Event

PDF Days Europe 2021

What is PDF Days Europe 2021?

The PDF Association is an international collaboration of organizations and individuals promoting open standards-based electronic document implementations using PDF technology. They have a yearly event which is called PDF Days Europe in Berlin where everyone is welcome to join. You can join the technical days (which are devoted to information for developers, integrators and others interested) and the solution day (is a day devoted to the users).

When?

  • Date:
    • 27 - 28 September 2021 (Technical days) - safely in-person in Berlin
    • 29 September 2021 (Solution day) - online only & free

iText at PDF Days Europe 2021

Monday 27th September 2021 :

Raf Hens - introducing iText during the 1st elevator pitch

Matthias Valvekens - Cryptography in PDF: future perspectives

The relationship between cryptography and PDF is one with a long history. PDF's cryptography-related features have been through a number of significant revisions over the years, and PDF signatures have firmly established themselves as a replacement for paper signatures in many workflows all over the world.

That being said, the cryptography landscape constantly evolves as well, and ensuring that PDF keeps up with that evolution requires significant effort. Right now, there is a lot of cryptography-related activity in the PDF community. This isn't limited to the PDF Association's technical working groups; cryptography is also a hot topic in the ISO and ETSI committees that work on PDF-related standards.

The primary goal of this talk is to frame some of that ongoing work, and share some of our ideas for the future of cryptography in PDF beyond that. PDF is not the only crypto-enabled digital format, and there's a lot that we can learn from the successes (and failures!) of other technologies. We'd love to share our insights with the PDF community to kickstart the discussion!

Tuesday 28th September 2021:

Michaël DemeyFuture of Traversing PDF Files

As we all know, PDF files are a structural marvel. There are many ways of constructing a file while still maintaining the same visual result. This is a blessing, but also a curse. This variety has to be accounted for if you want to traverse PDF files consistently and without inconveniencing your end users with error messages.

But don't worry. Rejoice! In the PDF TWG we're working on a set of drafts to make your life a lot easier! Both PDFPath and PDFQL are tools to aid you in that endeavour while having a different approach to the task. We'll discuss both drafts: how they approach the task, what the current status is, and we'll even see them in action through some rough prototyping!

Wednesday 29th September 2021:

Erwing Buggenhout iText DITO 2.0, a new standard for data-driven, template-based PDF generation

iText DITO is our highly-scalable, intuitive PDF generation solution. It’s come a long way since 2019, with version 2.0 being released just a few months ago. Here at iText we take versioning seriously, so when we say 2.0, we mean it. Join iText DITO’s Product Manager Erwin Buggenhout as he takes you through the groundbreaking new features in iText DITO 2.0.

As well as improvements to the template editor and SDK/API, version 2.0 introduces the iText DITO Manager. With this new management experience, you can efficiently manage the full lifecycle of your templates and all of their dependencies, like data collections, images, stylesheets, and fonts. Take the first step towards unburdening your developers and empowering your business users, saving you both time, and money.

Don't miss our talks and register now on: https://www.xing-events.com/pdf-days-europe-2021.html

Wednesday 29th September 2021:

Erwing Buggenhout iText DITO 2.0, a new standard for data-driven, template-based PDF generation

iText DITO is our highly-scalable, intuitive PDF generation solution. It’s come a long way since 2019, with version 2.0 being released just a few months ago. Here at iText we take versioning seriously, so when we say 2.0, we mean it. Join iText DITO’s Product Manager Erwin Buggenhout as he takes you through the groundbreaking new features in iText DITO 2.0.

As well as improvements to the template editor and SDK/API, version 2.0 introduces the iText DITO Manager. With this new management experience, you can efficiently manage the full lifecycle of your templates and all of their dependencies, like data collections, images, stylesheets, and fonts. Take the first step towards unburdening your developers and empowering your business users, saving you both time, and money.

Don't miss our talks and register now on: https://www.xing-events.com/pdf-days-europe-2021.html

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Raf Hens

Raf Hens joined iText in 2012. Today, he is Chief Technology Officer and drives the technological direction of the company, keeping it true to its roots in the open source community.

In this role he oversees Research, Development, Product Management and IT.

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Raf Hens

Chief Technology Officer

Matthias Valvekens

Matthias is a mathematician-turned-developer with a keen interest in document interchange and digital signing. He moved to iText's Research division in 2020, after completing his PhD in mathematics at KU Leuven. Matthias is actively involved in various technical working groups in the PDF association, and spends a significant chunk of his spare time tinkering with FOSS.

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Matthias Valvekens

Research Engineer

Michaël Demey

With interests including Open Source software and licenses, Michaël has been a developer at iText Software since 2011. After almost a decade of working closely with PDF, he has a keen insight into its uses in the real world. When he's not looking at PDF syntax, he likes to play music and (tries to) develop games.

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Michaël Demey

Research Manager

Erwin Buggenhout

Erwin Buggenhout's main area of expertise is management of document generation and CCM solutions for medium sized business and enterprise. He is a technology-to-business translator with great experience in assisting and inspiring organizations to digitally transform their document-centric business processes.

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Erwin Buggenhout

Product Manager