MakerEdTO 2019 Conference
July 5, 2019 at The York School, Toronto
On July 5, 2019, the Pink Titans shared their experience, in the design-process for the 2019 FIRST Robotics Competition, with educators at the MakerEdTO Conference. Teachers test-drove the robot by picking up soft playground balls, lifting them to the desired height, then shooting them in the scoring bins. Austin, the Lead Programmer in 2015, discussed the goals of the Pink Titans, including inclusive participation. He also explained the benefit of participation in the FIRST program for gaining non-technical, transferable skills and discovering interests for post-secondary success. His preparation and application for employment at Ubisoft, a video game company, exemplifies these benefits.