Friday, June 6, 2014

Day 1 at the SCGS Genealogy Jamboree 2014

Friday, 6 June, was a very full day at the SCGS Jamboree.  This was the official first day.

After breakfast at the Blogger Island table, I sent to the 8:30 a.m. presentation by Josh Taylor and Elyse Doerflinger on "Engaging the Next Generation."  They had lots of good ideas, and had many questions from the audience.

Then it was off to the Genealogy World Roundtable session - I sat in for about 30 minutes with Dave Dowell on DNA.  At 19:30 a.m. I hosted the "Technology and Social Media" table and had six attendees.  We discussed Facebook (one didn't have Facebook and wanted to hear more about it), blogging, Twitter and Google+ (nobody else was using Google+).  I also showed them how Hangouts On Air are on YouTube and several of the YouTube channels with genealogy content.

I met Linda and we had lunch in the breezeway from the roach coach setup between the buildings.  The exhibit hall had opened so I walked around a bit and took some pictures, then was off to hear Judy G. Russell speak on "Dowered and Bound Out."  Judy is always good and had many excellent document examples.  I sat up close to a screen so I could see more detail.

At 2:30 p.m., I was off to roam the exhibit hall some more and take more pictures.  See the picture blog posts.  At 4 p.m. I went to hear Kathy Warburton on "Free British Records" and got some good ideas, but I got sleepy and dozed a bit too.

At 5 p.m., I met Linda and we had our cartoon caricature done for free, see below:

Then it was out to dinner with Steve and Gini Webb to Sharky's Wood-Fired Mexican Grill.  We had a good time.  Back at the hotel by 7 p.m., I got my laptop and came down to the Blogger Island table to find the Next Generation Genealogy Network group having a meeting.  After a bit, the group broke up and I got my end of the table to work on and updated the Best Of post, the SCGS compendium post, wrote the two photo posts and this post.  The Friday night dinner was over, and a lot of folks went by to the bar, and then back while the ever-changing group at the table talked about everything.  They all went off qt about 10:15 and I finished this post.

I'm done - off to bed, ready for Saturday.  I'm on the Blogger Summit panel at 11:30 a.m.  If you
re here, please come hear what we have to share.

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1 comment:

Unknown said...

Really love the caricature of you and Linda.