with Mara Karagianni
In this workshop we will follow through some python code for creating PDF pamphlets, layouts and zines. We will look into the PDF libraries FPDF and Borb and work with an extension of the FPDF module to create page layouts, signatures, covers and colophons.
This will be a hands-on workshop, where participants will be introduced to python functions and classes for making custom scripts to generate PDF publications by feeding text and image files to their script. We will start with an overview of specific python libraries that work with PDF format, and we will continue with the zine generator code accessible here. While prior knowledge to python is not required, participants shall be comfortable with using the terminal.
Mara is an artist, developer, tech zinester and python instructor, who regularly muse about culture and foss on mastodon (systerserver.town/@mara) and publish their zines at psaroskalazines.gr. Together with other queer peers, they run the feminist servers anarchaserver & systerserver.