Processing Community Day @ Abu Dhabi

A day to celebrate art, code, and diversity. Because anyone can code.
Join the Interactive Media Program at NYU Abu Dhabi for a day of celebrating art, code and diversity! The event is for those new to coding, and those looking to learn, explore and experiment, to come together, connect and share. Join us for a day of workshops, talks and showcases by artists, designers, researchers, and makers from the community.
About Processing. We join a diverse community of organizers, each hosting a PCD event taking place in early 2019 in their respective city or region. The day-long event follows in the spirit of the software for which it is named. 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.
PCD @ Abu Dhabi is one of many worldwide Processing Community Day events celebrating our diverse community.
Saturday, February 9th, 2019
9AM - 6PM
The event is free and open to the public.
9AM - 6PM
NYUAD Arts Center, Room 006
New York University Abu Dhabi Campus
Saadiyat Island
Abu Dhabi, UAE
Keynote Speaker
Mathura Govindarajan is a software engineer and creative technologist from Bangalore, India. She holds a Bachelors in Electronics Engg. and completed her Masters and Fellowship at New York University's Interactive Telecommunications program. She was also a Processing Fellow in 2018 and was part of a team that worked on making p5.js more accessible to users with low vision and blindness. Currently working on two education based startup in New York and Bangalore, she enjoys making educational experiences and tools for children and adults alike.
Exhibit Your Work!
Have you already created a project in Processing, p5.js, The PCD@Abu Dhabi exhibition will feature works that explore the concept of interactivity and showcase the potential of Processing and its boundless applications. If you'd like to share what you've coded, contact us at
Downloads for Coding Along
If you plan to attend the coding workshops, bring your laptop. You can download Processing ahead of time at
For Machine Learning for Interaction the open-source machine-learning library, ml5, will also be used. You can download the files needed for Aaron's workshop at his github site: ml5 workshop examples.
Registration in advance is not necessary, but if you plan to bring a group please send us an email. For questions please contact us at
Code of Conduct
All participants in Processing Community Day (PCD) — including, but not limited to the PCD online forum are required to agree to the following Code of Conduct. This includes all attendees, speakers, performers, workshop leaders, patrons (sponsors), volunteers, and staff. The PCD team is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, mental illness, neurotype, physical appearance, body, age, race, ethnicity, nationality, language, or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of participants in any form. Anyone participant who violates this Code of Conduct may be sanctioned or expelled from PCD at the discretion of the PCD organizers.