Tuesday, January 31, 2012

RootsTech Conference APP is available - Tech Tuesday

Are you going to RootsTech Conference? Feb 2-4, 2012 Salt Lake City, Utah.............If you are the Roots Tech APP is out. I have downloaded it on my iPad (and then the iCloud &iTunes downloaded the app on my iPhone too. The app is great, very similiar to the Southern California Jamboree App from last year since it was developed by the same people. If you used the Jamboree App then you know what I mean when I say it is a wonderful resource anytime before, during and after the conference. If you didn't use it TOO BAD! you really missed out. You can get this app at the App Store or iTunes - FREE

Everytime you open the APP it updates which is a good thing. You will always have the latest information about the conference.

On the 'DashBoard' (home page) you will see.........
MY SCHEDULE - your calendar, so valuable - you can add all your sessions, lunches, dinners, library time, and whatever else you are thinking about doing
MAPS - shows the lay out of the exhibit hall and another map of the Salt Palace - good to know the layout before you get there and to help you when you get lost
EVENTS - ALL the sessions are listed, one list for developer and one list for use (that would be me) you can browse through each day and actually fill up MY SCHEDULE (your calendat) of course you can always change your mind and with a click you delete off one session and add a new one.
SPEAKERS - gives you a short speakers bio, the sessions they are presenting,  day & time, alittle about the session (these are even interactive and give you full details about the session and allows you to assign the session to your calendar) there is a notes section for that presentation, you are able to evaluate and rate the session and send it in right after the sesssion ends (this is good because alot of time we don't take time to do this and then we just forget) -- wow, what alot of detail. CONFERENCE DOCUMENTS these are PDF's of the exhibitors, keynotes 1 & 2, week-at-a-glance, demo theater schedule and unconferening. You can email these documents or download them right onto your iPad/iPhone. I am very curious about the 'unconferencing'......  it is not what I thought. It says "it is an opportunity for RootsTech attendees to create impromptu discussion sessions to topics of their choice. It is a casual forum for attendees to collabotate,  discuss new ideas, come in contact with others who have common interests, and participate in the innovative thought process." hummm!! this could be excellent if there is enough time in the day.
PHOTO GALLERY -  just what I thought -photos. And there are already 7 photos and yes you can take a picture right from that screen and it will be in this gallery for allllllllll to see. NICE!!
VIDEOS - there are quite afew videos in this section.......  don't see a spot where I can make a video and add it to the collection but that is ok.  Examples: Pearl Harbor; FamilySearch Indexing; Using Name Variations to Fnd a Record; 5 Minute Genealgoy 1950; RootsTech Genealogy Conference 2012;  and so much more.
TWITTER - see what people are saying about the conference  - need a wifi connection
FRIENDS -  ?? looks like you need a Profile and then you can keep up with friends.
NEWS -  Tech Tips..... lots of information but you need wifi connection
ABOUT RootsTech 2012 -

What a wonderful resource to keep in touch and make your time at the conference more efficient.

Look for more posts next week from the RootsTech Conference in Salt Lake City from the Radisson Hotel and the Salt Palace.


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