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RootsTech 2014 Day 3 - Sat, 8 Feb 2014

If you count the Innovators Summit day, this is really my 4th day, and the final day of RootsTech. I have to wrap up and leave by 1 p.m. to catch my flight home.

Seeing the Dead Sea Scrolls made me miss the Keynotes today. I only had a couple of hours, so I decided to see the rest of the Exhibit Hall, and say my goodbyes to those I could find.

1 o’clock had rolled around and I had to go. It was now raining outside and looked like it was going to be depressing weather in Salt Lake City for a few days. But I had earlier in the day got this:

They tried to warn me, but it didn’t stop me.

Overall, I thought RootsTech was a really good conference. Almost everything was better than in 2012, when I was there last. The only thing I thought was missing that they did in 2012 was showing the Twitter feeds on one or two of the SmartBoards. Somehow that got forgotten either last year or this year. But I passed the idea at the RootsTech help desk, and they’ll pass the idea forward for next year.

I’ll provide a summary of the things I got out of RootsTech and what that means to Behold in the next day or two.

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.