This morning, before I logged on to RootsTech 2015 to watch their live streaming, I checked in with Dear Myrt’s AmbushCAM—little five minute interviews with attendees—and I had seven to watch -
Myrt's AmbushCAM: Thursday #1 - Rosemary Morgan from London Roots Research www.londonrootsresearch.blogspot.co.uk
Myrt's AmbushCAM: Thursday #2 - Cyndi Ingle of Cyndi's List www.CyndisList.com
Myrt's AmbushCAM: Thursday #3 - Jeff Haddon, founder of History Lines www.Historylines.com
Myrt's AmbushCAM: Thursday #4 - Wiki Chicks www.Wiki-Chicks.wiki
Myrt's AmbushCAM: Thursday #5 - A. J. Jacobs of Global Family Reunion www.GlobalFamilyReunion.com
Myrt's AmbushCAM: Thursday #6 - Tim Firkowski of The Genealogy Assistant
Myrt's AmbushCAM: Thursday #7 - Bernice Alexander Bennett, Sherri Camp, Shelley Murphy, and Angela Y Walton-Raji from the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society www.aahgs.org
It’s best to watch all of these interviews at Dear Myrt’s Genealogy Community at https://plus.google.com/communities/104382659430904043232
Not to be late for the RootsTech 2015 live streaming session, I scurried to get ready for my day of taking in the keynote speakers, and to see who would win the Innovator Summit at 12:00, my local time. I had a few minutes to spare, so I checked out the Facebook page and found that some people were complaining about not receiving the first part of the live streaming session yesterday, but I didn’t have any difficulty. Today, I did have a bit of a problem, even after refreshing, but eventually got back on the site.
I watched the Innovator Summit Challenge Event http://rootstech.challengepost.com, and it was conducted something like Dragon’s Den, a television show in Canada http://www.cbc.ca/dragonsden, where the prizes were given by the voting of the audience and judges. There were 51 new ideas presented, and the final four were ArgusSearch, GenMarketplace, Lucidpress, and the winner – StoryWorth.
Because of technical difficulties, mine or theirs, I missed most of the keynote speech today, but did get a chance to watch Thomas MacEntee on Research Toolbox, and Ring Your Ancestor Back to the Future by Anne Leishman.
Tomorrow will be the last day for RootsTech. The day will start at 10:30 (local time), and, as usual, will be worth watching.
See you tomorrow!
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