Material Design Lite & Building For Others

GDG Central Virginia
Wed, Jul 27, 2016, 6:00 PM (EDT)

About this event

Hi Everyone!

It's been a while, and we have been working behind the scenes to bring some new and interesting events to you throughout the rest of 2016.

Google Developer Expert Jonathan Garbee returns to give a talk about the work he has done contributing to Google's front end styling framework-independent component library: Material Design Lite.

In this talk we will gain insight into the development of Material Design Lite. Spanning from hearing about the initial incubation to the biggest post-launch problems. This talk will provide you with what was learned while building software for other people to develop with.

What is Material Design Lite? "An implementation of Material Design components in vanilla CSS, JS, and HTML. Material Design Lite (MDL) lets you add a Material Design look and feel to your static content websites. It doesn't rely on any JavaScript frameworks or libraries."

In other news:

We welcome Jonathan as a new Co-Organizer for our GDG! As both a GDE and GDG Organizer, Jonathan is in a unique position to work within both programs and help improve how they work together while helping us develop our group. 

Also, we are very close to officially announcing our first DevFest in October 2016 here in Charlottesville. More information is forthcoming.

We hope to see you on July 27th at WillowTree Apps!

-Starrie, Jossay, Doug and Jonathan


  • Starrie Williamson

    Starrie Williamson

    Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, University of Virginia

    Assistant Director of Web Design and Development

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