Processing Community Day @ Chicago


We currently have 10 registrants. Our capacity is 50; I’m happy with 10: it would be an intimate gathering, assuming registrants expect that. If you have not yet registered, please do so.

@sarahjritch, I assume we shall not have access to your projection wall? I know you’re super busy.

@jdpirtle, thanks for confirming for the 11am slot. Any word from the EVL? One idea: it might be neat if they could give a tour during lunch?

I have confirmed that the UIC Library will be able to provide refreshments, i.e. coffee/tea. We need an approximate headcount on Jan 26.

I took the liberty of modifying the schedule a bit. I removed the lightning talks. We had a single hour for lunch (which always takes longer), and one of the workshops was also only listed for a single hour (not 1.5 hours like the other workshops). Also, nobody had yet signed up for lightning talks.

If you want to go to bat for the lightning talks, please speak up with a proposed solution. I am happy to reduce/eliminate my workshop at 3:30, for example. One idea, proposed by @kjhollen in the Google doc, was to do a lunchtime signup for end of day talks; these would either be after 5pm, or we could cut my talk at 3:30 short, or we could do them simultaneously.

What do you think about an after party at Giordanos? It’s close by, family-friendly, but you can still get a beer. I can ask Giordanos if they have a movie screen or wall available, if anybody wants to project work. If nobody else has any ideas, I’ll set this up.

@jesparriswestbrook, @cleogirl2525, @jonchambers, @Jim-Plaxco-Artsnova, @funkstart


@aljabear, awesome…thank you for taking care of so much of this. Looking forward to the 11am slot. Can you (or anyone) remind me where promotional materials are for this? EVL is more likely to promote it if I can also send along something for them to attach.


@jdpirtle Kate setup a GDrive folder with some stuff. Let me know if you have any trouble.


Great, thank you. Just sent it out to EVL and other folks. Looks like the schedule on Eventbrite needs to be updated. Let me know what else I can do to help, happy to setup or do manual labor or whatever helps.


Good call on the EventBrite update; thanks for the heads’ up. I’ll just proceed with my proposed changes (above), if nobody else has any opinions.

So these will probably be our main Social media tags:

  • #PCD2019
  • #ProcessingChicago (I just made that one up)

Other common hash tags:

The Processing Foundation has a couple users on Social Media, if we want to tag them:

Websites to mention:

Any others I’m missing?

I’ll include this stuff in the EventBrite page as well.

@jesparriswestbrook, @cleogirl2525, @jonchambers, @Jim-Plaxco-Artsnova, @kjhollen, @sarahjritch, @jdpirtle, @funkstart


What are all of your social media handles? We can do some cross-channel communication.


We currently have “sold” 30 out of 50 tickets. Healthy crowd!


Wow, awesome!! The schedule updates look good to me. Happy to do Giordano’s or anywhere family friendly as the after party. Excited!

My handle on twitter/instagram is kjhollen


Oh and one more thing! I just put a new flyer in the Drive folder that is 1920x1080, suitable for dropping into your lecture slides and a little better formatted for email than the others.



Oh, by the way, we are now at 39 people. So if you know someone who hasn’t signed up and wants to join us, they should do so immediately. I have turned on the EventBrite waitlist; we’ll probably need it.

@sarahjritch, if you want to use your lab as an alternative space, I’m starting to think we could fill that too if you want to run an alternative track or something.