Processing Community Day NYC New York City

A day to celebrate art, code and diversity by and for the New York community.

PCD NYC group photo

The first Processing Community Day NYC was held February 9, 2019 at The New School in New York. The second event was held February 8, 2020. Visit the 2019 and 2020 sites to see the full listing of speakers, talks, workshops and panels.

Processing Community Day is committed to:

Building Community

Code is only as strong as the community building it. Make new friends, and see old ones.

Sharing Knowledge

Hear from a diverse group of Processing Community members, and the stuff they've been working on.

Learning Through Making

Take a workshop and learn something new about the Processing tools.

What is Processing Community Day?

Processing Community Day is a non-profit, community conference, consisting of activists, artists, designers, teachers, programmers and students.

Processing Community Day is a day to celebrate art, code, and diversity. 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 activists, artists, designers, teachers, programmers and students. We are interested in reintegrating 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. We are gathering in real life in order to bolster community relationships and with the hopes of attracting new members to the Processing community πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§β€πŸ‘¦. We are particularly interested in reaching out both to individuals who are new to or have never programmed before as well as longtime fans of Processing.

Technology πŸ’» can at times be faceless and intimidating. We plan to meet and interact IRL to show the people behind the usernames / laptops/ screens and the processes behind creative code and open source creative communities. With the advance of the p5.js framework - we are interested in talking about networked technologies in creative or interdisciplinary contexts. From primary school through post-secondary education and beyond we are all students πŸ‘©β€πŸ’» and we are all teachers. We believe in the emancipatory possibility of digital literacy and are passionate about creating tools and methodologies that meet our networked world 🌍.

What 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, 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, coders, educators, and students.


Processing Community Day NYC is a volunteer-led event. We could use your help. Volunteers can help with organizing, welcoming attendees, assisting in workshops, documentation, and in other ways. Sign up here.


The New School, University Center Event Cafe event site has multiple floors with an elevator. Talks will be recorded and available to stream online after the event, with captioning. If you have any other accessibility needs that we haven’t explicitly addressed, please contact us by January 25.

Code of Conduct

We strive to create a safe and welcoming environment for all attendees. We will be enforcing the Conference Code of Conduct.


Processing Community Day is a volunteer-organized event. PCD NYC organizers are Lee Tusman, Matilda Wysocki, rebecca (marks) leopold, Rushali Paratey, Saber Khan and Todd Anderson. Additional help from Amy Cheng, Cassie Tarakajian, Joey Lee.


Processing Community Day NYC is an independent all volunteer-organized event in cooperation with the Processing Foundation and hundreds of other locally-organized nodes around the world. PCD NYC is supported by the Department of Education Computer Science for All (CS4All). The New School is providing hosting support, with additional funding from Code + Liberal Arts at Eugene Lang.