You may have seen the shiny new button in the sidebar here at GeneaBloggers stating that I am an rootstech Official Blogger. I am happy to say that not only am I delivering three panel presentations during the conference (February 10-12, 2011 in Salt Lake City, Utah), but that yes, I am an Official Blogger.
I can’t yet reveal what the duties of an Official Blogger entails, but I can tell you this so far about rootstech and why it will ROCK!
- You can still catch the early bird registration between now and January 7, 2011 for only $99. Can you believe that? Three solid days of technical education for just $33 a day? And better yet, students get all three days for $35. Amazing.
- Not only will you be able to mingle and meet with other genealogists and family historians, but you will also meet other technology folks who may not have a background in genealogy, but want to learn more about the needs of the genealogical community.
- Yours truly will be presenting sessions entitled Genealogy Blogs: Impact and Influence in the Genealogy Community, Self-Publishing for Genealogists and Genealogical Societies, and Virtual Presentations Roundtable. Each panel will have well-known genealogy bloggers and genealogists involved in discussions of important technology issues for the genealogical community.
- Hotel pricing is very reasonable and I have an inside scoop on a deal not yet announced. Also, Dick Eastman has been tracking hotel pricing for rootstech – see his post here.
- The sessions announced so far, let alone the keynote addresses and banquets, look amazing. Almost 45 sessions each day. Subject cover everything from blogs, social media, programming and platforms such as SQL, PHP, Ruby on Rails, and much more.
- And it is at the Salt Palace Convention Center – just steps from Temple Square and the Family History Library.
You’ll be hearing much more about rootstech in the next few weeks, especially after the holiday season. And start looking for those rootstech Official Blogger badges in the sidebars of your favorite genealogy blogs. Besides, FamilySearch must know me well and the fact that I like shiny, sparkly things like neat blog badges!
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