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Hands-on Workshop: Coding Robots with JavaScript 🤖✋🤖

by Ben Edwards, Justin woo, and Chris Meyer | 10:20 – 11:05 in Zeke Landres | View Schedule

A deep dive into programming on the Misty Robotics platform. (Double Length Session if the organizers allow for it - please plan for 1.5 to 2 hours)

If you are a wizard with JavaScript or a master of Python come by this multi-hour workshop where we'll challenge you to write a skill for a mobile robot—this one. We'll connect you to a rolling bundle of sensor, capabilities, and promise—turning you loose with your favorite text editor or IDE, some user docs, and see what you can do.

Connect Misty to your favorite API, create a sentry bot, or a new friend, the possibilities are endless.

You'll have more context if you also attend this helpful intro presentation and live coding session

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Ben Edwards

Ben is a catalyst to the various tech, design, and entrepreneur communities of which he is a part. He currently serves as Head of Community at Misty Robotics and was formerly Co-Founder of SmartThings, Minnestar, and Refactr. In addition, Ben is currently an Advisor at Great North Labs and a Board Member at Goodfolio, a non-profit based on the principles of effective giving.

Ben is particularly proud of his role in the genesis of the non-profit, Minnestar—fostering technology and startup activity in Minnesota since 2006.

Justin woo

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Chris Meyer

Chris is currently the Head of Developer Experience at Misty Robotics where he focuses on creating excellent tools for programming robots. After his stint in the Bay Area working on behalf of companies like Disney, Peets Coffee, and Logitech he returned to Colorado for the 3rd time to build out his consultancy and start a Y-Combinator funded SaaS company. He then landed at Sphero where he managed the R+D group which eventually spun out to form Misty Robotics.

He loves solving problems, ergometers, and Surly beer.


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