Processing Community Day @ Abu Dhabi

Hi! I’m Sarah Fay Krom and I am a faculty member within the Interactive Media (IM) Program at NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD). There are three of us co-organizing PCD @ Abu Dhabi including Craig Protzel, faculty member and head of our IM Program, and Ali Al-Saqban, who is also heading up PCD @ Sharjah. Within the Interactive Media program at NYUAD we use Processing and p5.js in a range of courses and for all levels of coding experience. Within the region, we have a vibrant, diverse community of artists, designers and makers, and we look forward to hosting PCD as a shared space for exploring ideas and building relationships. PCD @ Abu Dhabi will take place on Saturday, February 9th and will be hosted on the NYU Abu Dhabi campus. If you are interested in participating, or have ideas regarding plans for that day, please reach out here!


Planning Processing Community Day @ Abu Dhabi is taking place soon. Please check this brief for more information.

Planning PCD@Abu Dhabi
When: Sunday Nov 4th, 6-7pm
Where: IM Lab C3-029

We are pleased to announce that the Interactive Media Program at NYU Abu Dhabi will be hosting a “Processing Community Day” on February 9, 2019. We join a diverse community of organizers from around the world, each planning a PCD event to take place in early 2019 in their respective city or region. The day-long event follows in the spirit of the software for which it is named. Processing uses the context of visual art and imagery to make learning to code open and accessible to anyone and everyone. In hosting PCD @ Abu Dhabi our goal is to create a welcoming, inspiring space for those new to coding, as well as a place for artists, designers, researchers, and makers within our local communities to come together to connect and share their experiences.

We warmly invite your input and suggestions for this inaugural event! The Interactive Media Program is holding a “Planning PCD@Abu Dhabi” meeting on Sunday, November 4th. This will be an open forum to discuss ideas for the event, including possible contributors, local groups or organizations to engage, topics that would be of interest to a broad range of participants, and types of activities to hold. Delicious pizza will most definitely be served.

Please feel free to contact Sarah Fay Krom ( with questions or interest. We hope to see you there!

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Hi Everyone, PCD@Abu Dhabi happens this Saturday, Feb. 9th! We are very excited to welcome Mathura Govindarajan, who joins us fresh after holding a very successful PCD@Bangalore on Feb. 2nd!

Mathura is a software engineer and creative technologist from Bangalore, India. She holds a Bachelors in Electronics Engg. and completed her Masters and Fellowship at New York University’s Interactive Telecommunications program. She was also a Processing Fellow in 2018 and was part of a team that worked on making p5.js more accessible to users with low vision and blindness. Currently working on two education based startup in New York and Bangalore, she enjoys making educational experiences and tools for children and adults alike.

We are holding two sessions of talks: the morning session focuses on “Education and Access” and the afternoon on “Design and Data”. Workshop offerings include coding a game in p5.js, machine learning for interaction, and computer vision for Processing.

Please visit for more details. We hope to see you there!