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RootsTech 2011


RootsTech LogoAre you attend­ing RootsTech in Salt Lake City next week?

RootsTech is a new fam­ily his­tory and tech­nol­ogy con­fer­ence, which aims to unite tech­nol­o­gists and tech­nol­ogy users. Sponsors of the con­fer­ence include the usual sus­pects (FGS, NEHGS, NGS (for which I am a board mem­ber), Brightsolid, Archives.com, and Ancestry), but also tech­nol­ogy lead­ers such as Microsoft, Dell, Novell, Oracle, and Sprint.

There will be booths and pre­sen­ta­tions, but there are top-notch key note speak­ers on the billing, including

  • Shane Robison, Executive VP and Chief Strategy and Technology Officer, Hewlett-Packard
  • Brewster Kahle, Founder of WAIS and the Internet Archive
  • Curt B. Witcher, Historical Genealogy Dept. Manager, Allen County Public Library
  • Jay Verkler, CEO, FamilySearch

The con­fer­ence starts on Thursday 10 February and runs through Saturday 12 February. I will be there rep­re­sent­ing the NGS and par­tic­i­pat­ing in a dis­cus­sion on Saturday morn­ing on genealog­i­cal data mod­els. Check out the full list of events.

 
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