Learn “Creative Coding”

This semester we’re going to run a weekly session for those interested in learning “creative coding”. This approach is a good way for those without any coding experience to develop a foundation in programming. The sessions will use online resources (see below) to guide self-directed learning.


Creative coding is a different discipline than programming systems. The goal is to create something expressive instead of something functional. Interaction design, information visualization and generative art are all different types of creative coding – which has become a household term describing artworks articulated as code. (via Awesome Creative Coding )


What can I expect?

  • This is a peer support group, not an instructor-led workshop / class.
  • It’s an opportunity to schedule some time each week to develop your coding skills, and to get some help, if you need it.
  • There are a collection of tutorial videos (bring headphones), online courses and reference material linked to in the “Further Details” section below, for you to work through at your own pace.

If you have no coding experience, and aren’t sure where or how to start, someone will help you.

Come along, meet people who are also learning to code, and get help if you run into any problems. Showing what you’re working on would be great too.

Further details

You can find further details, and learning resources, at: https://github.com/dh-nuigalway/Creative-Coding-Meetup. We are planning on hosting the sessions on Tuesdays from 3pm – 4pm, in the “Bridge Room”, on the first floor of the Hardiman Research Building.

Please check the Moore Institute’s Event Listing for up-to-date time and location information.

Any questions?: Contact David Kelly (david.d.kelly@nuigalway.ie)