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Written by Gordon Clarke   
Monday, 14 November 2011

RootsTech Conference 2012Developers, engineers, and technology enthusiasts are invited to participate in RootsTech 2012, a leading edge conference at the heart of the fast growing genealogy technology industry. RootsTech 2012 will be held February 2–4, 2012, in Salt Lake City, Utah, and presents outstanding opportunities for technology creators. At this conference you can:

  • Explore the latest development technologies and techniques using cloud computing, mobile apps, social networking, geo-mapping, and more
  • Learn practical software development skills from industry leaders and pioneers
  • Create solutions to challenging problems in a rapidly-growing market segment
  • Consider possibilities of connecting genealogy market with other consumer applications
  • Compete in the 2nd annual RootsTech Developers’ Challenge

Genealogy is one of the top consumer hobbies and interests worldwide, and family-related web applications are at the core of some of the most popular social media sites. The field of genealogy specifically offers unique opportunities for technology developers to tap into a profitable and rewarding market category or help bridge it to other value-added applications and markets. RootsTech encourages innovative minds to join this evolving industry and help define future consumer experiences.

Register before November 30, 2011, to take advantage of the early bird discount rate ($129). Check out the full range of exciting class offerings, activities, and special events online now at RootsTech 2012.

Register now at

  • $129 through November 30, 2011
  • $189 beginning December 1, 2011

RootsTech is sponsored by FamilySearch, Microsoft, Dell, Oracle, brightsolid,,, Brigham Young University, the New England Historic Genealogical Society, the Federation of Genealogical Societies, and the National Genealogical Society.



# 2011-11-24 12:36
I have very ho-hum knowledge of software developmet, technology etc., however, I have a strong interest in genealogy. Am I a good candidate for this conference?
# Gordon Clarke 2011-12-06 16:11
Rootstech is for technologist and technically inclined genealogist
# Judy Bryant 2011-12-11 00:37
What RootsTech has done to its vendors is unconscionable! To ban book publishers and related companies at this late date and in this economy is unethical at the very least.

I'm a life-long genealogist and retired tech educator who started teaching university computer classes in the 1970's. I also read books. Do I qualify as a "technically inclined genealogist?" Or am I also unwelcome at this conference? [No matter--I don't support ventures that knowingly operate in bad faith with vendors.]

I have no personal connection to anyone affected by this decision, but your list of commercial sponsors is fascinating: Microsoft, Dell, Oracle, brightsolid,, and Those businesses might also ready themselves for negative reactions from a very, very large pool of customers.

Shame on everyone who took part in this decision--some things are just wrong.
# Gordon C. 2011-12-12 10:57
RootsTech 2012 has reached capacity for registered exhibitors. We our looking at how to expand to accommodate more booth space.

We are looking for a way to add the book publishers that have submitted applications for space.

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