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Alvin Bryan



How computers draw

Speaking on 19:00 at Beamery office
Ever wondered how your scribbles on Snapchat turns into a smooth line, or how the pen tool works in Figma or Procreate? In this talk we'll dive into the invisible art of line-drawing algorithms. We'll start from the historical pixel-based methods to the tools that we use today, wrapping up with real-world examples. The techniques described are evergreen, timeless and cross-platform.


Alvin is a developer advocate. Before that he used to be a lead engineer for Dow Jones in the Wall Street Journal and had various front-end roles for about 8 years. He’s happiest working on visual challenges with designers.