I was nervous to organize our first itext summit. I have a history being Event Manager for Devoxx for 5 years, so I have a reputation to hold high in this particular Marketing field.
There are a lot of pre-, during and post- arrangements to be made, with a backup plan for each phase. The more thought that is put into the planning phase, the better the conference.
We were able to attract international speakers to talk about PDF to the core, eSigning, and mobile. We were also glad to present 2 user stories.
The evening before, we had a speaker’s dinner, which had a positive effect on the atmosphere in the group.
Our event was free. And we had 0!! No-shows!! Ok, that’s if I don’t take into account 1 registration from China, 1 from Chicago and 1 from Mexico. And 1 cancellation by mail the day before. I can only be very grateful for this. I think Sally will be jealous ☺.
We were 63. That’s not spectacular, I know. But the people who came were genuinely interested in the topics, mingled up and talked about possible projects, partnerships, learning from one another.
I came to the summit with certain expectations concerning roadmap and possibilities (e-invoicing) and also to see some use cases.
Both expectations are met during this summit!
I had some questions about licensing, and these were answered during the presentations.
Keep up the good work!! (Tim De Keyzer, rmconsulting)
Zeer goede mix van onderwerpen: "core" pdf onderwerpen werden mooi afgewisseld met "hot" onderwerpen over eSigning en Mobile. Verder was het evenwicht technisch/detailistisch versus highlevel/commercieel goed.
Hoewel niet alle sprekers even charismatisch waren, wisten ze toch allen hun verhaal over te brengen.
(Jimmy Tilborghs, B-bridge)
This was a very interesting day. A broad coverage, with all relevant talks. Interesting speakers and a great opportunity to network. Very well organized.(Tars Joris, Inventive Designers)
I think we did quite well.