Friday, May 24, 2013

SCGS Genealogy Jamboree News and App

The 2013 Genealogy Jamboree is just around the corner, June 7th to 9th, at the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank, 2500 Hollywood Way, Burbank. The Family History and DNA conference is held on Thursday, June 6.

The Southern California Genealogical Society Jamboree blog has several announcements today:

*  Jamboree: Class Selection Survey Now Available

*  Free Webinar on June 1 - Sneak Peek at Jamboree

*  #SCGS2013 Genealogy Jamboree App Now Available!

*  Jamboree:  Ancestry Will Scan Your Documents FREE! #SCGS2013

Today, May 24th, is the last day for Jamboree Registration and for reservations for special event breakfasts, lunches and dinners.  It ends at midnight PDT, 24 May.

Walk-in registration will open at 7:00 a.m. for the DNA conference on June 6. Walk-in registration for Jamboree will be open at 12:00 noon Friday and at 8:00 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. Registrations are available for each day, and for the three-day Jamboree.

To register online:
DNA and Family History Conference
SCGS Current and New Members 
SCGS Nonmembers 

Here are some screen shots of the 2013 Jamboree App:

1)  The Dashboard:

There are icons for My Schedule, Exhibitors, Maps, Classes, Speakers, Show Documents, Photo Gallery, Videos, Twitter, Friends, Attendees, Downloads, Facebook, LinkedIn and SCGS Library.

I don't have any classes on My Schedule yet, so i'll show that later.

The only Map available to date is a local street map.  I expect that a map of the classrooms and the exhibit hall will be added.

There are several Show documents available.

There are no entries yet in the Photo Gallery, Videos, Friends, or Downloads areas yet.

2)  The "Exhibitors" icon leads to an alphabetical list of exhibitors:

Clicking on one of them reveals contact information about each exhibitor:

I can click on the "Visited" button after I visit Denise at her booth.

3)  The "Classes" icon on the Dashboard leads me to a choice between "Browse by Day" or "Browse by Track:"

I chose "Browse by Day" and went to Friday, and saw the list of classes available by time, class number, presenter, and class title:

Clicking on a Class, more information is provided:

One interesting item I don't recall seeing is the "Class Notes" button on the class item above - I can tap right into the class notes area o my iPhone or Samsung tablet.

However, the class location is not provided yet.  I hope that it will be!

4)  I added information to My Profile (in the "Friends" or "Attendee" icon, I can't recall!), and was soon added to the list of "Attendees:"

What's missing?  There's no "Official Bloggers" list this year, but if bloggers highlight their posts on Twitter they should be found by Jamboree attendees with the App.

The 2013 Jamboree App seems to be updated on a regular basis.

I need to add the "My Schedule" items (I filled out the class schedule survey this week) and then I'll post the classes that I hope to attend each day.  I also need to add the App to my tablet.

The SCGS Genealogy Jamboree starts two weeks from today - I sure hope to see many Genea-Musings readers and genea-bloggers there!  I'm really looking forward to it.  Linda and I will come on Thursday afternoon on the Amtrak train, and return on Sunday evening to San Diego.  I am not attending the Family History and DNA Conference on Thursday.

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