Programming data for display: the PDF story

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September 28, 2017

Programming data for display: the PDF story

At the 2017 Papers We Love Conf, a previously-scheduled speaker fell ill. With just 90 minutes to go before the vacant slot, the organizers asked me if I could fill in. I didn't have any sort of appropriate talk prepared, but given my long history working with PDF documents, I thought I'd be able to put together a reasonably-entertaining presentation on the history, heritage, and design decisions that led to the PDF file format and specification while living up to the high standards and expectations of the Papers We Love community.

I was so relieved that the result was well-received!

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Chas Emerick

September 28, 2017
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