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  • Reading University Typography Department
    MA Typeface Design, 2007 - 2009
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    BA (Hons) Interaction Design, 2002 - 2006
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    Art & Design Foundation, 2001 - 2002
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Computers were irresistible to me, growing up in the suburban arcadia of south west England in the 90s. But being "good with computers" pointed towards the kind of life depicted in Dilbert, so in high school I dropped maths and physics for contemporary art and socio-linguistics.

Combining my interests in visual arts and computers led me to study BA Interaction Design at Ravensbourne College in London. By the time I graduated in 2006, I was fascinated with the potential of software freedom for graphic design and typography. I decided to free fonts.

I attended the University of Reading's MA Typeface Design programme and graduated in 2009. In my dissertation I related the history of the software freedom movement to type design. My student project Cantarell was included in the launch of Google Fonts and was chosen as the default User Interface font for GNOME.

2011-15 I consult for Google Fonts from locations around the work, participating in libre graphics projects like FontForge and Metapolator, and offering lectures on type design with libre software at Crafting Type.

I believe that anyone can learn to draw.
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Great to see Scribus 1.5.0 released today, and +Andreas Vox start the 'Scribus Complex Text Layout' project!

cc +Khaled Hosny +Mohamed Gaber +Behdad Esfahbod +peter sikking 
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+Jeroen Breen +Lasse Fister I wonder if this could make sense for a faster specimen?
pixi.js - Super fast HTML 5 2D rendering engine that uses webGL with canvas fallback
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wow! This pixi.js project seems awesome! It definitely is a great idea :-)
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+Lasse Fister could this mean metapolator can run out of the box in Chromium?
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For the whitelisting and mapping of properties that can be accessed via CPS. So, you get access to, in the most cases a MOM-Node in CPS, but you can't read all of its properties, because many of these are implementation details, not interfaces. Also, we can map the property to another name, so that there are no name collisions between JS and CPS usage of the same object.
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The Roboto family of fonts, and the toolchain used in creating it, are now an open source project. Roboto is Google’s signature font, created by Google designer Christian Robertson. It is the default font used in Android and Chrome OS, and is the recommended font for Google’s visual language, Material Design.

The font files for the Roboto family of fonts were first released under the Apache license as part of Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) in 2011. With this launch, we are making Roboto a true open source project, with a revamped font production toolchain that is completely based on open source software.

Another key improvement in the Roboto font family has been the vast expansion of its character coverage to include all Latin, Cyrillic and Greek characters in Unicode 7.0, as well as the currency symbol for the Georgian lari, to be published in Unicode 8.0. For the expansion, the number of glyphs provided in the fonts more than tripled in number, going from around 13,000 (1071 per font) to more than 40,000 (3350 per font). An earlier version of the expanded font family is included in Android 5.0 (Lollipop) and later.

This project involved close collaboration between various teams at Google: Material Design, Internationalization Engineering, Google Fonts and Android.

The Roboto open source project lives at https://github.com/google/roboto. Bug reports and other contributions are welcome.

By Roozbeh Pournader, Android Text team
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+Lasse Fister okay, would this approach make for a faster MOM? :)
A library providing an abstraction for React components that allows for fast top-down rendering embracing immutable data for js.
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Maybe :-) We don't change the MOM yet,  after initializing it.  So we don't know how fast it is and thus we don't know what faster means. The article looks interesting though, I will read it.
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Python in Chromium via PNaCl
We present a new method for distributing and using Python that requires no dependencies beyond the Google Chrome web browser based on Portable Native Client (PNaCl). We will demonstrate an IPython notebook run completely client side with no out-of-browser components, backed by Google Drive, ...
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Hahaha, reminiscing about​ the Zurich sprint

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