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Processing Community Day

Processing Community Day

Worldwide: January 15 - February 15, 2019
Los Angeles: January 19, 2019
group of people eating lunch in the sun
woman drawing art on the wall with man controlling projection with keyboard
two people talking about teaching in front of crowd
two women gathered around a computer
group of people eating lunch at tables with signs that read show and tell and focus groups
group of people talking
luisa pereira showing hand-made tutorial video to audience
group photo
people eating lunch in focus group
people gathered around an art performance
people talking at lunch
casey reas presenting key principles behind processing on screen in front of audience
people hanging out
Processing Community Day 2017 held at the MIT Media Lab.

A day to celebrate art, code, and diversity —

Processing is a free and open-source software platform for learning how to code within the context of the visual arts, created by Casey Reas and Ben Fry. It is complemented by a web version, called p5.js, created by Lauren McCarthy. To date, Processing and p5.js are used by a worldwide community of artists, coders, educators, students.

A focus of this project is to make learning how to program and make creative work with code accessible to diverse communities, especially those who might not otherwise have access to these tools and resources. The first Processing Community Day (PCD), organized by Taeyoon Choi and the Processing Foundation in 2017 was one of our efforts to improve diversity within the art and programming community. Taking place at the MIT Media Lab, PCD 2017 drew community members from all over the east coast to get together in person to meet, share what they're working on, to learn, and collaborate.

Learn more about PCD 2017 and the history of Processing.

For PCD 2019, we would like to broaden the reach and impact of this community by organizing with hundreds of Processing communities around the world. The Processing Foundation will be organizing a Processing Community Day in Los Angeles as well as inviting node organizers from all over the world to join us in organizing events in multiple locations.

Also check out Learning to Teach conference happening on January 20th in Los Angeles!

Participate in PCD 2019 —