Mesa Chapter's R.S. Tech Fair PDF Print E-mail
Written by Barbara Anne Gardner   
Friday, 21 February 2014

One hundred sixty-two people attended The Mesa Kimball Stake Relief Society Technology Fair on Tuesday, February 18th. Twenty-three separate booths were provided with the four most popular booths being Gospel Library 3.0 and My Study Notebook, downloading individual videos from, indexing, and Family Tree features. Other classes covered using building resources, family uses of technology for church music and scriptures, Internet safety, and the website. Nineteen of the twenty-four instructors were provided through the Greater Phoenix LDSTech Chapter which helped in the planning and execution of the fair.

If you would like to do something like this in your area (but twenty-three separate booths seems daunting), Mike Fish, President of the Greater Phoenix LDSTech Chapter, recommended eight ‘must have’ topics:

1.      Downloading church applications

2.      Gospel Library and My Study Notebook

3.      LDS Tools

4.      Family History

5.      Indexing

6.      Digital Missionaries

7.      Downloading and playing videos

8.      Discovering and using church resources

Contact your local LDSTech Chapter for help in setting up a Technology Fair in your area.  For copies of all twenty-three course descriptions and class content contact Mike Fish at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Meetinghouse Webcast Software Beta Begins PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jacob Stark   
Friday, 04 December 2009

Meetinghouse Webcast is the official solution for local units of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to broadcast meetings over the Internet to other locations. Webcast technology provides an alternative to travel for stake conferences, regional conferences, firesides, and training meetings.

In February 2009, the Church released the Meetinghouse Webcast Communicator. The Communicator includes the hardware and software needed to encode and send a webcast stream. To meet the needs of those with custom hardware configurations, the Church is now beta testing a software-only solution for use on Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, or 7.

To learn more, please visit the Meetinghouse Webcast Software Beta page.

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Employee Spotlight: Jimmy Zimmerman PDF Print E-mail
Written by Cassie McDaniel   
Tuesday, 24 February 2009

QuestionJimmy Zimmerman

What is your current position at the Church and what are your responsibilities?


I am a FamilySearch support engineer for third party developers. Software engineers from around the world are connecting to FamilySearch data through our RESTful Web services. I help companies and engineers learn about
our API and integrate their products with our systems.

More specifically, my responsibilities include:

  • Giving presentations at conferences and Webinars
  • Writing sample code and documentation
  • Recruiting developers to the FamilySearch Developer Network
  • Networking with key individuals in genealogy industry
  • Troubleshooting API bugs
  • Maintaining the FamilySearch Developer Network Web site
Knowledge Tech - for beginners - 1 & 2 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Greg Duerden & Cheryl Bottorff   
Monday, 24 February 2014

Knowledge Tech tip #1

How do I read the scriptures

… on my smart phone/tablet?

Download the Gospel Library app onto your phone or tablet. When you open it you will see the Library, and Scriptures could be at the top right of your screen. Touch the picture and choose the book you want. The table of contents will appear and you can choose your book, chapter, or subject.

… on my computer?

Go to, click on the scriptures link at the top middle of the page. Choose book you want to download. The table of contents will appear and you can choose your book, chapter, or subject.

Knowledge Tech tip #2

How do I study my Priesthood or Young Women or Relief Society. or Sunday School lesson in advance?

… on my smart phone or tablet?

In the Gospel Library app Library, scroll to Youth, select Aaronic Priesthood or Young Women : Come Follow Me and touch the picture. In the table of contents, choose the month. Lessons for each week are chosen from the list of questions.

Or you can go to, in the drop down menu click on the lesson schedule. Make sure it is for your ward, and the correct lesson for Melchezedek Priesthood, Aaronic Priesthood, Young Women's, Relief Society, Sunday School; and the correct Sunday of the month. Then go to the Gospel Libarary, locate the correct manual, or General Conference talk, and click on it to bring it up.

… on computers?

At, find the Come Follow Me Youth lessons link (under Live the Gospel) and click on it. Click on the Young Women or Aaronic Priesthood link, and then the month (in the left column).  Lessons for each week are chosen from the list of questions.

For the Melchezedek Priesthood and Relief Society or Sunday School use the drop down menu and click on the lesson schedule.  Make sure it is the right one you want for the right Sunday. Then go back to the Resources section, locate the manual and that lesson.

Mormon Channel iPhone App Now Available PDF Print E-mail
Written by Cassie McDaniel   
Thursday, 25 June 2009

The Mormon Channel iPhone App is now available for free in the iTunes store. This is the first LDSTech community collaboration project to be released.

Community collaboration is ongoing at the LDSTech Wiki. The purpose of the wiki is for Church employees and community members to collaborate on various documents and technology projects sponsored by the Church. We invite all to participate. New users, please review the Requirements for Participation and wiki Guidelines pages.

We can still improve the Mormon Channel iPhone Application. There is immediate need for quality assurance to find and fix bugs. You can suggest new features and report bugs in Jira.

To learn more about helping out with community collaboration projects on the LDSTech wiki, read about getting started.

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