Wednesday, January 12, 2011

RootsTech: A New Technology Conference - Early Bird Discount Ends Janurary 15th

The following is from LDSTech.


LDS Software Developers,

FamilySearch invites you to participate in , a new Utah technology conference. Whether you are a developer, engineer, or just into technology, you won’t want to miss this unique experience, February 10-12, 2011 in downtown Salt Lake City. Come learn the latest technologies and techniques from industry leaders and pioneers in:

• Cloud computing
• Mobile apps
• Social networking
• User platforms
• Geo-mapping
• Digitization

RootsTech encourages solutions to development challenges in the fast-growing field of genealogy – but you don’t need to be involved in the genealogy market to benefit from this conference. There will be a wide variety of sessions and workshops that will help your work, regardless of your area of expertise. RootsTech brings together innovative minds to tackle challenging technology problems like these:

• 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, you’ll hear from leaders in the technology world like Shane Robison, Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy and Technology officer at Hewlett-Packard, and Brewster Kahle, founder of the Internet Archive and the Open Content Alliance. Learn new skills through interactive presentations and hands-on workshops and join with major technology creators like Microsoft, Dell, FamilySearch,, and brightsolid in a collaborative and exciting environment.

Plus – put your expertise to the test in the RootsTech Developers’ Challenge. Compete with other developers to take an innovative idea from conception to demonstration right at the conference and have the chance to win an Xbox Kinect.

Check out the RootsTech 2011 conference program ( ) to see the full list of classes and workshops.
Register now at :

• $99 through January 15, 2011
• $150 beginning January 16, 2011

RootsTech is sponsored by Microsoft, Dell, FamilySearch, Brigham Young University,, brightsolid, the New England Historic Genealogical Society, the Federation of Genealogical Societies, and the National Genealogical Society.

Alan Smoot
Community Business Development Manager, ICS

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