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LDSTech Conference: More Details! PDF Print E-mail
Written by G C Duerden   
Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Registration is open and available for the 2014 LDSTech Conference, October 16 & 17 (registration is free online at http://tech.lds.org/wiki/LDSTech_Conference_2014_registration). It is never too early to make flight reservations and lodging arrangements.

This year’s conference will again be held at the University of Utah’s LDS Institute of Religion Building, on the University of Utah campus (1780 East South Campus Drive, Salt Lake City, Utah 84112).

The conference will be held all day Thursday and Friday, October 16 and 17, 2014. Attendance is free of cost, and a light breakfast (if you get there by 8 a.m.) and lunch are provided each day. To learn more about what to bring and how to prepare, visit the LDSTech Conference wiki page. Updates will be provided as training, project,and other sessions are finalized and announced.

Lodging

Special rates have been set up for LDSTech Conference attendees at the following hotels:

  • Hampton Inn & Suites Salt Lake City Foothill (1345 S Foothill Dr.; Salt Lake City, UT 84108  (hilton.com)
  • Salt Lake City Marriott University Park, within walking distance of the University of Utah Institute of Religion [Marriott’s location is 480 Wakara Way; Salt Lake City, UT 84108 (www.marriott.com/slcup)

IMPORTANT NOTE: On the Marriott website, insert the code LDS into Corporate Group to get a $129 a night rate (based on standard room, length of stay, and day of week). If you arrive Wednesday or Thursday (October 13 or 14) and stay until Saturday (October 17) you’ll get the $129 for each night, but if you only stay Friday night it will be slightly more money with the same discount percentage off since weekend rates are higher.

Make your lodging reservations early as a limited number of rooms at the contracted rate are available.

Gospel Game & App Contest

This year, if you haven't heard, a new fun feature will be the Gospel Games and Apps Contest. Games and apps will be developed and judged for Apple, Android, Windows, or online platforms in the following categories: Primary, Youth, and Family. Winners will be recognized and announced at the LDSTech Conference, so “Create Something Worthy” and submit it by October 10, 2014 to be eligible. See the wiki page http://tech.lds.org/wiki/Contest2014 for all the rules, ideas, categories, and details — we already have 140+ applicants so join in and get working!

More about the LDSTech Conference

Other features of the LDSTech Conference include idea sharing presentations (a real hit last year), networking, learning about Church technology and solutions, and “birds of a feather” sessions where you gather with like-minded techies to talk about projects, innovations, and new ways to accomplish things.

Register now for many exciting opportunities to meet with your teams and others at the conference as LDSTech hosts work on projects, forums to share your own ideas and developments, and presentations to learn more about mobile applications, LDS.org tools, meetinghouse technology.

 
Employee Spotlight: Brittany Moore PDF Print E-mail
Written by Cassie McDaniel   
Tuesday, 31 March 2009

QuestionBrittany Moore

What do you do at the Church?

Answer

I am a Recruiting Coordinator for the Information and Communications Systems Department (ICS). I support ICS recruiters in hiring exceptional candidates to work in the department.

Question

What role do you think human resources/recruiting plays in the Church organization?

Answer

Recruiting plays a pivotal role in the success of the Church as a corporation because this success depends, in large part, on the employees we find and hire. When we as recruiters are able to find the most experienced and qualified candidates to fill our positions, we are strengthening the corporation of the Church. Because we know that our teams of top performers, we can expect only the best possible output from them.

 
josephsmithpapers.org PDF Print E-mail
Written by G C Duerden   
Friday, 01 August 2014

The Joseph Smith Papers Project is a fascinating trip into the early history of the Church. The project, led by the Church Historian’s Office, gathers documents that pertain to the Prophet Joseph Smith. The project’s purpose is to provide a record of the life and history of the Joseph Smith, Jr. so scholars and students can easily access the foundational documents of the Church.

The Joseph Smith Papers Project not only gathers the documents but publishes complete and accurate transcripts of them, both in print and electronically. Large portions of the collection will be published in many print volumes. In addition, transcripts of all known and available Joseph Smith documents are being published on the Joseph Smith Papers website (see http://josephsmithpapers.org/), along with the annotations from the printed volumes and images of almost all of the documents. The digital site has been up since 2008.

The purpose of this project was primarily academic, according to Ben Godfrey, the senior product manager of The Joseph Smith Papers Project. “Producing a definitive, scholarly edition of Joseph Smith’s papers will allow increased and better scholarship on Joseph Smith. The web and print publications of The Joseph Smith Papers are designed for historians, other scholars, and serious students of Joseph Smith and the early church. Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who have an interest in the church’s history can also make use of The Joseph Smith Papers.” he explained.

 
Newsletter: May 2010
Tuesday, 08 June 2010

Family Safety with Technology Wiki and Forum

The LDSTech Wiki is divided into three sub wikis, the Project Wiki, the Clerk Wiki, and the Family Safety with Technology Wiki. There is also a sub forum of the LDSTech Forum called Family Safety with Technology.

These tools are designed as a place for community members to discuss issues and ideas with one another. Please join us today.

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Newsletter: April 2010
Wednesday, 28 April 2010

The LDSTech Developers Conference: A Huge Success

The inaugural LDSTech Developers Conference was held on April 1–2. Over 150 people came as volunteers and left as technology pioneers.

We express our gratitude to you for making this event a huge success. The community initiative has taken a leap forward and project work has increased significantly. We plan to build on this momentum and continue to enable you to easily contribute your time and talents to Church technology efforts.

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