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The master Type & Media of the Royal Academy of Art (KABK) in conjunction with partners is organising the 5th edition of Robothon on Thursday 5 and Friday 6 March in The Hague.

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Robothon is the triennial conference on font software and font technology, with speakers and audience from all over the globe. The programme consists of a workshop and two days of lectures and presentations.

Confirmed speakers are: Petr van Blokland (Buro PvB&CM), Frank Grießhammer (Adobe), Miguel Sousa (Adobe), Rainer Erich Scheichelbauer (Glyphs), Andy Clymer (Hoefler&Co), Jack Jennings (Mechanic), Frederik Berlaen (RoboFont), Erik van Blokland (Superpolator), Tal Leming (TypeSupply), Jeremie Hornus (TypoSansPlomb), Just van Rossum (Python workshop)

Friday afternoon brings the opening of the Karel Martens exhibition, and the new Gerrit Noordzij Prize winner Cyrus Highsmith.

Python workshop
Wednesday March 4, 2015
Time Location Speaker Talk
1 10:00a
12:00
TBA Just van Rossum

Frederik Berlaen
General Python introduction
12:00
13:00
🍴 Lunch 1
2 13:00
14:30
TBA Just van Rossum
Frederik Berlaen
Drawing with code in Drawbot
14:30
15:00
☕️ Coffee break 1
3 15:00
16:30
TBA Just van Rossum
Frederik Berlaen
Coding for type with RoboFab
1: Not included. Lunch and coffees at the KABK cafeteria, or at one of the many coffee and lunch places around the corner.
Robothon Day 1
Thursday March 5, 2015
Time Location Speaker Talk
8:30
9:15
Hall Doors open, registration
1 9:15
9:45
Auditorium Marieke Schoenmakers
Paul van der Laan
Welcome by the director of the KABK.
2 9:45
10:30
Auditorium Petr van Blokland
Keynote
10:30
11:00
Hall ☕️ Coffee break 2
3 11:00
12:00
Frederik Berlaen
More Tools!
12:00
13:00
Hall 🍴 Lunch 2
4 13:00
13:45
Auditorium Tal Leming
UFO Specification Update
5 13:45
14:30
Auditorium Erik van Blokland
MutatorMath
14:30
15:00
☕️ Coffee break 2
6 15:00
15:45
Auditorium Miguel Sousa
Bay Area UFO Report
7 15:45
16:30
Auditorium Jeremie & Samuel Hornus
TTH: A Visual TrueType Hinting Tool for RoboFont
20:00
23:30
Delft Drinks by The Font Bureau and Buro Petr van Blokland & Claudia Mens
2: Lunch and coffees available in the hall, show your badge.
Robothon Day 2
Friday March 6, 2015
Time Location Speaker Talk
8:30
9:15
Hall Doors open, coffee 3
0 9:15
9:45
Make sure your colleagues know you are at a conference.
1 9:45
10:30
Auditorium Rainer Erich Scheichelbauer
Building plugins with GlyphsSDK
10:30
11:00
Hall ☕️ Coffee Break 3
2 11:00
11:30
Auditorium Jack Jennings

Tuning Mechanic
3 11:30
12:00
Auditorium Andy Clymer
Things that go click
12:00
13:00
Hall 🍴 Lunch 3
4 13:00
13:40
Auditorium Frank Grießhammer
FDK Salad
5 13:40
14:20
Auditorium Nick Sherman
Variable Fonts for Responsive Design
6 14:20
15:00
Auditorium Wrapping up
15:00
16:00
Hall Beer 4
3: Lunch and coffees available in the hall, show your badge.
4: 🍻 Contains alcohol.
🍴 Lunches and cakes by Tarts Cakes & Pies
☕️ Premium handcrafted artisanal hot caffeinated beverages by Plør as well as normal coffee.
Gerrit Noordzij Prize
Friday March 6, 2015
A 16:00
18:00
Royal Gallery Gerrit Noordzij Prize
Karel Martens exhibition
B 19:00
23:30
Second floor Robothon + GNp Dinner 5, 6
5: Dinner is free for Robothon attendees and GNp guests, but show your badge.
6: Indonesian rijsttafel, rice, veggies, meats, chicken. Will contain traces of nuts.

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Sponsors

The Robothon organisers would like to thank this year’s generous sponsors The Royal Academy of Art, Buro Petr van Blokland + Claudia Mens, LettError, Bold Monday, Adobe Typekit, Hoefler & Co, Commercial Type, The Font Bureau, the speakers and the students of TypeMedia for making this an event to remember! Logo by TM1415 graduate James T Edmondson. Webfonts on this page: Font Bureau Antenna by Cyrus Highsmith () provided by Webtype.

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