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NodeSchool International Day and Hebocon (crappy robot contest) extravaganza!

7608 N Interstate Ave.
Portland, Oregon 97217, US (map)

Access Notes

If you arrive and have a hard time finding someone, head over to ctrlh.org/irc and ask. Someone there should be able to help.

7600 N. Interstate, Portland, OR



There will be an afternoon of learning how to code AND/OR building a Hebocon bot.

No need to RSVP but you can ask questions here: https://github.com/nodeschool/pdx/issues/1 or on the meetup page linked above.

Heard of Hebocon? It is a sumo style battle competition for crappy robots! Rules are here http://portal.nifty.com/hebocon/files/HEBOCON_simple_rule_book_v1.pdf Come hang out, build a crappy robot that battles against other crappy robots. Bring an old RC car or other electronics to assemble a robot for the competition.

May 23rd is NodeSchool International Day, so in addition to the Hebocon you can also show up with a laptop and learn some JavaScript. There will be JavaScript mentors available. If there is enough interest we can do the NodeSchool NodeBots workshop: https://github.com/tableflip/nodebot-workshop

Family friendly! Kids encouraged. There will be a separate kids sumo bracket for kid-made bots.


  • 12pm - Show up!
  • 12pm - 4pm build bots and/or do nodeschooling
  • 4pm - 5pm - Hebocon battle!