PDF Camp 2022

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Answering ‘when can we attend events again’, we executed our 11th edition of (in-person yay!) PDF Camp in Berlin. If you’re unaware of what PDF Camp is, let me tell you that it is our annual event where we invite our stakeholders ranging from end users to sales partners to integrators to sit together with the callas dev and PM teams and discuss their technical challenges over the course of two days.

Day 1 of this year’s camp kicked off with onboarding, coffees and teas followed by a couple of educational technical sessions from callas and FourPees staff. These sessions mostly (but not only) revolved around …..drum roll…. JavaScript, no surprises right? And why would you be, scripting in pdfToolbox makes preflighting dynamic and more powerful indeed. After a brief introduction on why JavaScript is crucial in pdfToolbox in the first place, the sessions dove straight into real world use cases, for example, placing matrix code on a page and how these can be adapted to users’ individual requirements.

The next session in the form of brainstorming set the stage to discuss ideas where different stakeholders focused on the challenges that they face frequently in their workflows. Some of the topics that ended up on the board and discussed over the period of the next day and a half include:

  • Text extraction
  • Reporting corrupt PDF files
  • Creating CIP3 report to control output
  • Tips to create better custom HTML and PDF reports
  • Possible use of other scripting languages in pdfToolbox
  • Performance improvements for a concrete Process Plan in a user workflow that processes almost 100.000 documents per hour with 40 documents parallel-y

Our long time partner, Damiano Viscardi from trimbox.it described his PDF Camp experience like this:

Even if you have worked with callas products for years and you consider yourself a master, PDF Camp somehow makes you reconsider. Every session offers something new to learn, which is a good reminder of just how powerful pdfToolbox is

If you don’t believe Damiano, please feel free to join us next year ;)

With this, I would like to thank all our guests/partners but also my callas and FourPees team who made PDF Camp 2022 successful. (mic drop while we work on these feature requests for our next major version, pdfToolbox 14). See you at the VIP event in a few months.

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