The free online sessions include some of the keynote speakers and a sampling of technology and family history presentations. Following are the six broadcasts, speakers, and times of the presentations. All times are in Mountain Standard Time (MST):
· , A world of Information, Shane Robison, chief technology officer, Hewlett Packard
· 9-9:30 a.m., Turning Roots, Branches, Trees into Nodes, Links, Graphs, Jay L. Verkler, chief executive officer, FamilySearch International
· , Digitally Preserving Your Family Heritage, Barry Ewell, founder of MyGenShare.com
· , The Changing Face of Ge
nealogy, by Curt Witcher, manager of the Historical Ge nealogy Department, Allen County Public Library
· , Cloud Computing: What is it and how it has been used to create the next familysearch.org, by Brian Pugh, senior engineer, FamilySearch International
· Personal Archiving and Primary Documents, Brewster Kahle, founder of the Internet Archives
· , Virtual Presentations Round Table and Collaborative Panel Discussion, Thomas MacEntee, professional ge
nealogist and technology specialist
· , The Power of PDF: Tools for Every Ge
nealogist, D. Josh Taylor, Director of Education and Programs at New England Historical Ge nealogical Society.
RootsTech is a new conference designed to bring technologists together with ge
nealogists to learn from each other and find solutions to the challenges faced in family history research today. The conference’s activities and offerings are focused on content that will help ge nealogists and family historians discover exciting new research tools while enabling technology creators to learn the latest development techniques from industry leaders and pioneers.
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