What a hectic day!
7:00 am I just got into the breakfast room at The Radisson before a big queue built up. As I had left Mr Geniaus asleep I shared a table with fellow Android enthusiast Linda McCauley whom I had not previously met.
|Paul Nauta showing the ropes to Nancy Shively and Lynn Palermo|
|Thomas the blingmaster|
|Putting finishing touches to the interview rooms and the media hub where Official Bloggers hang out|
|Play area in the exhibit hall|
10:00 am Settled down in the media hub to go over my slides for this afternoon's presentation. Didn't get a lot done because I was so busy meeting online genimates; meeting these folk is just like catching up with friends one knows in 'real life'. I was particularly excited to meet Bart Brenner as I like his approach to genealogy.
|Geniaus chatting with the new CEO of Familysearch, Dennis Brimhall, the outgoing CEO Jay Verkler and Randy Seaver|
12:00 pm I don't think I bungled the interview with Darrin. We'll see when I get the file which I'll probably post on Youtube.
I got conscientious after lunch and attended two sessions before mine. I attended the first session on Using Android Devices for Genealogy and Family History with David Lifferth. I was pleased that he and his co-presenter took a different approach to this topic than that I had planned.
I made a poor choice with my next session The Powers of Evernote: Photos, URL's, Censuses, Geo-location, and Stories I should have taken note of the Beginner status of this session as I didn't learn anything new about Evernote, The presenters Tevya Washburn and Kurt Francom were very enthusiastic and offered further help to those present. As the room was so crowded and I was sandwiched between two portly gentlemen I was unable to take notes, photos or tweet from this session.
4:00 pm was tummy butterflies time for me as my session approached. Thankfully much of the crowd from the previous session filed out of the room so I was able to cool down before taking the stage. I was buoyed by a number of greetings I received from Australian genies via various social media, it also was good to have the support of Jan Gow from New Zealand and Mr Geniaus in the audience, thank you. I think my presentation went well. Even my harshest critic, Mr Geniaus, said it was okay. Others said I was cute and funny while others said they learnt something. Thanks to the audience especially my breakfast mate, Linda McCauley, who contributed valuable insights to the conversation.
Tweets that I came across included:
I am most appreciative of the input from my Australian Genimates, Shelley from Canberra and Tanya from the North Coast of New South Wales, The Galaxy Girls, who helped me with content for the presentation.
|The final slide|