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Church Service Missionary Combines Faith and Experience for LDSTech PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sharon Howell   
Friday, 20 March 2015

When Elder Dennis Keating contemplated serving a senior mission for the Church, he was receiving the LDSTech Newsletter by way of his Bishop, who knew his technical background would fit a technology mission. At the time, he thought becoming a tester for some of the new applications and products being developed by the Church would capture his interest and give him experiences with new software while he was semi-retired.

After submitting an application and receiving his call, Elder Keating was immediately asked by Alan Smoot, LDSTech manager, if he would be a project manager. What a surprise! Although he had some experience with legacy programming languages, had worked for General Dynamics, and had enjoyed being a project manager deploying software for customers with Hewlett-Packard, he confessed that he knew almost nothing about the structure of current programs and couldn’t picture how he would fill the role of project manager, his team would be located at the Church’s Riverton, Utah office building. He knew he couldn’t pick up and leave the family business to move to Utah.

 
LDS Maps PDF Print E-mail
Written by Tom Johnson   
Tuesday, 02 September 2008

URL: http://maps.lds.org

Description: Maps.lds.org provides a simplified user interface for locating LDS places of worship anywhere in the world.

The Web application leverages spatial data management technologies from Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) and rich base map support from Google and Microsoft.

Unlike the previous Meetinghouse Locator, the new maps.lds.org provides a more visual, dynamic user experience. You can switch from road to satellite or aerial views, zoom in or out, and drag the map around.

 
Newsletter: July 2010
Friday, 30 July 2010

Gospel Library for BlackBerry (Beta) Now Available

A beta version of the Gospel Library application for BlackBerry is now available. If you have a BlackBerry device that uses OS 4.2.1 or higher, this app will allow you to read the scriptures on the go!

Visit the Mobile Applications page for links and download instructions.

Please download it, tell your friends and family, and let us know what you think by e-mailing us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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Spotlight: Jim Adams PDF Print E-mail
Written by Cassie McDaniel   
Thursday, 09 July 2009

QuestionJim_Adams

What do you do at the Church?

Answer

As a member of the Information and Communications Systems department (ICS) Mobile Device Team, I help coordinate cellular communications for Church headquarters. That includes ordering cell phones and mobile broadband data cards for laptops, helping employees with an array of phone issues, and generally safeguarding the Church’s investment in this popular business tool.

Question

What role do you think the Mobile Device Team plays in the Church organization?

Answer

We try to make the employees’ mobile device experience as smooth and trouble-free as possible. For example, a lost, damaged, or stolen cell phone can represent a minor tragedy in the life of a citizen of the 21st century! We resolve problems as painlessly as possible by having a small stock of lightly-used surplus devices available for immediate replacement. This minimizes “phoneless” down-time. Without this service, hundreds of dollars would be spent on each replacement phone, so we feel we save the Church significant dollars as we help maximize employee productivity.

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Newsletter: September 2010 PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 01 October 2010

Great Opportunities to Serve

For those who would love to help with various Church projects but don't feel that they have enough technical skills to help on some of the projects on the LDSTech website, the Church has started a beta program called Simply Serving and invites you to get involved. You can get involved by visiting http://simpleacts.lds.org. On this site, you can volunteer on projects that deal with Church publications, multimedia, and translations. Many of the projects on this site can be done easily with minimal time, perfect for those who want to help but can't find large chunks of time in their busy lives.

 
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