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PCD Santiago de Chile 2019 Group Photo

Processing Community Day Santiago de Chile 2019 Recap

The idea of a Spanish community in any country in Latin America who makes translations, do workshops, or teach in schools with Processing and reach anyone on this landscape to express with computer as a tool, was always a wonder of me. I was only doing creative coding teaching in undergraduate university and the efforts was to translate Daniel Shiffman, The Nature of Code book for a small group of students willing to open source it, we lacked on speed.
CODED Escuela’s team was another effort for teaching as free as possible, but their members where to remote, the good news was some of the members was working on P5js en español.

In January 11th 2019 Alfredo Duarte invited me and Ricardo Vega to co-organize the PCD2019 with few days of time for planning, was the opportunity to create the space for the beginning of a Processing Community.

The event was:

  • one day long
  • free previous inscription to attend
  • two workshops of 3.5 hours at the same time
  • five speakers

Organizing

Introduction to typography and text in Processing
Introduction to typography and text in Processing
Introduction to typography and text in Processing
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Introduction to Processing: Creation, repetition, and random graphics.

Also five speakers where invited to talk about how they use programming tools in they workflows in ~30 minutes, the list is as follow:

Program Schedule

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PCD Santiago de Chile 2019 Program

The Event

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Welcome badges
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PCD Santiago de Chile 2019

Typography workshop by Ricardo Vega

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Typography workshop
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Typography workshop
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Typography workshop

Shapes workshop by Nicolás Troncoso

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Shapes workshop
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Shapes workshop
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Shapes workshop

Speakers

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Roy Macdonald on building remote communities
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Nicolás Troncoso on spreading creative fields
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Enrique Rivera speaking about art and new media

What let the first PCD in Santiago de Chile

The creation of a slack channel was the next step for keeping the community connected, and the idea of doing more workshop throughout the year was a task that I personally try to do tackle.

Many Thanks

Everyone who was willing to share knowledge Roy Macdonald, Paola G. Olea, Javier Garay, Enrique Rivera, Juan De Magalhaes, and Ricardo Vega and Alfredo Duarte for teaming up for a successful PCD.

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