Dorkbot PDX

Q: Dork what?
A: Dorkbot. It's people doing strange things with electricity. In Portland.

Q: Are you dorks just about robots?
A: No.

Q: Do you dorks all build robots?
A: No.

Q: What, besides robots, do people in this group do?
A: A lot of things. Among others: circuit bending, hardware hacking, generative software, etc., etc. Some of us, believe it or not, don't do anything even remotely robot related.

Q: So, what's up with the name?
A: It's a historical thing. Ask Douglas Repetto (founder of the original Dorkbot in NYC) if you really want to know.

Meeting Info

Meetings are scheduled for every other Monday. We meet in downtown Portland at Backspace, on 115 NW 5th Ave, at 7:00pm.


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    Monk Funkster

    Engineer. Endurance cyclist (and commuter). Wine geek. Tech conference organizer (Notacon, Open Source Bridge). Dorkbotter. Saxophonist. Scotch drinker.

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    Jonathan "Duke" Leto

    Jonathan "Duke" Leto is a software developer, published mathematician, git ninja and avid bicyclist living in Portland, Oregon. Duke is a core developer of Parrot Virtual Machine, Board member of Parrot Foundation as well as Community Manager. He helped create the PDX Hackathon user group and has been listed as one of the most influential coders in Portland, OR according to Github statistics. Duke is also involved in Google Summer of Code and Google Code-In as an organization administrator, which involves organizing dozens of mentors who are teaching brilliant high school and college students about open source and how to be a part of an open source community. Duke is the founder of Leto Labs LLC as well as working as a Bioinformatics Analyst at Boyce Thompson Insitute For Plant Research in Ithaca, New York. He received his Masters in Mathematics from University of Central Florida and enjoys discovering wheels within wheels.

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    Thomas Lockney

    Engineer, Mad Scientist, DorkbotPDX overlord, PDXScala cat herder, Code mangler, Systems wrangler. Former Texan.

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    Daniel Johnson

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    Kevin Meichtry

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    Adron Hall

    Cloud computing, software development & architecture, heavy metal, transit & logistics, economics, beautiful things, speaker, and adrenaline junkie.