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p5.js Contributor’s Conference (2015)

Date: May 25–31, 2015
Location: Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry, Carnegie Mellon University

A diverse group of approximately 30 participants spent a week at the Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry, advancing the code, documentation, and community outreach tools of the p5.js programming environment.


Jason Alderman, Sepand Ansari, Tega Brain, Emily Chen, Andres Colubri, Luca Damasco, Guy de Bree, Christine de Carteret, Xy Feng, Sarah Groff-Palermo, Chris Hallberg, Val Head, Johanna Hedva, Kate Hollenbach, Jennifer Jacobs, Epic Jefferson, Michelle Partogi, Sam Lavigne, Golan Levin, Cici Liu, Maya Man, Lauren McCarthy, David Newbury, Paolo Pedercini, Luisa Pereira, Miles Peyton, Caroline Record, Berenger Recoules, Stephanie Pi, Jason Sigal, Kevin Siwoff, Charlotte Stiles

Diversity Panel


Alongside technical development, one of the main focuses of this conference was outreach, community, and diversity. The conference began with a panel—Diversity: Seven Voices on Race, Gender, Ability & Class for FLOSS and the Internet. Organized by Johanna Hedva and Lauren McCarthy, the panel took place Tuesday, 25 May 2015, in Kresge Auditorium at Carnegie Mellon University. Speakers included Maya Man, Casey Reas, Johanna Hedva, Stephanie Pi, Phoenix Perry, Taeyoon Choi, Sara Hendren, Epic Jefferson, and Chandler McWilliams.

Casey Reas
Johanna Hedva
Stephanie Migdalia Pi Herrera
Phoenix Perry
Taeyoon Choi
Sara Hendren
Jeffrey ‘Epic’ Concepcion
Chandler McWilliams


Full transcripts of each video are available here, courtesy of @opentranscripts /


Our inaugural p5.js Contributors Conference took place at the Frank- Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry at Carnegie Mellon University, an academic laboratory for atypical, anti-disciplinary, and inter-institutional research at the intersections of arts, science, technology, and culture.

This event was made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, and generous support from the NYU Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP), the Processing Foundation, TheArtificial, Bocoup, Darius Kazemi, and Emergent Digital Practices | University of Denver.

Thank you!