For a group of people who love to study the past, genealogists can get just as excited about the future. That was clear last week at RootsTech, and obvious again this week as we all waited with bated breath for each new #RootsTech tweet or blog post coming out of the conference (or was that just me…?). There are a lot of people who came together to make this work and should be congratulated; this conference was a success because the entire community came together to make it so.
After a conference, we’re all supposed to take what we learn – and then use it. One major thing that we learned is that bringing genealogy users, entrepreneurs, and technical gurus together creates an incredible amount of synergy and excitement. Everyone is so excited for next year’s conference.
But why should we wait until next year?
How can we keep this momentum going throughout this year, to then build on that going into the next conference? How do “we” – meaning everyone, from genealogists, to entrepreneurs, to technologists – work differently so that we can keep this feeling alive all year long?
We’d love to hear what you think about:
- What else made the conference so much fun? (Whether you attended in person, online, or through Twitter and blogs)
- What do “we” (again, the entire community) need to keep doing this year to keep this momentum going throughout the coming year?
Add your thoughts below.