Jon Cruz
Chief Agitator, Inkscape

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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 and the Libre Graphics Meetings in Lyon and Montreal, and is a co-author of the upcoming “Beginning Inkscape” book.


Tools and Techniques
Location: Portland Ballroom
Jon Cruz (Inkscape)
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SVG as a vector graphics format has been around for many years, but its usefulness has recently blossomed. Web support extending to being native in all major browsers, inclusion in HTML5, iOS device and now Android support are just the beginning of where SVG can be applied. This talk will give an overview of SVG and then present many of the different areas where one might use it today. Read more.