A group of people around a table with laptops in thoughtful conversation
A group of people around a table with laptops in thoughtful conversation
Discussing music and code possibilities at the 2019 p5.js Contributor’s Conference

Open Call for p5.js Project Lead

Processing Foundation
Apr 8 · 4 min read

The p5.js community is excited to invite applications for the inaugural p5.js Project Lead position, a one-year position beginning July 2020. This is our first step in transitioning to an annually rotating p5.js leadership model.

In February, we reached our 1.0 Release, a significant milestone in terms of software, documentation, and community. Now, we are seeking a motivated individual to act as a catalyst for the next phase of growth, alongside our productive and prolific community, and in service of our collective investment in exploring the creation of art and design with technology. The p5.js Project Lead’s role will be to continue stewarding the p5.js project, software, and community, providing leadership in creating generative spaces to gather, speak up, and participate.

p5.js is an open-source community whose ethics transfer to our working model. Rather than using a top-down model of leadership, we are committed to inclusion and access. We value the work of the collective equally and seek a candidate that has a demonstrated interest in facilitating, guiding, collaborating, and making coding accessible and inclusive for artists, designers, educators, beginners, and anyone else! We are eager to work with someone who will lead the project with imagination, initiative, and independence. We are committed to supporting this trajectory through mentorship provided by previous p5.js Fellows and project lead Lauren McCarthy. The position will be supervised by the Processing Foundation who will also provide support and collaboration.

Responsibilities

Clear communication is essential for this role. We realize that candidates may not have strengths in all of these areas, and you are encouraged to apply regardless. We are committed to working with you to create space for learning and/or to develop creative solutions that address the different domains of this role.

Compensation

About the p5.js Community

From our Community Statement:
We are a community of, and in solidarity with, people from every gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, language, neurotype, size, disability, class, religion, culture, subculture, political opinion, age, skill level, occupation, and background. We acknowledge that not everyone has the time, financial means, or capacity to actively participate in open source work, so we recognize and encourage involvement of all kinds . We facilitate and foster access and empowerment. We are all learners. We like these hashtags: #noCodeSnobs (because we value community over efficiency), #newKidLove (because we all started somewhere), #unassumeCore (because we don’t assume knowledge), and #BlackLivesMatter (because of course).

A Note

Apply using this Google Form by May 15!

FAQ

How will the p5.js Project Lead be selected?

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The Processing Foundation promotes software literacy within the visual arts, and visual literacy within technology-related fields.

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The Processing Foundation promotes software literacy within the visual arts, and visual literacy within technology-related fields. Our publication posts articles about and by members of our community.

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