Processing Community Day
Hong Kong

Event Information

Droste's Spectrum Saloon, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
February 16, 2019, 1PM - 8PM

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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 arts. 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 HK 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!

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 HK organizers are Daniel Howe and Jane Pong, with additional help from the amazing Jason Li and Diane To.


Processing Community Day HK is an independent all volunteer-organized event in cooperation with the Processing Foundation and hundreds of other locally-organized nodes around the world.

PCD HK is supported by generous donations from Droste and CitiBrew.



Welcome and introduction (Daniel Howe & Jane Pong)
An Intro to Creative Coding with p5.js (Jane Pong)
Break: coffee / tea / snacks
The Field Guide to Hacking (Michelle Poon)
Getting Physical: Processing meets Arduino (Cheuk Wing Nam)
Break: coffee / tea / snacks
The Next Level: Getting Generative with p5.js* (Daniel Howe)
Break: coffee / tea / snacks
Friendly Machine Learning with ml5.js* (Tomas Laurenzo)
Break: beer / coffee / tea
Performance: AudioVision ∞ Max Hattler vs. 3x3x3
Wrap-up + Community Fermentation!

* For starred events, some familiarity with basic coding techniques is recommended


Max Hattler works with animation and audiovisual performance to explore relationships between abstraction and figuration, aesthetics and politics, sound and image, and precision and improvisation.

Daniel Howe is an artist, coder, and open-source advocate whose work focuses on relationships between networks, language, and politics. He is professor at the School of Creative Media in Hong Kong.

TomΓ‘s Laurenzo is an artist and researcher, working with both physical and digital media to explore the artistic construction of meaning and its relationship with representation, power, and politics.

Jason Li is an independent designer and cartoonist working at the intersection of storytelling, technology and social change. He singled-handedly created the visual design for PCD@HK with (of course) Processing!

Cheuk Wing Nam (also known as Chang May Wing Joy) is an interdisciplinary artist who explores new ways of mixing sound and other media using modern technology.

Jane Pong is a designer, coder, and data visualisation journalist. She has worked at Reuters, SCMP, and the Financial Times. She currently teaches in the Journalism and Media Studies Centre at the University of Hong Kong.

Michelle Poon works across the fields of engineering and interactive design. She is a hacker, lecturer, technologist, and editor of the The Field Guide to Hacking.

3x3x3 is a Hong Kong-based sculptor and sound artist. He performs on a custom-made modular synthesizer system with hand-wired circuitry derived from 1970’s era analogue circuit designs.