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RootsTech 2014 Day 2 - Fri, 7 Feb 2014

We’re now starting my third full day of #RootsTech activity. Lots happened again. Here’s what:

I got to the keynotes in the middle of the Legal Genealogist’s talk. She was very dynamic. I liked her stories, but didn’t tweet about it, so lets start with my first tweet for the next keynote.

It was nice talking to Dear Myrtle (Pat Richley-Erickson) again. I also had nice talks today with, in no particular order, Randy Seaver, Drew Smith, Lisa Louise Cooke, John Ralls, Colleen Greene, one of da Sistas in Zion, Banai Feldman, Luther Tychonievich, Tammy Hepps, James Tanner, Uri Gonen, Mark Olsen, Shonda Schallenberger, Justin York, John Clark and Brynne Gallup, as well as many others on a casual basis.

RootsTech 2014 Day 1 - Thu, 6 Feb 2014

Today was the official first day of #RootsTech. Here’s what happened according to my tweets:

And this was the tweet from the girl who said that:

More tomorrow.

RootsTech 2014 Innovators Summit - Wed, 5 Feb 2014

Today was the day before the official start of #RootsTech 2014, and it was called the Innovator’s Summit. There were probably about 400 people who attended the Keynote, and that was followed by 4 4 sessions with 4 speakers to choose from in each session.

Today I was live tweeting a lot at the session using the official #RootsTech hash tag, and those described my day quite well. This year, I’ll do something different and summarize my daily blog entries by listing my tweets. So here goes:

At 9 a.m., 11 of us met for breakfast at the Blue Lemon. The others included Gordon Clarke, Jimmy Zimmerman, Laura Cutler, Dallan Quass, Ryan Heaton, Tammy Hepps, Justin Long, Brooke Ganz and John Clark. Dovy Paukstys sent his regrets.

Got to talk to James Tanner. Met and talked briefly with Amy Coffin.

At the end of the Town Hall Session, I talked to Catherine “Kitty” Cooper and her husband Shipley Munsen of FamilySearch.

While there, I talked briefly to Randy Seaver and his wife.

If you want to see my RootsTech tweets live, then follow me on @louiskessler. Otherwise, wait until the evening tomorrow and the other days, and I’ll post them here.