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Dan Shea

Dan Shea first became involved with PDF while developing a back-end process for the conversion of paper books for a leading eBook provider. He joined the Planet PDF team as PDF Store Manager, catalyzing a period of unprecedented growth in the area, and during that time gained extensive experience with the use of literally hundreds of different PDF software packages. His credits include the co-ordination of conference sessions, and he has moderated and spoken at such major industry events as Seybold Seminars, PDF Conference, The Acrobat & PDF Conference and Open Publish Sydney.

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Developer   June 16, 2015

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Enterprise & Government   April 23, 2014

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