Plotter People

Plotter People is a meetup for creative coders and people interested in collaborating with robots to make art. You’ll get to talk to folks who make generative art in a wide variety of programming languages and software environments, and you’ll get access to pen plotters and the people who make them.


Monday Jan 14, 2019
6:30 - 9:00pm


GitHub SF
88 Colin P Kelly Jr St,
San Francisco, CA 94107
This venue is wheelchair-accessible.

Plotter People is free to attend thanks to GitHub’s generous donation of event space, but please RSVP so we know how many people to expect!

Plotter People #1


Sher Minn: Recreating Retro Plotter Art

A brief history of making art with robots, some techniques that people have used to create art with plotters, and how to recreate them.

Sher Minn is a programmer, an artist and a Recurse Center alum living in New York. Follow her on Twitter at @piratefsh!

Lenore Edman: Plotter Projects of Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories

A history of plotter projects that EMSL has worked on, from the first e-paper plotter they made in 2007 to the wildly popular AxiDraw.

Lenore Edman is a maker of exceptional writing and drawing machines at Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories in Sunnyvale, California. Follow her on Twitter at @1lenore (and follow EMSL too at @EMSL!)


6:30pm Arrive at GitHub SF
88 Colin P Kelly Jr St,
San Francisco, CA 94107
Make some new friends!
7:00pm Sher Minn
Recreating retro plotter art
7:30pm Lenore Edman
Plotter Projects of Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories
8:00pm Gallery + Food
Grab a bite to eat, check out what folks are working on, and ask them questions! We’ll have plotters running—you might even get to plot your own SVGs!
9:00pm Head home with a belly full of food and a head full of ideas!

Code of Conduct

All attendees, speakers, sponsors, volunteers and organizers are required to abide by the Plotter People Code of Conduct.