Workshop series: Introduction to Programming using JavaScript and p5.js
February 27, 2019 - April 03, 2019

About the workshop
Introduction to Programming is a six-week course that introduces students to basic programming concepts and prepares them for intermediate and advanced programming instruction in Fuse Factory classes and workshops, or elsewhere. Introduction to Programming covers the concepts of types, values, expressions, conditional execution, looping, functions, and data structures. These concepts will be taught using a creative, graphical programming system called p5.js. P5.js, based on Processing, is a JavaScript library that facilitates the creation and manipulation of images and audio in a modern web environment. It is used by artists, designers, and educators to create art, animations, data visualizations, and simulations. It is a lot of fun to work with, and it is often used to teach basic programming concepts.

All course examples and exercises will use the JavaScript programming language. Since all of the concepts discussed apply equally well to other modern programming languages, this course provides a good foundation for the exploration of a variety of programming languages and environments. There are no prerequisites for this course. Students are not be expected to have any prior programming experience. Students should bring their laptops to class. Otherwise, all materials and tools required to complete the course will be provided. The class will meet for six weeks at the following dates and times:

February 27, 7-9pm
March 6, 7-9pm
March 13, 7-9pm
March 20, 7-8pm [note early dismissal!]
March 27, 7-9pm
April 4, 7-9pm

Class time will consist of approximately half lecture and half individual practice. Optional homework assignments will be provided for extra practice.

About the instructors
Michael Perkins, Ph.D. is a technologist, musician and philosopher with special interests in discrete mathematics, data science, and algorithmic music and art. He is a graduate of Georgia State University where he studied music and philosophy and The Ohio State University where he studied philosophy and computer science. He completed a Ph.D. in Philosophy at The Ohio State University in 1983. For 35 years, Michael has developed advanced software systems for some of the world’s leading software vendors. He has designed and implemented special-purpose programming languages, data management tools, application generators, cross-platform networking software, and IT systems management software.

Noah Kumar Wotring is a software developer with experience in JavaScript, Ruby, C# and .Net. Upon graduating from the Ohio State University with a B.A. in Strategic Communications, Noah quickly found himself fascinated with software development. Compelled to learn more about this field incredibly foreign to him, he kickstarted his unorthodox journey into programming with the completion of several coding bootcamps. Now a software developer with Prosper Insights and Analytics, Noah works with data management and visualization systems. In his free time, he can be found honing his programming skills by working on a number of web-based applications.

Workshop fees
To reserve a seat in the workshop series, please reserve one or more spots by using the link below:

Intro to Programming
Reservation for one

Workshop: Personal Digital Security Basics
March 23, 2019

About the workshop
With the never ending stream of bad news regarding the privacy and security of our digital lives it might seem like there is nothing that can be done to mitigate the risks. In reality, there are basic steps that can be taken that can help to dramatically improve your digital security. Join us to learn about:

- Password managers
- 2 Factor Authentication (SMS, Authenticator App, and U2F Keys)
- Encrypted Messaging Apps

Bring your devices for this two hour course which features 1.5 hours worth of instruction and a half hour hands on lab for you to install any of the tools discussed in the course.

About the Instructor
Ryan Mason studied Security and Intelligence & Criminology at The Ohio State University. Ryan, a Certifed Protection Professional (CPP) and board certified in security management through ASIS International, has attended hundreds of hours worth of training conducted by local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies in the areas of security, investigations, and intelligence gathering & analysis. Ryan currently holds the designation of certified fraud examiner (CFE), and has held positions in the corporate security divisions of several Fortunate 500 corporations and specializes in complex fraud investigations.

Workshop fees
To reserve a seat in the workshop, please register using one of the links below:

Digital security basics workshop
Registration for one

Pie for Two (ATL) + O(f)verandas (CMH) + VERSIONING (CMH)
March 23, 2019

On Saturday, March 23rd, we are proud to present experimental woodwind/percussion duo Pie for Two (ATL) and Bernard Iannone’s solo experimental electric guitar project O(f)verandas (CMH), and Danielle Milam’s solo experimental electronics project VERSIONING (CMH). Doors 7:30pm, cover $5. BYOB, all ages.

About the performances and performers:

Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, Pie for Two are a woodwind and percussion duo determined to sweeten up your life. Conceived in 2017, Pie for Two has assembled a program of unique works written specifically for them. The music, often virtuosic in nature, explores the boundaries between intricately composed acoustic pieces, and the strange and edgy sound-worlds of Nuevo EDM. The duo has previously been featured at the Atlanta SoundNOW festival, and are excited to begin a new touring season in Spring 2019.

O(f)verandas, based in Columbus OH, features experimental drone panoramas, otherworldly guitar loops, and psychedelic ambient collage.

VERSIONING is Danielle Milam, previously known as Sea Tone. VERSIONING can be described as experimental electronic that flirts between ambient and noise soundscapes.