Ghent

As you may or may not know, at events and exhibitions, iText is often accompanied by an army of Lego minifigs that carry our logo. Recently, we've also adopted three so-called "superfigs", oversized Lego figures, to serve as mascots in our three home bases (Ghent, Boston and Singapore). We let the public select their names from a shortlist, and voting ended on September 15. With all votes collected (thanks, voters!), their names are now known: Boston Boy (orange cap) is now named Ringo! Look around for him at US events or when you pay a visit to the Boston office! The jury...
Last week, the ISO committee devoted to PDF standards convened at iText's global HQ in Ghent, Belgium. The delegation took the opportunity to explore iText's brand-new offices, which offer a clear view over the city skyline, and then later went to tour the city itself, visiting various landmarks as well as a construction site generally not open to the public. The site in question is a renovation project for a canal area district that used to include a now-defunct circus and a gym, and will be reconverted to a library and a residential area with waterfront apartments.