Ken Robertson to Present “BattleBots in the Clouds with Node.js” @ #NodePDX

This is the fourth in a series of posts about the individual speakers lined up for…

Ken is Bringing the Battle Bots!
Ken is Bringing the Battle Bots!

Ken Robertson is coming to us from the San Francisco area with a battle to wage. Join in for Battle Bots in the Clouds! Ken describes the presentation well,

Years ago I always enjoyed the BattleBots show on TV and loved teams’ ingenuity and inspiration to essentially build something only to have it gloriously destroyed. But is there a way we can bring that to the software world? What if we could leverage the cloud to orchestrate scalable battles.

In this talk, I will talk about using Node.js in the cloud, particularly within the Cloud Foundry ecosystem and demonstrate deploying to Will then walk through this concept of software battle bots using a bot in Node.js. And lastly, will deploy the bot into the cloud and run several battles using slight variations to see which one can last the longest or destroy the quickest.

Ken is the founder of, a Platform-as-a-Service company built on Cloud Foundry. is a language agnostic platform for easy deployment and scaling of applications.  Ken prefers working with clouds on sunny days, but enjoys venturing out into the fog from time to time.  When he isn’t writing bad metaphors, he spends his time learning about and building scalable architectures, operational automation, and making it all work together seamlessly to be leveraged by all.

If you’d just like to come and check out Ken’s Presentation and the other presentations lined up, get involved in some coding, hear what Node.js is all about, or just hang out please RSVP and get the event on your calendar!

If you’d like to be among the presenters, submit a proposal, and you too can step up into the coder spotlight.