Thursday, January 12, 2012

Rootstech 2012 Presentations - 11 a.m. Thursday, 2 February

I'm going to list all of the presentations at RootsTech 2012 session by session in a series of posts.  You can see the full schedule of all sessions at

Here is the schedule for Thursday, 2 February at 11 a.m. until 12 noon.  The links provide information on the presentation and the speaker:

*  11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Room 255E
Presentation for All Users
How Lexmark and FamilySearch Are Working Together to Scan, Route, and OCR Family History Documents
Tim Rowland

*  11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Room 260
Hands-on Workshop for Intermediate Developers
The REST of the things you should know about HTTP
Timothy Stokes

*  11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Room 255F
Presentation for Beginner Users
Using WikiTree to collaborate with your non-genealogist family members
Chris Whitten

*  11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Room 259
Presentation for Intermediate Developers
Top 10 security threats and how to minimize them
Michael Buck

*  11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Room 355D
Presentation for Beginner Users
Mining Newspaper Archives
Kathleen Murray
Tara Carlisle

*  11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Room 355A
Presentation for Beginner Developers
IBM InfoSphere Identity Insight Deep Dive
Brad Allen

*  11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Room 255C
Presentation for Intermediate Users
Genealogists “Go Mobile”
Sandra Crowley

*  11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Room 255A
Presentation for Beginner Developers
A New GEDCOM: Project Scope, Goals, and Governance
Ryan Heaton

*  11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Room 257
Presentation for Intermediate Developers
Using Event Driven Architectures in the Real-Time Web
Phil Windley

*  11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Room 258
Hands-on Workshop for Intermediate Users
How to Create an Exciting Interactive Family History Story Tour with Google Earth
Lisa Louise Cooke

*  11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Room 255D
Presentation for Advanced Users
One-Step Webpages: A Hodgepodge of Lesser-Known Gems
Stephen Morse

*  11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Room 155
Presentation for Intermediate Users
Do I Trust the Cloud?
D. Joshua Taylor

*  11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Room 255B
Presentation for Beginner Users
A Genealogical Society Using Social Media
Torill Johnsen

Right away I have a major problem - I would love to sit in on five or six of these talks.  It may come down to "if they have an excellent syllabus, then I'll go somewhere else."  Fortunately, I've seen the excellent Steve Morse presentation!

My preferred choices for this session include:

*  Chris Whitten on Using WikiTree (I use WikiTree...)
*  Sandra Crowley on Going Mobile (I just got an iPhone...)
*  Ryan Heaton on GEDCOM (a developer talk, will I understand it?)
*  Lisa Louise Cooke on Creating Family Stories (I love Google Earth)
*  Josh Taylor on Trusting the Cloud (I need to learn more here...)

By the way, the registration fee for RootsTech 2012 is $149 through Friday, 13 January.  It goes up to $189 after that.

What session would you like to attend?

Disclosure:  I am an Official Blogger for RootsTech 2012, and have had my registration fee paid for by the organization.  I look forward to attending this conference!

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Copyright (c) Randall J. Seaver, 2012

1 comment:

Cousin Russ said...


I am NOT an official blogger. My current plans are

Using WikiTree to Collaborate - want to learn about that from Chris and I guess Elyse is going to be around.

RootsTech Genealogy Idol - voting for YOU

Twitter - It's Not Just about ...

and Google+ pr Face Book.

See you there.