Just finished up Day 1 of PDF Conference . The keynote was delivered by our own Mike Ouslander.
He used a presentation originally created by Jim King (for the PDF Expo 2005 tour in Nordic countries) to give an overview of the history of PDF and Acrobat.
Attendance is light (around 100 people) but there are 12 vendors – including Adobe – and the attendees appear to be happy with the very ‘personal’ attention they are receiving.
The day wrapped up with the Warp Speed Tour, which allows vendors/developers 5 minutes (and there is a timer) to talk about their products/solutions.
What can you say in 5 minutes? I represented Adobe and decided to focus on 3D in PDF. I showed multiple examples of 3D embedded in PDFs, including samples created by Immersive Design, Kaon, Bentley, and our own team. The audience was truly impressed by the possibilities.
On a separate note, on Sunday, I hosted a 4-hour presentation by Leonard Rosenthol called ‘Everything you ever wanted to know about PDF’ and an early evening cocktail party for out-of-towners. I’m hoping to record this material and make it available on our website.