1200 D North Alvarado Street
Los Angeles, California 90026


an introduction to the basics of computer programming using LOLCODE

Caturday June 16th 2pm - 7pm

registration + laptop + beer offering required

Have you been waiting for an introduction to computer programming? How about an introduction to computer programming using a code-syntax based on the grammatical fantasies and malaprops of adorable cats? Your wait is over!

Email [email protected] to reserve your spot now. Space is limited.

Confused? See our FAQ below.


Q: What is LOLCODE?

A: LOLCODE is a computer programming syntax based on the LOLCATS meme and created by Adam Lindsay. For this class we will be using Steve Losh’s interpreter based on Lex/Yacc-style Python libraries.

Wikipedia definition of LOLCATS

LOLCODE reference


Q: Why teach programming using LOLCODE?

A: We’re getting ready to teach a serious workshop in Processing and we thought this would be an amusing if useless warm up

A: As Ryan put it - “it’s like adding an extra layer of obfuscation over an already complex topic!”

A: Kittens!


Q: How much does this workshop cost?

A: We cannot in good conscience charge money for this. However, our stock of beer is running low, so we are demanding a tribute of at least a 12 pack from all participants. Cans only, no glass please.


Q: What will this class cover?

A: An introduction to Python, working with the command line, basic programming operations (variables, loops, decisions) and LOLCODE syntax.


Q: Who is this class for?

A: Anyone who would like to know more about how programming works and is not expecting to gain any practical knowledge. And who will bring us beer.


Q: Is this a joke?

A: Was Erasmus Darwin the musical, dorkbake, our moonshine operation or burying people alive a joke? We never joke.

Q: What if my question is not answered by this FAQ?

A: Please email m@machineproject dot com or call 213 483 8761

Added by machineproject on June 10, 2007



The date is wrong, should be Caturday