I just got back from representing Debenu at the PDF Day events in Washington (Dec 10) and New York City (Dec 11), the first events Debenu has attended as members of the PDF Association. For any who don’t know, the PDF Association is an organization focused on promoting PDF standards and fostering best-practice among those working with PDF.
In aid of this goal, the PDF Association holds a number of PDF Days throughout the year around Europe and in the US. The latest PDF Days were filled with concise, accessible presentations on a range of issues relating to PDF, including signing, collaboration, working with standards (including PDF/A and PDF/UA). While these sessions were decidedly educational in focus, each day also featured a rapid-fire session in which vendors received a hard 4 minutes to pitch their wares. These “4 Minutes with a PDF Vendor” sessions were actually a highlight for us, and called to mind similar sessions that Debenu CEO Karl De Abrew used to host at various conferences in the past.
All in all, the PDF Days in Washington and New York provided an excellent opportunity to learn about PDF and to connect with others (developers, vendors and users) involved in the PDF world. We felt like we got a lot out of it, and would encourage others to attend a PDF Day when they have the chance. Who knows? We might well get a chance to catch up with you there.