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Toy Robotics: My Little Pleo - @Colorlabs, May 9, 6:45p-8:30p

CodeChix - BayArea

Wednesday, May 9, 2012 from 6:45 PM to 8:30 PM (PDT)

Toy Robotics: My Little Pleo - @Colorlabs, May 9,...

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This seminar is open to all women, men and chaperoned children ages 7 and up!

Food and Drink sponsored by @WalmartLabs !!


Sarah Baker is going to be talking about and showing the Pleo and we will learn how to program it.


      6:45p - 7:20 (ish) - Food/drink networking

      7:20(ish) - 8:30(ish) - Talk on Pleo

       8:30 - 9p - Clean up

See Below the image for details of the talk.

Pleo dinosaur 

The robotic dinosaur Pleo came on the market in 2007 and a small group of enthusiasts keep it alive and  develop for it.  Sarah will demo some of the home brew tools created by others to program it.

The list includes: MySkit, YAPT, DINO-MITE

She will bring 3 pleos, one without skin so you can see the internals.  She'll share her current work with designing a kids summer camp robotics course using the Pleo.

Depending on interest she can also discuss other hacks people have done, how the pleo is being used in education and research and robotics in general in the bay area.

Nothing needed unless you want to bring a laptop to try MySkit(windows) for yourself.

You can load the software at:


About the Speaker

Sarah Baker moved out to the Bay Area to be Gateway Ops Manager for Alta Vista Search Engine in Digital's Network System Lab, and later worked for Webvan and other start ups.  Today she is the
Dir. of Operations at mSpot an entertainment company providing cellular apps for the major US cellular carriers such as ATT, Verizon and US Cell.
Despite all that she has a background in control engineering, plays with robots in her spare time and hopes her next job will be with a robotics company.


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When & Where

Color Labs HQ
201 Hamilton Ave
Palo Alto, CA 94301

Wednesday, May 9, 2012 from 6:45 PM to 8:30 PM (PDT)

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CodeChix - BayArea

CodeChix is a fiscally sponsored project of Community Initiatives (501c3).  It is an organization for local women developers run by local women developers in a non-alpha, language/os agnostic, supportive environment with an emphasis on face-to-face communication. It is the first group of its kind and started in 2009 in San Jose, CA.

The key goals of CodeChix are to educate, promote and mentor women engineers and developers.  We foster continuous learning, provide mentorship/guidance and create a local community of women developers. The original chapter of CodeChix is in the Silicon Valley/Bay Area with additional chapters in Seattle/Redmond. The CodeChix slogan is “May the code be with you…”.

CodeChix organizes Hacking Sessions, Technical Talks and Technical Workshops. Past events include Wikipedia’s Operations Infrastructure, Algorithms and Directed Acyclic Graphs, Mobile/Graphic Design for Engineers Workshop, Toy Robotics: My little Pleo, OpenShift Workshop, Android Installfest & App Building 101, Hacking Raspberry Pi and Javascript Plugins Workshop.

Events are open to to the public or women-only (specified on the event description). Our speakers and workshop instructors can be female or male.





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