas Varas


Studying Mechatronics Engineering at Ontario Tech University, Nicholas works as an Engineering intern for the Paint Department at Honda of Canada Manufacturing, where he interacts with robots, machines and AI. In addition to his passion for robots and AI, Nicholas writes music and plays video games!


Brianna Strong


Brianna studied Electrical engineering at Ontario Tech University and graduated in 2021. She works as a Protection & Control Field Engineer in Training for Hydro One. In this position, she commissions, maintains and troubleshoots various devices in a power grid.

Alishba Imran


Alishba is a machine learning (ML) developer who has worked on computational approaches to accelerate rehabilitation tech, robotics, and energy storage to create smarter machines. Currently, she's working on putting ML models for perception and prediction at Cruise into production and doing research at NVIDIA on RL-based simulation for teleoperated surgical robotics. 


If you have any questions about the Hackathon, please email