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The Mormon Channel Project PDF Print E-mail
Written by Tom Johnson   
Tuesday, 06 October 2009

The Mormon Channel iPhone application is the first software release from the LDSTech community. Not only does it stream the Mormon Channel on the iPhone, it also plays recordings of general conference talks, Church magazine articles, and scriptures. The application was given a four-star rating in iTunes and has been downloaded more than 55,000 times in more than 53 countries.

Views of the Mormon Channel iPhone application while streaming the Mormon Channel, browsing magazine content, and listening to magazine articles

The Mormon Channel Project will create version 2.0 of the iPhone application and also create applications to stream the Mormon Channel on Windows Mobile, Palm Pre, Android, and BlackBerry devices.

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Employee Spotlight: Brian Lewis PDF Print E-mail
Written by Cassie McDaniel   
Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Question

What do you do at the Church?

Answer

I work on the .NET Stack Team with Bryan Hinton and Jim Byer.

Question

What does the .NET Stack Team do?

Answer

There are two main goals of the .NET Stack Team. The first is to provide general support to all teams at the Church working on projects with components that use the Microsoft .NET Framework. This support can range from answering technology questions to identifying and resolving specific problems that project teams encounter.

The second goal, which facilitates the first, is to maintain and continue to develop the .NET Stack Library and Services, which are a set of tools to help Church developers quickly accomplish common tasks so that teams can focus on the unique and project-specific design issues they face instead of re-writing the code blocks that occur across most ICS projects. The .NET Stack includes tools for ASP.NET web pages, WPF projects, WCF services, authentication through LDS Account, application logging, and much more. We have even developed Visual Studio New Project templates to enable developers to create Stack-enabled projects with just a few clicks.

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Internet Mission Office System PDF Print E-mail
Written by Cassie McDaniel   
Friday, 28 December 2007

Internet Mission Office System (iMOS) is a Web application designed to help mission office staff manage mission information and perform other tasks. iMOS shares data with other applications that contain missionary information, so less manual data entry is required. For example, shortly after missionary calls are recorded in Missionary Management System (MMS) at Church headquarters, the missionaries' information appears in iMOS for the missions to which they are assigned. All missions with an Internet connection will be able to use iMOS, which will replace the current Mission Office System (MOS) during 2008.

 
Gospel App and Game Contest: Accepting Submissions PDF Print E-mail
Written by G C Duerden   
Wednesday, 17 September 2014

As of Monday, September 15, you can submit your games or apps for the Gospel App and Game Contest, being held in conjunction with the 2014 LDSTech Conference (October 16 & 17 at the U. of U.’s Institute of Religion building at 1780 East South Campus Drive, in Salt Lake City). The deadline for submissions is Friday, October 10 at 11:59 p.m.

More than 170 contestants have already registered for the contest. The submissions will be evaluated beginning October 11, and winners for each category – Primary, Youth and Family – will be determined. The winners will be announced at the LDSTech Conference.

A special winner will also be announced during the conference after onsite users vote on their favorite game or app. Several games and apps will be loaded and ready, and interested individuals can play or use several of the top submissions and then vote for their favorite.  This “Users Favorite” will also be announced and honored during the conference.

For further details, go to the contest page (https://tech.lds.org/blog/609) and click Submit.

NOTE:  If you haven’t registered, the submission process captures the same information so you can still submit a game or app right up until October 10. There’s still time to “Create Something Worthy.”

 
Employee Spotlight: David Torgerson PDF Print E-mail
Written by Cassie McDaniel   
Tuesday, 11 August 2009

Question

What do you do at the Church?

David

Answer

I am a security engineer for the Family History department, working on the new FamilySearch site. I spend most of my time making sure that our layered approach to security is functioning correctly, and looking for ways to improve our site security.

Question

What role do you think Web site security plays in the Church organization and to the public?

Answer

Working for the Church has been interesting. Instead of working on protecting trade secrets or financial information, I focus on protecting sacred ordinance information and user information while providing a way to make most data public. I have been involved in an initiative to collaborate and share data with external organizations. We have many affiliates, and even more in the approval process. Working with affiliates has introduced many exciting and interesting security challenges, but we try to adhere to as many industry security standards as possible.

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