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SVG as a vector graphics format has been around for many years, but its usefulness has recently blossomed. This talk will present an overview of SVG and then move on to cover many of the different areas where it can be of use. Details are drawn from the speaker’s experience in multimedia since the 80’s through to being a core developer and board member with Inkscape – the top Open Source SVG editor.
Although primarily targeting those not yet using SVG in a daily workflow of some form or another, the breadth of the possible uses covered should help most see new ways to leverage SVG. Expanding SVG use or even applying SVG in ways not previously expected are some of the possible benefits.
Jon A. Cruz is a professional developer with over 20 years of experience, working extensively in multimedia, including programming and 3D art creation, and has developed for a wide variety of platforms. Work includes R&D for mobile and other devices, servers for large mail and messaging systems, enterprise security applications, and user interface design and development. Currently involvement in Open Source is as a core developer and board member with Inkscape.
He represents Inkscape with the OpenICC and Create projects, focusing on shared resources and collaboration with other software. He has participated as a mentor in Google’s Summer of Code since its first year. He was a keynote speaker at SVG Open, has presented talks internationally including linux.conf.au and the Libre Graphics Meetings in Lyon and Montreal, and is a co-author of the upcoming “Beginning Inkscape” book.
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