Thursday, October 16, 2014

A Hangout High

It always takes me a while to come down after a GeniAus Hangout on Air and last Tuesday's was no exception. I was joined by an exceptional group of panelists who had so much to say and share about the topic, CGD (Continuing Genealogical Development). I do enjoy chatting with these folk in the informal atmosphere of a Google hangout on Air.

Unfortunately due to the stormy conditions in and around Sydney several panelists were not able to stay the distance. I'm sorry we missed your contributions but appreciate the effort you made to connect.

I detected several themes coming through in the conversations. These included the importance of organisation, citing one's sources and the value of blogging. Panelists took part in a range of traditional and online learning activities and appreciated podcasts, hangouts and webinars. It was interesting to note that many of the panelists work or have worked in IT related jobs and that most of them are geneabloggers.

When I put the panelists on the spot and asked them to nominate a presenter they would recommend these names were mentioned Lisa-Louise Cooke, Chris Paton, Thomas MacEntee, Dick Eastman, Richard Reid, Kerry Farmer, Maria Northcote, Helen Smith, Kim Phillips, Cyndi Ingle and GeniAus. Watch out for them at an event near you or online.

Among the events panelists plan to attend are Rootstech 2015, Congress 2015, The Unlock the Past Baltic Cruise and the NSWACT State Conference.


TravelGenee said...

Thanks again for running the Hangout. It is great to hear others ideas and practices and incorporate them into my research.
You mentioned the need to remove some posts via twitter for the you do each day. Sorry if these are ever me. Like you I think people post too often so feel bad when I repeat myself however with the volume of tweets research shows it is necessary. It is unfortunate however the research/recommendations from the twitter gurus is that you need to post multiple times as the life in a feed is only minutes. Fran

Cassmob (Pauleen) said...

I enjoyed hearing about how others approach their CGD and realise I should keep a log of mine. It was also good to be able to promote #AFFHO Congress 2015 and whet people's enthusiasm for it.

Cassmob (Pauleen) said...

And yes, forgot to say, thanks for being a Hangouts On Air guru and getting us all involved.

Jill Ball said...

Fran, you are still well and truly in in the list.

Jill Ball said...

Pauleen, This last hangout was good because of the quality of panelists like you and Fran who have strong opinions and give thoughtful responses.


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