DevFest on Campus - Lakehead University

Lakehead University, 955 Oliver Road, Thunder Bay, P7B 5E1

Elevate your tech skills at Lakehead University's DevFest on Campus! Explore the latest in technology, connect with industry experts, and dive into exciting workshops and sessions. Get ready for an inspiring day of innovation and learning! For more information, contact us at

Nov 22, 3:00 PM – Nov 23, 10:00 PM



Key Themes

Career Development
DevFest on Campus
Explore ML
Google Cloud
Google Workspace
Machine Learning
Open Source
Solution Challenge

About this event

Prepare for a day of tech exploration, learning, and innovation at Lakehead University's DevFest on Campus!

DevFest on Campus is a dynamic and immersive tech event designed to ignite your passion for technology, inspire innovation, and foster connections in the tech community. Whether you're an aspiring developer, a seasoned programmer, or just tech-curious, this event promises something for everyone.

What to Expect:

  • Expert Insights: Engage with industry experts who will share their knowledge and experience on the latest trends and innovations in the tech world.
  • Interactive Workshops: Dive into hands-on workshops, where you can acquire new skills, hone your existing ones, and experiment with cutting-edge technologies.
  • Inspiring Talks: Listen to captivating keynote speakers who will explore the forefront of technology and its impact on society.
  • Networking Opportunities: Connect with like-minded individuals, make new friends, and establish valuable professional contacts within the tech industry.
  • Innovative Projects: Explore impressive projects and innovations created by tech enthusiasts and students right here on our campus.

Get Ready to Fuel Your Passion for Technology!

DevFest on Campus is open to everyone, from students to professionals, and it's the perfect opportunity to gain insights, collaborate on projects, and immerse yourself in the ever-evolving world of technology.

Don't miss this chance to be a part of Lakehead University's tech community and elevate your tech game. Join us for a day of inspiration, knowledge, and innovation!

For more information and registration details, contact us at



November 22 – 23, 2023
3:00 PM – 10:00 PM UTC


3:00 PMWelcome / Registration
3:45 PMKick start from Google Community Manager
4:00 PMLessons from the Trenches: From Zero to Multi-Million Dollar Valuations in Thunder Bay
4:45 PMFrom Thunder Bay to Triumph: The Battle Stories of Building and Scaling URIde - Insights from the CEO's Journey
5:30 PMLunch BREAK
6:30 PMDEVPOST Setup
7:00 PMRevolutionizing Finance: Exploring the Impact of AI in Banking - Insights from Michael Nitz, District Vice President at TD Canada Trust
7:45 PMNavigating the IT Landscape: A Business Professor's Personal and Professional Journey
8:15 PMHackathon Kick off challenge Presentation
8:45 PMJourney of Advancing Healthcare From Order Entry Software To A Design Tool
9:15 PMEthics in AI


  • Dr. Richard Togman

    Thunder Bay Public Library, Rent Panda


  • Cody Ruberto


    Founder & CEO

  • Andrew Austin

    NOSM University | Université EMNO

    Research Associate/Data Analyst

  • James McCormack

    Aurora Constellations


  • Michael Dohan

    Lakehead University

    Associate Business Professor

  • Michael Nitz

    TD Canada Trust

    District Vice President | Northwestern Ontario & Manitoba South

  • Junnet Ali


    Program Manager | Google Developers


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Department of Computer Science

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Enactus Club

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ARIA club

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Innovation, Partnerships and Economic Development (IPED)

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Faculty of Science and Environmental Studies

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Lakehead University Computer Science Club (LUCSC)


  • Drashtant Chudasama

    GDSC Lead

  • Garima Bajwa

    Faculty Advisor

  • Neel Dandiwala

    Core Team Member

  • Vaibhav Parikh

    Core Team member

  • Dhruv Sanjaykumar Patel

    Core Team Member

  • Drumil Sanjay Gandhi

    Core Team Member

  • Priyamvada Murudkar

    Core Team member

  • Namratha Jagadeesh

    Core Team Member

  • Yashviben Patel

    Core Team Member

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