RigaDevDays [ Postponded ]

Datum 26-05-2020 t/m 28-05-2020
Tijd All day event
Theme Java
  • Atta Centre
  • Krasta Street 60
  • LV-1003 Riga, Latvia
Speaker Hanno Embregts
Description From the RigaDevDays 2020 team:

"We have the feeling that it is our obligation to write this blog post to all of you who believe in this event and have already bought the ticket yet are nervous about what the future will bring.

First thing to say – we have not cancelled the conference. We have postponed it because Your safety is our first and only concern.

We will use the first opportunity to reschedule the conference when the Covid-19 outbreak gets limited, when the state of emergency in Latvia and other countries will be called off and when all the businesses and services will be back on track. To be honest, we are hoping that early November, 2020 is the time when we will all meet at RigaDevDays 2020. That is our intention and we are now coordinating the new dates with our speakers. Still, we depend on the global tackling of the outbreak of the virus and encourage you to be patient, stay in self-isolation, practice social distancing and stay healthy.

Since the conference is postponed and not cancelled, we are not refunding the tickets. Instead, we guarantee that all the bought tickets will be valid for this conference taking place later this year.

The state of Force Majeure has prevented us from fulfilling our intentions to run this event in May, and this is not our free choice. Quite opposite, the conference was so close that it was 90% ready and now we are facing the harsh consequences in the state of global lockdown.

Please understand that there are a lot of resources and finances already spent in making RigaDevDays 2020 happen in the originally scheduled dates and we want to postpone the event with the least additional losses.

Our team members are passionate about what we do and we have already spent many hours of hard work to make RigaDevDays 2020 happen. Our partners – travel agency, hotel, conference venue, catering service, technical team, filming crew, designer, web developers, swag companies and many other involved services and individuals are also all put on halt because conferences around the world are forced to stop for the purpose of common safety.

Therefore our most sincere wish is that we all understand each other and calmly wait out the times of self-isolation in the name of a better future together. We are eager to deliver you even better content in RigaDevDays when it will take place later in 2020!"

One of the speakers will be Hanno Embregts who will talk about "Entering the Fourth Dimension of OCR with Tesseract":

Optical Character Recognition has come a long way since the first image-scanning inventions in the early 1900s. Nowadays, accuracy rates of over 90% are easily achievable on high-quality text scans. Many OCR engines capable of reaching these rates exist today; one of which is Tesseract.
Tesseract has become quite popular amongst software developers because of its accuracy, its open-source status and its active development by Google. By using the Tess4J JNA wrapper it is easily integrated into your Java project.
During this session, I will introduce Tesseract, its pros and cons and how & when to use it. And I will demonstrate a Java application that uses Tesseract and Tess4J to process some example documents, so you’ll be able to assess its accuracy for yourself.
In geometry, a ‘tesseract’ is the four-dimensional analog of a cube. So will the Tesseract OCR library live up to its name and help your project to ‘enter the fourth dimension’? Join me for this session and find out for yourself!
More info The RigaDevDays website