Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Attend RootsTech for Free—At Home!

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Select sessions of RootsTech can be viewed live, at home, free of charge. The way it worked last year was that just before the session was to begin, you checked for a link on the RootsTech.org homepage.

Keynote sessions begin at 8:30 Mountain, 7:30 Pacific, and 10:30 Eastern. (You can do the math for the other sessions.)

Click the session title to obtain a copy of the class syllabus.

Thursday, February 2

8:30-10:00 am, Inventing the Future, as a Community (Keynote Address) by Jay L. Verkler

11:00 am-12:00 pm, Do I Trust the Cloud? by D. Joshua Taylor  

1:45-2:45 pm, Effective Database Search Tactics by Kory Meyerink     

3:00-4:00 pm, Twitter – It’s Not Just “What I Had for Breakfast” Anymore by Thomas MacEntee  

4:15-5:15 pm, Eleven Layers of Online Searches by Barbara Renick

Friday, February 3

8:30-9:30 am, Exabyte Social Clouds and Other Monstrosities (Keynote Address) by Josh Coates

9:45-10:45 am, Publish Your Genealogy Online by Laura G. Prescott     

11:00 am-12:00 pm, Optimize Your Site for Search Engines by Robert Gardner. NOTE: This session is an interesting choice. It is for software developers, NOT for the general public.

1:45-2:45 pm, Genealogists “Go Mobile” by Sandra Crowly  

3:00-4:00 pm, Google’s Toolbar and Genealogy by Dave Barney. OOPS: Apparently, Dave Barney did not submit a syllabus handout (yet).

Saturday, February 4

8:30-9:30 am, Making the Most of Technology to Further the Family History Industry (Keynote Address) by Tim Sullivan and Ancestry.com Panel

9:45-10:45 am Genealogy Podcasts and Blogs 101 by Lisa Louise Cooke    

11:00 am-12:00 pm, Future of FamilySearch Family Tree by Ron Tanner

1:45-2:45 pm, Privacy in a Collaborative Environment by Noah Tatuk. OOPS: Apparently, Noah Tatuk did not submit a syllabus handout (yet).

That, my friends, is a full set of sessions. That’s the same number of sessions as those attending in person. That’s a $189 value! Speaking of which, if you still wish to attend, I believe RootsTech will still take your money. As I write this, registration is still possible online. If you miss that opportunity, you can probably register at the door. Day passes are also available for $79.

See you there—or you see there!

1 comment:

  1. Speaking of Syllabi, I like ones that are substantive, not just outlines from which to take notes in class. It's nice to be able to read the syllabus long after the conference has ended.

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