Thursday, February 2, 2012

RootsTech Keynote

Just some quick thoughts regarding Jay Verkler's engaging keynote this morning.

  • Bringing users and developers together to develop exchange mechanisms for genealogical information
  • Demonstrated ways of linking information together and embedding media in an engaging, user friendly way.
  • Updating GEDCOM to transfer all of your information.
  • Developing in a way to be able to add changes in the future
  • Google Software Engineers demonstrated changes they have made in searches friendlier to those searching for historical information. Apparently we can do this now.
  • Including the souce authority to allow users to judge the reliability of information. Jay even quoted Elizabeth Shown Mills.
  • Then they did some fun demonstrations that us, our children and grandchildren might use information in the future.
Just quick thoughts. This is a need to view presentation if you have the opportunity to watch a recording. Gotta see it to appreciate it.

On to the vendor hall.

© 2012, copyright Michelle Goodrum


  1. Michelle, I watched it streamed, and it was excellent, great sound and visuals. You are so lucky to be there!

  2. I watched it this morning on line. It was a great, and clearly a lot of thought and organisation has gone into a fabulous conference. I am very envious!