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Welcome to the Creative Coding study session. The goals of this group are to learn new technology, build portfolio projects, and have fun by mixing creativity and technology.
19:10 Creative prompt, demo, and brainstorming session
19:40 Camera-off independent study time
20:40 Regroup for Show & Tell
Please join the session by 19:10. Due to the nature of this event, late arrivals will not be allowed.
💭 Creative Prompt 💭
✨ “Good artists borrow, great artists steal.” ✨
> “The quote in this form was a favorite of Steve Jobs but he but he was probably (mis)quoting Pablo Picasso who said “Lesser artists borrow; great artists steal” – who in turn might be rephrasing Igor Stravinsky, but both sayings may well originate in T. S. Eliot’s dictum: “Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal; bad poets deface what they take, and good poets make it into something better, or at least something different. The good poet welds his theft into a whole of feeling which is unique, utterly different than that from which it is torn.” – The origins of this quote itself is an example of great artists stealing.”
1. Can you take an existing software idea and "make it into something better" by injecting your own creativity? Example: Wordle (https://www.powerlanguage.co.uk/wordle/) is an online word game that's recently become popular. Many people are copying it and adding their own special flair
- Accessibility for WORDLE https://wa11y.co/
- Like WORDLE but in Swedish https://glitch.com/~swordle
- Aggregates WORDLE shares across Twitter: https://glitch.com/~wordleshares
2. Since we bring up the topic of "stealing," we'd also like to address the ethical concerns of intellectual property. Please consider the following when borrowing or using other's work
- Are you giving credit to the original source?
- Are you changing it enough to make it your own?
- Is the use legal? E.g. does it fall under a permissive use, such as Fair Use (https://fairuse.stanford.edu/overview/fair-use/what-is-fair-use/), Parody Law (https://www.law.cornell.edu/wex/parody), an open-source license, etc.?
- Is there a power dynamic between the source and the user? E.g. Cultural appropriation, where a dominant culture may take the creative work of a minority group and use it, often without proper context or permission.
There are no simple answers here, but we ask you to be considerate of others and ensure your work is significantly derivative and properly cited. If you have questions, we can help!
XR means Extended Reality, it refers to all real and virtual environments generated by computer graphics and wearables. It is an umbrella word that groups all Augmented, Virtual, and Mixed Reality!
🙌 Join this meetup if :
You are learning Unity, Unreal, C#, ARCore, ARKit, WebGL, A-Frame, MRTK, Unity XR Interaction Toolkit, etc. or other related XR technologies.
You want to be part of and network with a community interested in Augmented, Virtual, or Mixed Reality.
📌 The event link will be announced before the meeting.
Friday, 19:30 to 21:30 PM JST (GMT+9)
👀 For the best experience of our members, please notice that admission will close at 19:45.
19:30 - 19:45 - 👋 Introductions and sharing what you aim to work on in this session.
It can be anything related to XR, for example: an online course you are studying, reading about the technology, learning a programming language, developing a side project, etc.
19:45 - 21:15 - 👩💻 Learning time.
We turn off cameras and mute the audio while we are working on our self study task. We can ask questions via chat or voice.
21:15 - 21:30 - Share what you accomplished during this session.
What did you learn?. Did you have any difficulty or got stuck?.
Let’s keep the conversation going
📣Join our slack channel in WWCode 👉 #xr-developers.
📌 INSPIRATION FOR BEGINNERS AND OTHER RESOURCES 📚
Share with us your favorite resources in the event !✍️
📌 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS: 🤔
I’m new to programming, can I join?
--> YES, definitely!
I’m an experienced engineer, is this event for me?
--> All levels are welcome!. Being part of a community helps to keep accountability and move stronger towards your goals even if we are at different levels. Women who code is about empowering others to learn new skills and thrive in the tech industry, you can help us with this mission!
Are you teaching about XR or programming?
--> No, this is a SELF STUDY session. We have personal study time, and then we share about our topic of interest, background experience, and network with other people with similar interests.
I’m a man, can I join?
--> YES, but try encouraging a female friend to come with you!
👀 CODE OF CONDUCT ⚠️
Women Who Code (WWCode) is dedicated to providing an empowering experience for everyone who participates in, or supports our community. Our events are intended to inspire women to excel in technology careers, and anyone who is there for this purpose is welcome. Because we value the safety and security of our members and strive to have an inclusive community, we do not tolerate harassment of members or event participants in any form.
If a participant engages in behavior which is harassing or discriminatory in any way, the event organizers may take any action they deem appropriate. These actions include, but are not limited to, issuing a warning or expulsion from all future events.
Please read our Code of Conduct 👉 https://www.womenwhocode.com/codeofconduct
The Online study session is a self-study space for WWCode Tokyo members, where we gather to learn new or improve our technical skills, work on personal projects, and meet with our vibrant community!
19:00 pm: Introductions
19:20 pm: Cameras off, begin studying
20:15 pm: Rejoin the meeting room and share progress
20:30 pm: Close! Thank you!
👀 For the best experience of our members, please notice that admission will close at 19:20.
We will announce the Zoom link on the event day.
If you need ideas on where to start, check out:
Local Open Source projects
WWCode slack channel