Vector Drawables: GDG Atlanta & Atlanta Android Club Joint Meetup

GDG Atlanta
Tue, Apr 17, 2018, 7:00 PM (EDT)

About this event

This month we have a special guest all the way from London...Mark Allison (author of! We are also partnering with Atlanta Android Club ( for another amazing meetup mashup.

Mark has a deep love of VectorDrawable. He has spoken at conferences about how to construct and Animate them in his talk entitled “Vector All The Things”.

In this talk, Mark will look at some of the features which have been added to VectorDrawable and its sibling AnimatedVectorDrawable since they first appeared in Android Lollipop 5.0 (API 21). There will be a dive in to fill windings which can cause some baffling rendering oddities, yet can be quite simple to fix once you recognise that fill windings are the cause; There will also be a look at the recently added gradient support; And, of course, there will be plenty of tricks and tips to help with your creation of fabulous VectorDrawables, and amazing Animations.

More about Mark:

Mark Allison is a Google Developer Expert for Android and software engineer with over 30 years’ experience. He is passionate about providing the user with the best possible experience. He has developed both server and client side, most commonly Android on the client side, but also for iOS, HTML5, Symbian, and J2ME. Mark writes a technical blog ( which focuses on Android UI/UX topics, but often covers more general Android development techniques.

7:00 PM Mix, mingle, and eat snacks
7:30 PM Mark gives his talk
8:30 PM Wrap up, mingle some more

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