Ben Fry - Recent Work and Upcoming Release of Processing 2.0

Join us for this amazing kick-off featuring no other than Ben Fry as our first speaker. Ben will talk about his recent work and give us an exciting glimpse into the highly anticipated Processing 2.0 release.

 

Pizza and beer will be provided!

 

About Ben:

Ben Fry is consumed and distracted by the patterns and structures found in complex and dynamic sources of data. Drawing on a background in graphic design and computer science, he pursues this fascination in Boston, MA as principal of Fathom, where he produces software, printed works, installations, and books that depict and explain important and heady topics like the human genome and baseball salaries. He's also co-founder of the Processing (www.processing.org) project, which seeks to ruin the careers of talented designers by tempting them away from their usual tools and into the world of programming and computation. Similarly, the project is designed to turn engineers and computer scientists to less gainful employment as artists and designers.

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  • Terri

    Excellent examples of data visualization. Great talk.

    October 4, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    great first meetup - ben fry's presentation had a lot of inspiring examples of interesting recent work.

    September 29, 2011

  • Bill W.

    Excellent talk. I learned a great amount.

    September 29, 2011

  • Mark S.

    Interesting and useful presentation. Would love to learn more about Ben & his team's design process.

    September 29, 2011

  • Noah W.

    Thought it was good. Nice examples of Processing. Wish the talk focused some on development details. eg. Maybe have a live code demonstration so participants can see what it takes to put something together. Maybe some details on additional pre-reqs/skills involved. For example, what mathematical requirements are needed for some of the sample projects. Loved the McGyver viz.

    September 29, 2011

  • Lynn C.

    Ben was super as always! Great kickoff meeting.

    September 29, 2011

  • Siegfried M.

    It was a great talk; I enjoyed it.

    September 29, 2011

  • Will K.

    excellent stuff. the fortune 500 work-in-progress part was particularly interesting.

    September 29, 2011

  • Kai K.

    great talk. inspiring discussions, cool place. free pizza and beer ;)

    September 29, 2011

  • Doug R.

    Great meetup and presentation. Thanks so much for organizing this.

    September 29, 2011

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