RootsTech 2011

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*[[Social Networking Technology Resources for Genealogical Societies|TC091:&nbsp;An Exploration of the Integration of Social Networking Technologies into the Core Activities of Genealogical Societies]] - presented by Tony Hansen of the Dallas Genealogical Society.<br>  
 
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*TC231 - [http://mpaagenealogicalsociety.org/videos/rt2011cloud.html Cloud Computing: What It is and How It Has Been Used to Create the Next FamilySearch.org] presented by Brian Pugh
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*CL052 [http://mpaagenealogicalsociety.org/videos/rt2011cloud.html Virtual Presentations Round Table] moderated by Thomas MacEntee
 
*CL079: [[Genealogical Data Standards (RootsTech Session)|Genealogical Data Standards]] - open discussion moderated by [[User:AncestryInsider|the Ancestry Insider]].<br>  
 
*CL079: [[Genealogical Data Standards (RootsTech Session)|Genealogical Data Standards]] - open discussion moderated by [[User:AncestryInsider|the Ancestry Insider]].<br>  
 
*TU229: [[FamilySearch Community Tools]] - class taught by [[User:JensenFA|Fran Jensen]]
 
*TU229: [[FamilySearch Community Tools]] - class taught by [[User:JensenFA|Fran Jensen]]

Revision as of 06:29, 2 March 2011

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About

The first annual RootsTech conference was held February 10-12, 2011 in Salt Lake City.  The conference is designed to bring together both genealogists and technologists to shape the future of Family History. RootsTech is sponsored by FamilySearch and several genealogy and technology partners. Visit the official RootsTech conference page and the Lanyrd RootsTech social conference directory page for more details and links to write-ups and slide decks.

KeyNote Speakers

RootsTech 2011 featured 4 keynote speakers.  Their presentations were broadcast via live streaming. 

To learn more about each of the keynote speakers, visit the Keynote Speakers page on the Rootstech website.

Video Coverage of Keynote Addresses

  • Shane Robison - A World of Information
  • Jay Verkler - Turning Roots, Branches, Trees into Nodes, Links, Graphs
  • Curt Witcher - The Changing Face of Genealogy
  • Brewster Kahle - Personal Archiving and Primary Documents

Lunch Events

Thursday, February 10th

  • LE001 Mobile Applications: the Hows, Whys and Future presented by Kendall Hulet and sponsored by Ancestry.com
  • LE006 Family History in the Age of the Cloud presented by Chris van der Kuyl and sponsored by BrightSolid

Friday, February 11th

Saturday, February 12th

Luxegen Genealogy and Family History Blog - Rootstech Takeaways: High Tech High Touch

Conference Courses

Classes at Rootstech 2011 were organized into two tracks: Tech Users (TU) and Tech Creators (TC). In addition, there were multiple luncheon events and unconference sessions. Courses are listed at the RootsTech site and on the Lanyrd social conference directory.

More detailed information is available for each of the following courses. See [Lanyrd more links to more coverage and slide decks.

Thursday, February 10th

Friday, February 11th

Saturday, February 12th

Guidance for RootsTech Presenters was available online.

Official Conference Bloggers

RoosTech invited 16 genealogy bloggers to serve as Official Conference Bloggers. 

Bloggers (official & unofficial) and those on Twitter sure had a lot to report! To view posts and tweets, visit the Geneabloggers RootsTech blogroll

Exhibitors

The following companies exhibited at RootsTech 2011 Expo Hall:

View the floor plan map at the RootsTech site.

Attendees

News Feeds

External links