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Processing workshop I: get started

Guest Host: Stephen McCready

Pizza and drink will be served.

One sentence intro for this event:

We'll learn how to load data in Processing and see some basic drawing features. That will make us able to draw a wide range of different static graphics.

Speaker Bio:

Gabriel Gianordoli is an information designer from Brazil currently enrolled in the MFA Design & Technology program, at Parsons The New School for Design.
He has been working with information and visual design for the past 6 years, mainly in magazines, using code to visualize data. His aim in visualization is to help people get from nonsense information to meaningful knowledge.
His work has been internationally recognized though 4 awards from the Society of News Design and one from the Society of Publication Designers.


1. Introduction to Processing: language and IDE2. Basic drawing features3. Loading data 4. Displaying data5. Hands-on: each person can come up with ideas to display its data. Instructor will show useful code practices to get them done.


Processing: Table, 2D primitives, color, calculation.



You don't need to know programming to take this workshop. We'll cover some coding basics from the beginning. Speaking of technical requirements, download Processing 2.0 and run some examples to make sure it is working in your computer.

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  • Gabriel G.

    Also, for those of you interested in the tweak mode, I made a quick demo:

    You can try it downloading this code:

    And installing the Tweak Mode:

    December 2, 2013

  • Gabriel G.

    Awesome, guys! Thanks! I'm glad it was useful!
    You can download the first and last versions of the sketch we used here:
    initial -
    final -

    December 2, 2013

  • Jeffrey B.

    Thanks for the introduction to Processing, Gabriel. I look forward to the next workshop!

    1 · November 26, 2013

  • luis

    When reading financial or scientific literature, I have always been amazed how raw data was parsed and summarized into beautiful graphs that went far and beyond what Excel could do. Well, with today's processing lecture, I feel that I have the foundation that will lead me to transform data in the same way!

    Thank you Gabriel for an outstanding lecture.

    2 · November 25, 2013

  • Gabriel G.

    November 25, 2013

  • Candida H.

    I have a conflict and can't make it :(.

    November 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi, the map shows up as this being at 504 Broadway, but when I manually look at Flatiron website, it is 11 - which is correct?

    November 25, 2013

    • Shangxuan Vivian Z.

      11 broadway,ruby

      November 25, 2013

    • Shangxuan Vivian Z.

      I sent email reminder of the wrong direction meetup page 2 hours ago. I don't know why meetup page direct you to a wrong address.

      November 25, 2013

  • Aaron R.

    Still at work - sorry for missing two in a row!

    November 25, 2013

  • Muhammad

    I'm starting to doubt if I would be able to make it to the meetup tonight. Is this working going to be recorded or links to the projects worked on posted later? Thank you. :)

    November 25, 2013

  • Gabriel G.

    Download compressed folder from:
    This sketch is going to be our basis for loading and visualizing data.

    See you soon!

    November 24, 2013

  • Gabriel G.

    For all of you attending the workshop on Monday, make sure you have Processing 2.1 working in your computer!
    We're gonna use some functions that were introduced in version 2.0, so older versions won't compile it.

    Download it:

    Run some examples:
    Processing > File > Examples > Run ("play button")

    Processing runs on Java. If you have any problem running the examples, try to update it:

    November 22, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      2.0 works fine though

      November 24, 2013

    • Gabriel G.

      Anyway, to prevent any problems with version 2.0, I've changed some things. We'll work mostly with functions from 1.5.
      This is going to be useful to export our sketch as javaScript as well.

      November 24, 2013

  • Arnab B.

    Waiting for a spot eagerly.

    November 19, 2013

  • Michael H.

    I am very excited to join! Looking forward to it!

    November 12, 2013

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