[of-dev] code liberation <=> openframeworks

Angela Ferraiolo aferraiolo at gmail.com
Thu Jan 8 06:45:05 PST 2015

Dear All,

Hope you will keep me in the loop on this also. I'm starting to blend OF
into my programming classes. Like everyone, I don't have much free time,
but I would like to help out.


On Wed, Jan 7, 2015 at 3:30 PM, Phoenix Perry <contact at phoenixperry.com>

>  Yes! Everyone is welcome. This is really your chance to get involved if
> you’ve been a fan of code lib in the past and not been sure where to get
> involved because we’ve been women only.
> best,
> Phoenix Perry
> Dozen Eyes Principal Creative Director
> HKU Sr. Lecturer
> Code Liberation Founder
> @phoenixperry
> http://www.phoenixperry.com
> http://www.dozeneyes.com
> http://www.codeliberation.org
> *From:* Kyle McDonald <kyle at kylemcdonald.net>
> *Sent:* ‎Wednesday‎, ‎January‎ ‎7‎, ‎2015 ‎9‎:‎13‎ ‎PM
> *To:* mailing list for development of openFrameworks
> <of-dev at dev.openframeworks.cc>
> sorry, one thing i just realized i forgot to clarify:
> in terms of mentors, we're looking for everyone, you don't have to
> identify as a woman!
> that would be the ideal situation, but because OF isn't very diverse we
> have to start somewhere.
> so, again: if you're interested in mentoring OF beginners into a position
> of active contribution, please get in touch directly or on this thread!
> kyle
> On Tue, Jan 6, 2015 at 3:59 PM, Kyle McDonald <kyle at kylemcdonald.net>
> wrote:
>> hi everyone,
>> yesterday i had a long discussion with phoenix perry, who is an excellent
>> hacker, artist, game developer, and professor, amongst many other things.
>> she founded the code liberation foundation http://codeliberation.org/
>> which offers free development workshops in order to facilitate the creation
>> of video game titles by women.
>> i didn't realize it, but they actually teach OF in many courses, and some
>> of the code lib teachers are avid OF users! the fact that this has
>> completely slipped under my radar got us scheming, and phoenix had an
>> excellent idea: that we create a partnership between code lib and OF that
>> makes space for women finishing the code lib courses to be mentored and
>> join in as active contributors.
>> i was going to write about this to a few people directly, but thought i'd
>> write to of-dev instead so anyone interested could hop in.
>> our only previous experience with any kind of "mentorship" relationship
>> has been through google summer of code, but i feel like if we start slowly
>> with a few people this could really help us towards building a more
>> balanced community that is still accessible for beginners and powerful for
>> advanced users who have been using OF for a while.
>> so, i'd like to open up this discussion by asking:
>> - how can we best structure a mentorship program?
>> - who is interested in being a mentor?
>> - how can we create more opportunities for beginners to contribute? the
>> list at the bottom of this page http://openframeworks.cc/community/ is a
>> good start, but what's next?
>> kyle
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Angela Ferraiolo
Assistant Professor, Playable Media
Sarah Lawrence College
aferraiolo at gmail.com
aferraiolo at sarahlawrence.edu
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