Upcoming creative coding conferences in Europe

Here are a couple of events that I’ll be speaking at over the next couple of months and definitely worth checking out.

FITC Amsterdam

27th-28th February 2012, Amsterdam, Netherlands

I think this might be my fifth FITC Amsterdam in a row! I’ll be flying through this time (it always happens right around my birthday) and presenting some live JavaScript coding things in a 90 minute session right at the start of day 2.

In another session in the afternoon, I’ll be interviewing Ricardo Cabello (AKA Mr doob) live on stage. I’ll ask him about his recent projects with Google, the three.js 3D library, and how he managed to become such an amazing creative coder. The interview will be recorded for the next Creative Coding Podcast episode.

I’m also looking forward to catching up with old friends Mario Klingemann and Grant Skinner, but sadly, in a truly disastrous planning malfunction, Golan Levin is leaving right before I arrive!

FITC Amsterdam info and booking.

Beyond Tellerrand Play

24th-27th April 2012, Köln, Germany

Having grown from FFK, Play12 promises to be an inspirational event. Last time I was there I got stuck thanks to volcano Eyjafjallajökull, although I was stuck along with Joshua Davies, Jesse Freeman and the Influxis guys so it could have been a lot worse. 🙂

Josh will be there again, and so will the godfather of creative coding, Keith Peters. There’s also a presentation from Google doodle developer Marcin Wichary. I’ll be speaking and running 2 workshops there (including one for non-coders).

Beyond Tellerrand Play info and booking.

CreativeJS Amsterdam sold out – want another?

[UPDATE] You wanted it so you got it! New Amsterdam workshop on 10-11 April, tickets on sale Weds 22 Feb at 11 GMT (12 CET). Booking and information on my training page.

It was quite a week – all of my courses sold out in a matter of days (Brighton in only 24 hours!). I’ll be setting up more throughout the year but I’m considering adding another Amsterdam date while I’m there if there’s enough demand.

More information about the courses on my training page. It’d be the full CreativeJS course, not the one for non-coders. If you’re interested please register your interest here.

Learn to code in 2012 – the visual way

If you’re a designer or artist and have never programmed JavaScript before, I’ve got a new course just for you : CreativeJS for non-coders. It assumes no pre-existing code knowledge (although a little HTML/CSS will be helpful) and we start from the very beginning with variables, functions, and objects.

If you’ve been following the podcast or my recent posts, you’ll know that I’m passionate about encouraging creative people to start programming – often once they get past the hump of incomprehension they can often be the best coders. At the very least you’ll be able to communicate with the programmers you work with better!

Every thing we do has a visual counterpart on an HTML5 canvas element. So you can see straight away the effects of your actions. It’s how I learned to code all those years ago…

Tickets go on sale tomorrow, more information and booking on my training pagesign up for the newsletter to hear about courses near you.

[UPDATE] Here are the files if you want to have a play for yourself!

[UPDATE 2] only 2 tickets left!

[UPDATE 3] Sold out! Sign up to hear about the new courses.