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Church News Coverage of LDSTech Conference PDF Print E-mail
Written by G C Duerden   
Tuesday, 28 October 2014

October 25, 2014’s edition of the Church News contained two articles on the 2014 LDSTech Conference. One was about the conference and listed the winners of the Gospel Game and App Contest (http://lds.org/go/39O) and the other is about a conference session on seven tools for strengthening youth (http://lds.org/go/39P).

 
Winners Announced for the Gospel App & Game Contest PDF Print E-mail
Written by G C Duerden   
Friday, 17 October 2014

Thursday, October 16, 2014, the winners of the Gospel Games and App Contest were announced by Blaine Maxfield, CIO of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at the LDSTech Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah.  Almost all of the contest entrants are now, or will be, available in the various app stores, and the URLs are at https://tech.lds.org/wiki/ContestApps

Developers from the United States and several other countries submitted games and apps for the contest. A total of 80 potential entrants were submitted, many in the final hours of the deadline day (Oct. 10). Most were for Android platform, several were for iOS and a few were windows based.

The contest had three divisions for the games and apps: Primary, Youth and Family. Almost a dozen Honorable Mentions were asked to...

 
Comments sought on LDSTech blog's 'Read More' button PDF Print E-mail
Written by G C Duerden   
Wednesday, 08 October 2014

Regular readers of LDSTech’s blog may have seen a recent change in how the articles are presented. Since July we have added a “read more” button, showing only a tease of the first few sentences to let the reader know the main idea of the articles, and we want to know what our readers think of this.  Is it annoying, do you like it, or are you unaffected by it? What are your opinions?

Input from our readers is important to us. We are actively seeking your comments on the stories and articles on the LDSTech blog. How do they appear on the blog? Is the content of interest to you? What do you like about it and what do you suggest to improve it?

With that invitation, the rest is up to you.  Just add your comment below.

 
LDSTech Conference Is Here PDF Print E-mail
Written by G C Duerden   
Monday, 13 October 2014

The LDSTech Conference is this Thursday and Friday, Oct 16 & 17, 2014, at the University of Utah LDS Institute of Religion building on South Campus Drive on Salt Lake City's east bench from 8 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., with a 'Birds of a Feather' session on Thursday afternoon from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Keynote speakers will start each day off at 9:00 a.m.  You'll find lots of valuable and interesting information available in the breakout sessions.  There are also opportunities to share your ideas, meet with project teams, and network with other technology enthusiasts.  Free breakfast and lunch are provided to those who register in advance.

Winners of the Gospel App and Game Contest will be announced at the Keynote sessions.  Conference attendees will also have the chance to play the games, use the apps, and vote on their favorites. 

There are a lot of reasons you'll want to be there.  See you at the conference.  

 
LDSTech Conference Session Highlights - Part 3 PDF Print E-mail
Written by G C Duerden   
Tuesday, 30 September 2014

LDSTech Conference sessions for 2014 are diverse, from a session on LDS.org Tools to discussions on Mormon Channel’s Multiscreen Strategy or even all about the latest version of LDS.org or specifics on Meetinghouse Technology Voice Networks for Stake Technology Specialists. Here are more sessions we don’t want you to miss:

Overview of how to use LDS.org/calendar Thursday and Friday 1:00 p.m. by Elder Jed Black

Audience would include:  Relief Society leaders, Young Men leaders, auxiliary leaders, Ward leadership, Building Scheduler, Clerks, Bishopric

An overview of how to use calendar and what calendar can do...

 
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