Friday, June 1, 2012

Getting Ready for SCGS Genealogy Jamboree NEXT WEEK!

It's June 1st, and the SCGS Genealogy Jamboree 2012 in Burbank is NEXT WEEK.  Yikes - time sure flies when you're having fun.  And we'll have more fun next week at Jamboree.  We're taking the train from San Diego to Burbank on Thursday next week, so that we have Thursday evening to socialize a bit (anyone have plans?) and enjoy a full Friday schedule.  We'll come back on the 4 p.m. train on Sunday.

Many Jamboree planning posts are on the SCGS Genealogy Jamboree Blog - check it out for information.

I downloaded the SCGS2012 Jamboree app for my iPhone last week, and made my picks for the class sessions that I might attend.  Then I realized, today, that I had not received a link to the Syllabus.  I knew that, being an Early Bird registrant, that I would receive a CDROM and a printed syllabus when I picked up my registration materials.

The SCGS2012 Jamboree app has access to the syllabus articles also.  A user can either download a syllabus article to read on their mobile device, or can send a link to a PDF to their email address.  Since it's hard to read PDFs on my iPhone, I chose to send some links to myself via email, then collect them and read them over the next week so that I'm "ready" to attend the sessions.

When I clicked on the "Syllabi" icon, I received a list of the available syllabus articles (note that not all are on the list):

I clicked on one of the items on the list, and had to choose between "Download" and "Email":

If I download the item, then I can read it on my screen, but apparently it is not saved anywhere (that I've found...).  It can be read with a lot of scrolling:

If  I chose to Email it to myself, I can tap in my email address and a link to the syllabus article will be sent to me.

After clicking the links and reading the articles, I saved them to my hard drive and will print some of them out next week before we go to the Genealogy Jamboree.

I may read the article on my iPhone while in the session if the wi-fi coverage, or cell phone coverage, is good enough.

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Paula Hinkel said...

Randy, great job on introducing folks to some of the features of the App. I couldn't have done better! Are you going to continue the lesson?

J. Paul Hawthorne said...

I didn't know they had an app. Thanks for the info.