Creative
Coding
Club

A community of creative coders. We gather once a month to design and build fun digital things based on a monthly theme.

Organized by Nat Cooper

About
The Club

The idea for the club began in December 2016 after I attended an awesome Web Animation Workshop with Sarah Drasner and Val Head. I left the workshop feeling so inspired that I made a promise to myself to build a new creative project every month in 2017.

After writing out a list of monthly themes, I thought it would be really cool if my friends coded themed projects along with me. An “accountabilibuddy system”, you know? Well, it worked.

As of May 2017 there are over 300 creative coders in the club. We meet every month both online and in-person in Toronto, Canada!

How It Works

One week prior to the monthly meetup, club members recieve an email reminder and inspiration about the upcoming theme.

We meet the last Sunday of the month. If you’re joining us in-person, we meet at HackerYou in Toronto. This is a great opportunity especially for new developers or those looking for collaboration and/or mentorship! For those who can’t be there in person, we meet online on our Slack network!

The cut-off for project submissions is about two weeks later. Projects will be publicly shared and promoted (usually via Twitter) mid-month.

All projects are gathered in our growing CodePen collection.

Themes

Always open for interpretation and are loosely based on an event that happens the next month.

Club members are encouraged to create their own unique project, and to challenge themselves to build on a new skill or technology they haven’t yet explored. Because it is often hard to find inspiration for a project idea every month, club members will also be provided with a project outline and any relevant assets to build a beginner-friendly themed project.

2017-01-29 10:00:00 2017-01-29 16:00:00 America/Toronto Creative Coding Club #1 Theme: "Hit by Cupid's Arrow" Toronto / Online Nat Cooper nat@natcooper.com

Start: January 29

Hit by Cupid's Arrow

Share: February 14

2017-02-26 10:00:00 2017-02-26 16:00:00 America/Toronto Creative Coding Club #2 Theme: "The Luck of the Irish" Toronto / Online Nat Cooper nat@natcooper.com

Start: February 26

The Luck of The Irish

Share: March 17

2017-03-26 10:00:00 2017-03-26 16:00:00 America/Toronto Creative Coding Club #3 Theme: "Make it Rain!" Toronto / Online Nat Cooper nat@natcooper.com

Start: March 26

Make it Rain!

Share: April 13

2017-04-30 10:00:00 2017-04-30 16:00:00 America/Toronto Creative Coding Club #4 Theme: "Garden of Your Mind" Toronto / Online Nat Cooper nat@natcooper.com

Start: April 30

Garden of Your Mind

Share: May 13

2017-05-28 10:00:00 2017-05-28 16:00:00 America/Toronto Creative Coding Club #5 Theme: "Sugar, Sugar" Toronto / Online Nat Cooper nat@natcooper.com

Start: May 28

Sugar, Sugar

Share: June 10

2017-06-25 10:00:00 2017-06-25 16:00:00 America/Toronto Creative Coding Club #6 Theme: "Canada, eh!" Toronto / Online Nat Cooper nat@natcooper.com

Start: June 25

Canada, eh!

Share: July 15

2017-07-30 10:00:00 2017-07-30 16:00:00 America/Toronto Creative Coding Club #7 Theme: "Hot and Sticky" Toronto / Online Nat Cooper nat@natcooper.com

Start: July 30

Hot and Sticky

Share:August 12

2017-08-27 10:00:00 2017-08-27 16:00:00 America/Toronto Creative Coding Club #8 Theme: "Back to School" Toronto / Online Nat Cooper nat@natcooper.com

Start: August 27

Back to School

Share: September 9

2017-09-24 10:00:00 2017-09-24 16:00:00 America/Toronto Creative Coding Club #9 Theme: "It's... Alive!" Toronto / Online Nat Cooper nat@natcooper.com

Start: September 24

It's... Alive!

Share: October 14

2017-10-29 10:00:00 2017-10-29 16:00:00 America/Toronto Creative Coding Club #10 Theme: "Gobble, Gobble" Toronto / Online Nat Cooper nat@natcooper.com

Start: October 29

Gobble, Gobble

Share:November 18

2017-11-26 10:00:00 2017-11-26 16:00:00 America/Toronto Creative Coding Club #11 Theme: "Skating on Thin Ice" Toronto / Online Nat Cooper nat@natcooper.com

Start: November 26

Skating on Thin Ice

Share:December 9

2017-12-17 10:00:00 2017-12-17 16:00:00 America/Toronto Creative Coding Club #12 Theme: "You're a Firework" Toronto / Online Nat Cooper nat@natcooper.com

Start: December 17

You're a Firework

Share:December 31

Join the Club!

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What are you most interested in learning/practicing?

Membership is 100% free and open to designers and developers of all skill levels.

There are NO COMMITMENTS - participate in all monthly themes or only a few.

Build with ANY TECHNOLOGY you want. Collab with others, or work alone.

Always be sure to GIVE CREDIT if you use or inspired by someone else’s work.

And of course, BE NICE. Harrassment will never be tolerated.

Sponsors

Thank you to HackerYou for your endless support and for providing us with a beautiful space to meet every month!