About the Conference
The FamilySearch Developer Conference (DevCon) is a technology conference designed for programmers and software companies interested in the Family History market. This event is for developers who want to improve their application design and programming skills and to meet, discuss and share with experts and peers in the industry. FamilySearch DevCon offers something for everyone, regardless of experience in family history or programming solutions. Come to hear great keynotes, learn from other experts, discuss industry issues and opportunities, connect with existing and new friends, and participate in social activities that include team programming challenges that may take some into the late evening and early morning.
Focus on Programming
The conference follows a two-day format with lunch and dinner included on the first day and lunch as an additional paid option for the second day. The Hack-a-thon activity begins the evening of the first day and ends the morning of the second day. The presentations, workshops and activities fall into three major areas of focus that enhance individual and team abilities to provide winning products.
- Knowledge to Define – Industry Landscape, Research, User Needs, Trends, and Vision
- Methods to Create and Deliver – Platforms, Frameworks, SDKs, Libraries, Languages, Tools
- Activities to Develop Teamwork – Workshops, Panels, Demos, Eat, Code, and Play Together
Everyone Can Participate
- We are inviting the submission of presentations, panels, ideas, demos and topic discussions for FamilySearch DevCon 2014 sessions. Sessions should inform and motivate both those seeking to begin projects and those continuing to improve innovative solutions through software and websites. Submissions of sessions will be accepted until August 29, 2014. The earliest submissions will get the best times and locations. Please select the participation tab to submit your session type and topic.
- Open Meetings
- The schedule presents various times that rooms are available to hold your own meeting. When you arrive, please sign-up on the board outside rooms 2265 and 2295. You can also grab a table in the Community Room anytime one is available. Just try not to use a table for a meeting for more than an hour.
- Meet new people by being friendly with the people you sit with. Don’t just sit with people you already know.
- Pick a project and join a team. Join forces to kick out a prototype application in 8 hours or less.
- For more information visit: http://ce.byu.edu/cw/fsdc/