Memorable Moments '16

January

January 19: Book presentation "Hoek Af"

Hoek Af: book about entrepreneurs Our Founder Bruno Lowagie was featured in "Hoek Af" a book published about entrepreneurs in Belgium.

February

February 2: European Business Awards, National Champions Benelux, Brussels

National Champions European Business Awards Benelux iText was awarded the National Public Champion Award for Belgium, thanks to a popular vote. Thank-you for voting!

February 18: Tech Startup Day, Brussels

Bruno pitching the new ideas for iText iText participated in Tech Startip Day, Brussels and Bruno, per usual, pitched new ideas for iText.

February 22-25: Mobile World Congress, Barcelona

iText - Thinkfree - Hancom booth This year, iText was present at the Mobile World Congress for the first time. It was also the first event where iText shared a booth with Hancom and Thinkfree.

February 24 Inc 5000 Europe ranking 1308

Inc 5000 Europe ranking for iText We are proud to rank #1308 in the Inc. 5000 Europe for 2016.

March

March 11-19: SXSW, Austin, TX

Meeting room booth at SXSW iText joined Startups.be and the Belgian delegation at SXSW and took Austin by storm.

April

April 6-7 Documation

Documation 2016 We joined other document enthusiasts at Documation in Paris.

April 11: New CEO- Stephan Engelen joins iText

New CEO for iText We welcomed Stephan to the iText team!

April 21 iText 7 Launch

We proudly launched the iText 7 platform, a re-write of our popular iText 5 code- with more modular structure and add-on options to meet your needs, flexibly.

April 26-29: GIDS, Bangalore

The iText crew at the Great Indian Developer Summit Some of our team traveled to India for the Great Indian Developers Summit (GIDS) and had a great time talking about iText 7 and Open Source PDF.

May

May 11-13: Japan IT-week

The iText crew in Japan Next our APAC team took on Japan IT week, and had a great time getting into the IT scene.

May 12: Entrepreneur of the Year Award

Nominated for the Entrepreneur of the Year awards in Belgium We always knew our Founder, Bruno was special - but it's nice to know others agree. He was nominated "Entrepreneur of the Year" in Belgium.

May 16-20: ISO Meeting Ghent

PDF experts debating ISO-32000 at the iText offices Part of our commitment to continuous innovation in the PDF space is being a part of the ISO Committee. This May, iText hosted the ISO Committee in Ghent to talk about PDF 2.0 and more.

May 10-12 Document Strategy Forum, Chicago

Document Strategy Forum, PDF Expert Our team ventured to the windy city for DSF 2016. We had great conversations about ways iText can help with many large organizations' document strategy.

May 16-19 OSCON Austin

iText at OSCON Austin 2016, open source PDF We said "howdy" to the folks in Austin at OSCON, talking about open source PDF, iText 7 and our minifigs.

June

May 31 - June 3: Communicasia

Sharing a booth with MDS At Communicasia, we teamed up with our partner MDS to present a joint booth - with great success.

June 13-15: PDF Days Berlin

iText CEO explaining iText at the PDF Days in Berlin In June we joined our fellow PDF enthusiasts at PDF Day Berlin to talk about iText and the newest PDF standards.

June 16-17: European Business Awards, National Public Champion, Milan

National Public Champion: Entrepreneur of the Year Award We were acknowledged for winning the National Public Champion: Entrepreneur of the year at their Gala in Milan.

June 20 American Business Awards, Bronze Stevie

Jason Foss with a Bronze Stevie for iText We were honored with an American Business award - a Bronze Stevie for "Most Innovative Tech Company of the Year" at the ABA gala in NYC.

June 29: Flanders Investment & Trade: Export Lion

Award Ceremony "Lion of the Export"

We were nominated as an "Export Lion" by Flanders trade and investment. Meaning that we were considered in the top 3 companies, under 50 employees in Flanders. That is pretty cool.

July

Apparently we all went on vacation in July? I guess one month without a crazy travel schedule is good for us.

August

August 2-3: Technology in Government, Australia

Tony and Lynn at the iText booth We headed down under for Australia's Technology in Government event.

September

September 18-22: JavaOne

JavaOne impressions

We headed back to San Francisco for another great year at JavaOne. We had a blast talking to developers about their projects and taking lots of pictures like the tourists we are.

September 26-28: COEX Seoul - Soft Wave

iText booth in Seoul We headed to South Korea for COEX Seoul- Soft Wave and set up shop to talk iText.

October

October 17-19 OSCON London

Our minifigs at OSCON London, open source PDF Our trip to jolly old London was well worth it to talk shop with our UK Open Source PDF users.

October 21 International Business Awards, Rome event (Silver Stevie)

International Business Awards: Silver Stevie iText was awarded a silver stevie award for "Most Innovative Company of the Year" in Europe.

October 21-22: Open Source India Days, Bangalore

Open Source India Days We really liked the energy of the OSI Days, Bangalore. Bruno gave a talk on "Open Source, an introduction to IP and legal" that was really well received.

November

November 7-11: Devoxx

The Dev team headed over to Devoxx, BE and two of our own FILLED AN ENTIRE ROOM for their talk "Oops, I broke my API". They even were asked to repeat the talk for another event next year.

November 16: Failing Forward

Our own Bruno Lowagie presented the trials and successes of building iText, if you are fleuent in Dutch the video is here.

November 16: #40 in Deloitte's Fast 50

For the fourth year in a row, iText was nominated as one of the 50 fastest growing companies in Belgium. We won in 2014 and came in 2nd place in 2015, but this year we ranked #40 with 109% turnover.

November 25: PDF Day Australia

Raf Hens talking about PDF and accessibility Back in Oz we teamed up with our partner MDS again for the first ever PDF Day in Australia. Our own Raf Hens had a talk about accessibility, following on the show's theme this year.

November 28-December 2: ISO Committee meeting, Sydney

As a member of the ISO Committee, we stayed in Sydney after PDF Day, Australia to talk about PDF 2.0.

November 28-December 2: AWS Re:Invent, Las Vegas

Welcome to AWS Re:Invent No year is complete without a trip to Vegas, right? We made it near the end of the year for AWS Re:Invent. A great way to end our trade show year.

December

December 15

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All three of our offices wish you and yours a memorable new year. We are looking forward to seeing what 2017 will bring for iText and for you.