Help Support Roboticon And Farm To Fork

Posted on Thursday, December 4th, 2014

Written by Dan Gillis

On Tuesday December 2nd, the School of Computer Science launched two crowd funding projects as part of Giving Tuesday. The goal - raise $5000 for each project by the end of the semester. The two crowd funding projects are:

Details for each project are provided below. To donate to the Roboticon campaign, click here. To donate to the Farm To Fork campaign, click here. For more information about Roboticon, contact For more information about Farm To Fork, contact


Roboticon is an annual event run in partnership with the School of Computer Science and the Society of Computing and Information Science (SOCIS).  It is an exciting opportunity for high school students to learn more about the field of Computer Science by designing and building Lego Mindstorm robots to complete a series of challenges designed by SOCIS students. We are proud to announce this year will be our 14th Roboticon challenge!

We want to grow Roboticon by replacing our current Lego Mindstorm robots with newer, modern kits, and we want to expand the program to reach more students then ever before. Your donations will allow us to purchase new kits for the Roboticon event, and allow us to reach even more high school students.

To donate to the Roboticon campaign, click here.

Farm To Fork

Farm To Fork began as a 3rd year classroom project in the School of Computer Science to address the issue of hunger in Guelph. What does computer science have to do with hunger in Canada? On the surface - not much. But in 2012 thirty students were presented with the issue of local families struggling to put food on the table; some not seeing fresh fruits and veggies for months at a time. Partnering with local food security experts (the Guelph-Wellington Food Round Table, the Food Access Working Group, etc.), the students designed a website that has garnered attention from groups across Canada, the U.S., and beyond - all who want to use Farm To Fork to tackle hunger in their communities.

Donating to the Farm To Fork project will help by allowing the students to expand the program to other communities, and will provide support to students who are developing the Farm To Fork mobile application (which will use location based technologies to alert donors of the real-time needs the minute they enter a grocery store or market).

To donate to the Farm To Fork campaign, click here.

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