Brethren & Sisters,
FamilySearch is pleased to invite you to participate in the first annual RootsTech Conference on Technology and Genealogy, February 10-12, 2011 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
RootsTech presents outstanding opportunities for technology creators including:
- Exploring the latest development technologies and techniques using mobile apps, social networking, geo-mapping and more
- Learning practical software development skills from industry leaders and pioneers
- Creating solutions to challenging problems in a rapidly-growing market segment
As one of the top three consumer hobbies worldwide, the field of genealogy offers unique opportunities for technology developers to tap into a profitable and intriguing market category. RootsTech encourages innovative minds to define the future of genealogy through finding solutions to development challenges including:
- Mobile apps solutions that allow for tagging of documents and images with geographical, temporal, and relational data
- Facebook "how am I related" apps and temporally aware geo searches
- Software that automatically crawls, classifies, and extracts genealogical information from the general web
- Relationship reconstruction from disparate sources
At RootsTech, learn new skill sets through interactive presentations and hands-on workshops on cloud network solutions, available APIs, user platforms, social networking, digitization, and mobile apps. Join technology users and major technology creators like Microsoft, Dell, FamilySearch, Ancestry.com, and brightsolid to collaborate on technical problems that define the future of genealogy.
Visit the RootsTech 2011 Conference program to see the full list of sessions.
- $99 through January 7, 2011
- $150 beginning January 8, 2011
RootsTech is sponsored by Microsoft, Dell, Brigham Young University, the New England Historic Genealogical Society, brightsolid, Ancestry.com, the Federation of Genealogical Societies, and the National Genealogical Society.