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Processing Community Day @ Chicago

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University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Richard J. Daley Library

801 South Morgan Street

Room 1-470

Chicago, IL 60607

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Processing Community Day @ Chicago

Sat, February 2, 2019
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT

University of Illinois at Chicago, Richard J. Daley Library
801 S. Morgan, Room 1-470
Chicago, IL 60607



Are you creative? Do you want to program computers, but don’t know how to begin? Join us for the first (annual?) Processing Community Day @ Chicago, held at UIC on Saturday, February 2, 2019.

This will be a full day of hands-on workshops and talks designed to get you started, using Processing and P5.js. It is part of a diverse, global community, with many cities and regions planning a PCD in early 2019.

Processing uses the context of visual art and imagery to make learning to code open and accessible to anyone and everyone. In hosting PCD @ Chicago, our goal is to create a welcoming, inspiring space for those new to coding, as well as a place for artists, designers, researchers, and makers within our local communities to come together to connect and share their experiences.

All ages and skill levels are welcome. No prior coding experience is necessary. It’s best if you can bring your own laptop computer to use, but if this is a problem, please get in touch with us (via the forum link below).

This is an open event; please talk about it on this event's planning and discussion page. Thanks!



Our schedule (subject to change):

  • 9:00 - 9:30 Welcome!

  • 9:30 - 11:00 Workshop #1: Introduction to p5.js

  • 11:00 - 12:00 Talks:

    • Teaching with Processing

    • Working with Libraries

    • Processing for Scratch Users

    • other?

  • 12:00 - 1:00 LUNCH FOOD (on your own; suggestions forthcoming)

  • 1:00 - 2:00 Lightning Talks (Open Mic!)

  • 2:00 - 3:30 WORKSHOP #2:

    • Narrative project using DOM library

  • 3:30 - 5:00 WORKSHOP #3: Connecting the Dots: publishing p5 on the Web

  • 5:00 - ? Show us what you're working on!

  • Evening: a party somewhere? TBD

In addition to our scheduled programming (or during), we want to make space for anyone to share ideas with the community.

50 tickets are available, because that's how many can fit easily in the space, each with a laptop. (If you do not have access to a laptop, please let us know, and we'll see if we can figure something out.)


Food

We will provide coffee, but that's about it. You should either bring your own lunch, or we will recommend nearby places where you can go to eat.


Accessibility

The UIC Library is wheelchair accessible. Please email us at pcd.chicago.2019@gmail.com if you need further accommodation.


Parking and Transportation

UIC offers parking for about $15 per day, at lots across campus. (We will try and get some complimentary parking passes, but no promises yet.) The South Lot ("Lot 5" on this map (PDF) is probably most convenient.

We can also be reached by CTA:


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