Janie Clayton is an iOS developer living in Madison, WI. Janie also leads the Swift Tutorial Team for RayWenderlich.com. She gave up her previous life to pursue programming in 2012 and so far has not regretted this decision. She catalogues her journey on her blog, redqueencoder.com. When she isn't coding Janie is spending some quality time making music, cuddling with her pugs, and contemplating the nature of existence.
Many people, including myself, were really excited when Metal was announced in 2014. We thought about all the neat graphics programming we would be able to do. Then we watched the WWDC videos and ran into a wall of jargon. What the heck is a command encoder? What does that have to do with graphics programming??
In this session we will demystify some of these concepts and show how they contribute to the images you see on the screen. If you've had some trouble getting off the ground with Metal this will give you a nudge in the right direction.