Saturday, June 4, 2016

#SCGS2016 Jamboree Day 2 Afternoon

I had really good intentions to go to at least one of the three talks this afternoon, but I failed miserably in favor of a nap and more Exhibit Hall rime.

The most interesting discussion I had was with Joe  Bishop of Software MacKiev.  He said that they were still working on the updates to the current Family Tree Maker 2014, but that they were minor bug fixes and there would be no major improvements in the update.  I asked about the API and he didn't mention that they had received it, only that they have a good relationship with Ancestry.  I also mentioned that the source citation templates do not provide Evidence Explained models, and that the narrative reports in FTM Version 16 were better than the reports in FTM 2014.  He recommended contacting him via email or on the Family Tree Maker website to suggest improvements to Family Tree Maker.

I took some more photos in the Exhibit Hall too.

1)  Here is Anna Swayne teaching about AncestryDNA 101 this morning:

2)  This is the Software MacKiev exhibit with Joe Bishop:

3)  Over at the MyHeritage exhibit, Ana Castro and Jane Strawn consulted with Mark Olson:

4)  The Legacy Family Tree exhibit was busy all day:

After 5 p.m., I went back to the lobby and listened to the blogger table group talk, then went upstairs to get ready for dinner.  We went down at about 6:30 p.m. to the restaurant and had dinner by ourselves - it was pretty deserted.  Afterwards, on the way out we talked to Denise Levenick and Michele Goodrum.

I didn't bother going down to the bar after dinner, I chose to write this post and work on the CVGS Newsletter which I have to publish on Monday.


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1 comment:

Sandra Steele DeFord said...

Thanks for sharing your chat with Joe Bishop, Randy. Some of his comments are troubling for FTM users that have been patiently waiting for an update. It seems that there is no urgency on his part. And thanks for pointing out the memorize & paste button on RM. In my gut, I feel that RM is just a better program. I am just going to have to bear down and get through the transition of learning it thoroughly.

Thanks for all you do.

-Sandy Steele DeFord