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Saturday, March 16, 2013

RootsTech Unconferencing Lunch Discussions

In a recent press release RootsTech outlined three Unconferencing Lunch Discussions. I have been asked to participate in the Tree Connect Panel scheduled for Friday, March 22 at 12:50 pm. You might notice that some of the products that are being discussed have yet to be fully developed. This might be a good place to come and get a look at the near future of products connected in some way to FamilySearch.org's Family Tree. Here is an outline of the programs:

Discussion panels are moderated sessions designed to share the varied expertise of select panelists. These sessions are already scheduled around certain topics. The moderator and audience ask intriguing questions. Discussions are design to help consumers and genealogist understand what technologist are doing for them. Quickly grab lunch or bring it over to an engaging and revealing discussion.

Tree Access Panel moderated by Gordon Clarke Thursday 21st 12:50 PM, Unconferencing Room 1
Event Description: A panel of vendors offering products that digitally assist consumers using tree data for special analysis, visualizations and printing. An Access Logo on the website indicates that FamilySearch Family Tree data can be read from the vendor’s
application or utility.
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Tree Connect Panel moderated by Gordon Clarke Friday 22nd 12:50 PM, Unconferencing Room 1
Event Description: A panel of vendors offering products that assist consumers in preserving and connecting online digital artifacts of family memories to persons in a family tree. A Connect Logo indicates that you can attach references about your
ancestors to records, images, stories, and other media found on the internet. These attached sources of evidence can be viewed by anyone using FamilySearch FamilyTree.
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Tree Share Panel moderated by Gordon Clarke Saturday 23rd 12:50 PM, Unconferencing Room 1
Event Description: A panel of vendors offering products that assist consumers in sharing their tree data with other
products and online public trees. A Share Logo indicates that you can reconcile and share tree data between the vendor’s product and FamilySearch Family Tree.
Confirmed Tree Access Panelists:
Tom Auga (Muddy Heroes), Pierre Cloutier (Progeny Genealogy), Janet Horvoka (Family ChartMasters); Matt Misbach (TreeSeek); Doug Butts (GenealogyWallCharts); Scott Carlson (Arbor Vitae Software);
Possible Questions:
How do special analysis, visualization, and charts help with genealogy?
When will you be compatible with FamilySearch Family Tree? 
What is your mobile strategy?
How can others collaborate with your customers? Your data?


Confirmed Tree Connect Panelists:
Brian Moncur (Billion Graves, LegacyMobile), Dovy Paukstys (Real- Time Collaboration), Justin Jones (iLived); Nate Quigley (Just Family); Tom Cormier (LegacyStories); James Tanner (Genealogy’s Star), Teresa Clark (Story@Home)
Possible Questions:
• What is the value of recording and sharing “Family Memories”? 
• What are the obstacles/difficulties for doing this?
• What initiatives could improve the recording and sharing?
• How could vendors work together better?

• How does Social Media (Facebook, Google+ ) help or fall short?

Confirmed Share Panelists:
Gaylon Findlay (Incline Software), Luc Comeau (Millennial Corp.), Earl Mott (Real-Time Collaboration), Bruce Buzbee (RootsMagic)
Possible Questions:
• Why keep a family tree separate from FamilySearch’s
When will you be compatible with FamilySearch Family Tree?
What is your mobile strategy?
How can others collaborate with your customers? Your data?

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