1) I checked the Genealogy Jamboree website, and clicked on the "Schedule" tab, but could not figure out how to find the syllabus materials if they exist on the website. Apparently, I have two logins - one for my membership in SCGS and one for the mobile app.
2) I checked the SCGS 2016 mobile app on my Samsung tablet and my iPhone, and managed to sync the information on the two devices.
Here is the process I used to see some of the syllabus material:
* Here is the mobile app opening screen on the iPhone:
* I tapped the second one on the list for Friday - my own session - and saw the summary information:
* Scrolling down, I could see the bottom of the screen, and saw under the "Resources" section the link for "Handouts:"
* I tapped the "Handouts" link and had a choice of actions:
The choices available are "Take Notes on Handout," "Download Handout," and "Email Handout."
* I tapped on "Download Handout" and was back to the screen with the Handout link. I tapped it again and now saw:
I could "Take Notes on Handout," "Open Handout In-App," "Open Handout in..." or "Email Handout."
* I chose to "Open Handout In-App" and could read the handout:
All I had to do was scroll up and down, and a bit of right or left, to see the text.
* I was intrigued by the "Open Handout in ..." option, so I tried that and saw:
I could share the handout via AirDrop, or I could "Add to Notes," "Copy to Books," "Copy to Adobe Acrobat," "Copy to Evernote, and "Copy to Dropbox."
* I chose to "Copy to Dropbox" and selected my "Downloads" file folder on Dropbox. The file was saved as a PDF in my Dropbox "Downloads" file folder. The only problem is that the file name is not specific - I will have to edit the file name in Dropbox to reflect the session, speaker and title.
This was a bit unwieldy - I had to close my Dropbox app after each download and open the SCGS 2016 app again on my iPhone, but it's manageable.
* The process is similar on the Android app, but not exact. I couldn't save the file to Dropbox, but I could read it on the tablet much easier than on the iPhone.
I can study these downloaded files on the train trip to Burbank on Thursday morning.
3) I will receive a CDROM with all of the syllabus material on Thursday evening when I register for the conference, which I will copy onto my laptop computer so that I have it available in the hotel room or on the desktop computer after I get home.
So now I'm almost ready to go! I wonder what I've forgotten?
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