Processing Community Day Ethiopia@EthioProcessing @FokaSTEM @STEMSynergy @TeamKekros @SSRC
A day to celebrate creativity, code, and culture by and for the Ethiopian community!
Event Information | 🏠 🕘 📅
Where: Foka STEM Center, Debre Zeit
When: February 23, 2019 | 🕘 9AM – 5PM 🕔
RSVP here | 🚪 🍕 🍸 🍔🍹
Please get your tickets by/before Feb 19th to guarantee your free admission and meals 🍔 for the event. Click here to RSVP. Processing Community Day Ethiopia, 2019 is a free event supported by STEM Synergy Ethiopia.
Ticket code will be sent to you via email/Telegram once you register.
Quick links | 🌐
What is Processing Community Day❓
Processing Community Day is a non-profit, community conference, consisting of artists, programmers, designers, teachers, students and activists.
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.
We are one of hundreds of sites around the world 🌍holding a local Processing Community Day event in 2019.
Who is part of the Processing community❓
You are!! Together, we are a community of students, programmers, artists, designers, activists, and teachers. We hope to unite computer literacy and coding practices in all aspects and levels of education. We believe in the power of digital creative tools and the importance of open source community.
Why the gathering❓
We are coming together in person in order to bolster community relationships and with the hopes of attracting new members to the Processing community 👩👩👧👦 . We are particularly interested in reaching out both to individuals who are new to programming or have never programmed before as well as longtime fans of Processing. 😉
Technology 💻 can at times be faceless and intimidating. We plan to meet and interact, to show the people behind the usernames/laptops screens and the processes behind creative code and open source creative communities! We believe the simplicity of Processing is inviting for students even with no previous coding experience.
We are interested in talking about networked technologies in creative or interdisciplinary contexts ranging from primary school through post-secondary education 🏫 and beyond. We are all 👩🎓 students 👨🎓 and we are all teachers. We believe in the liberating possibility of digital literacy and are passionate about creating tools and methodologies that meet our networked world 🌍.
What even is Processing❓
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 implementation called p5.js, Processing.py in Python, Processing for Android, and Processing for Pi. These implementations are maintained by The Processing Foundation and used by a worldwide community of artists, programmers, educators, and students. Click here to learn more.
Activities | 🎭🎴
Of the various activities to be performed on PCD Ethiopia, here are the main ones.
Talks, Games, Workshop [Software and Embedded Systems], Illustrations, Showcases, and Challenges with prizes and of course Community Time, Networking, and Meals! 😋
[Recommended] Please head over to this webpage to find the full details about the activities to be performed at PCD Ethiopia #2019.
Volunteering | 👊
Processing Community Day Debre Zeit is a volunteer-led event and we most certainly could use your help. Volunteers can help with organizing, welcoming attendees, assisting in workshops & documentation, and in other ways. Stop by this Telegram group to learn the details.
Accessibility | ♿
Foka STEM Center's event hall has multiple handicapped accessible stairways and threshold ramps. Talks will be recorded and will be made available to stream online soon after the event, with captioning in both English & the local language Amharic. If you have any other accessibility needs that we haven’t explicitly stated, please contact us by February 22nd.
Code of Conduct | 📑
We strive to create a safe and welcoming environment for all attendees. And to assume that, we will be enforcing this Conference Code of Conduct.
Sponsors | 💰
Processing Community Day Ethiopia is an independent all volunteer-organized event in cooperation with EthioProcessing Community, Foka STEM Center, Team Kekros and SSRC. It is supported by the STEM Synergy Ethiopia.
Organizers | 👨👨👧👦
Processing Community Day is a volunteer-organized event. PCD Ethiopia organizers are Abel Wondafrash, Anteneh Fisseha, Akayou Adane, Abraham Wondafrash, Amha Endriyas, Natnael Aklilu, Henok Million, Kibreab Tesfaye, Surafel Tesfaye. Additional help from Kemila J, Naoli Shiferaw, and Mia Gezahegn.
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