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A Few Last-Minute Reminders about the LDSTech Conference Print E-mail
Written by Tom Johnson   
Wednesday, 28 March 2012

We look forward to seeing you at the LDSTech Conference this week (March 28-30). For those of you attending the conference, we have a few last-minute reminders:

  • Print your schedules. Schedules now include room information and other details. To print your schedule, go to the LDSTech Conference Schedule application at https://tech.lds.org/conf. Make sure you have signed up for the sessions you want to attend. Then click Print. For more instructions, see LDSTech Conference schedule.
  • Complete your user profile. If you're planning to work on various projects during the conference, you need to sign the Individual Contributor's License Agreement. This is part of your LDSTech profile. To sign the agreement, go to https://tech.lds.org and sign in with your LDS Account. Then click Projects on the top menu. You will be prompted to sign the agreement. You can also complete the Skills and Profile subtabs, as well as browse and join projects on the Projects subtab.
  • Stay tuned to conference news. The LDSTech Conference website homepage includes news and other information. For example, we added an informal idea showcase where you can share your ideas for Church projects. You can also share notes on presentations you attend. If you're driving in from SLC, avoid the construction delays on Bangerter.
  • Know whom to contact. If you need help with anything, see this list of contact points. If you're trying to contact your project manager, the project manager's contact information is listed in the project team details. On LDSTech, click Projects, and then click the Projects subtab. Click your project's name. Then click the person listed as the 'Project Manager & Contact.'
  • Watch the streams. If you're not coming to the conference, you can still listen to the keynote sessions and some of the more popular sessions, as they will be streamed. You can watch the session streams by clicking the links on the live session streams page.
 
New General Conference "Invite Others" Page Print E-mail
Written by Fernando Camillo   
Friday, 16 March 2012

A new resource is now available to help members invite others to watch or listen to general conference. The "Invite Others" page is available on the general conference page of LDS.org and on the Church's official Facebook page. Along with an introductory YouTube video that can be easily shared through several social networking platforms, banners and widgets are also available for those willing to place these on their websites or blogs.

General conference widgets

 
Mormon Channel Site and Mobile App Videos Print E-mail
Written by Tom Johnson   
Wednesday, 14 March 2012

The Mormon Channel team released a couple of engaging videos about their newly redesigned website and mobile app. The following video provides a tour of the Mormon Channel website.

And this video provides a tour of the Mormon Channel mobile app.

 
Ward/Stake Directory 2.0 Released Print E-mail
Written by Danie Probst   
Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Directory 2.0 has been released. You can access the Directory by going to LDS.org and selecting Tools > Directory. This release contains the following enhancements:

  • New privacy options
  • Improved household layout
  • Stake Leadership PDF
  • A-Z Index quick navigation bar
  • Missionary information view

New Privacy Options. You can set privacy levels for almost every part of your Directory profile. These privacy settings determine who can see your household information.

When viewing your profile, click the Edit tab to edit your settings. Then click the Edit link next to any type of household information to set the privacy options for that information.

edit options for Directory

For more information about the Directory privacy settings, see Data privacy settings in Directory.

 
Adding an LDSTech Conference Badge to Your Website Print E-mail
Written by Lianne Kruger   
Tuesday, 13 March 2012

If you have a blog and you would like to promote the LDSTech Conference to your readers, you can add an LDSTech conference badge to your blog's sidebar. This badge is simply an image that links to the LDSTech Conference wiki page.

You can select from two sizes of badges: 180px wide or 136px wide. If you have a WordPress blog, you can even install the badge through a plugin. For details on the badges and instructions for installing the badge on WordPress or Blogger, see Adding LDSTech conference badges to your website on the wiki.

LDSTech Conference badge

 
Church Service Mission Opportunities in Technology Print E-mail
Written by Tom Johnson   
Friday, 24 February 2012
Church service missionary

Elder Aaron Monson served a technology Church service mission for LDSTech.

You're probably familiar with Church service missions involving family history or welfare, but did you know you can also serve a Church service mission working with technology?

We currently have six Church service mission opportunities. You can serve a mission in any of the following roles:

  • Tester
  • Software developer
  • Interaction designer
  • Writer
  • Project manager
  • Business intelligence report writer

Church service missionaries may be assigned to a variety of Church projects and departments. Mission commitments can be 6, 12, or 18 months. For more details, see the Church service missionary opportunities page.

 
LDSTech Conference Announcement: Extra Day on March 28 Print E-mail
Written by Danie Probst   
Friday, 24 February 2012

Clark GilbertWe've added an extra day to the LDSTech Conference schedule. On Wednesday, March 28, we will have the privilege of hearing from Clark Gilbert, president and CEO of the Deseret News Publishing Company and Deseret Digital Media.

Clark's keynote will be from 5-6pm on March 28. Here's more information about Clark:

Clark Gilbert is the president and CEO of the Deseret News Publishing Company and Deseret Digital Media.  The Deseret News is Utah’s longest running business and one of the nation’s fastest growing newspapers, both in print and online.  Deseret Digital is one of the largest targeted media networks in the country. It manages the commercial Web properties of the Deseret Media Companies: DeseretNews.com, KSL.com, DeseretBook.com, MormonTimes.com and LDSChurchNews.com.

Prior to DDM, Gilbert was an associate academic vice president at Brigham Young University–Idaho, where he oversaw the university’s online learning and distance education initiatives. He was also a professor of entrepreneurial management at the Harvard Business School and has a background in media innovation.

 
LDS.org Getting Started Guides Available Print E-mail
Written by Tom Johnson   
Friday, 24 February 2012

In the past, we've seen many forum requests for short guides about the new LDS.org tools, sites, and applications available. Many of you occasionally teach fifth Sunday lessons focused on Church technology; others have a need to get basic information out to members in your ward or stake about these resources.

The LDS.org getting started guides page on the LDSTech wiki now has 10 one-page guides available. The guides cover Calendar, Directory, Newsletter, Lesson Schedules, Leader and Clerk Resources, My Study Notebook, LDS.org, LDS Account, and Mormon.org. There is also a Church Websites Overview guide.

LDS.org Getting Started Guiides

 
Video: LDSTech Community Volunteer Motivations Print E-mail
Written by Tom Johnson   
Friday, 17 February 2012

In this video, various LDSTech community volunteers share what motivates them to get involved in LDSTech projects and other efforts within the community. 

Most of these interviews were recorded at the previous LDSTech Conference in 2011. If you're interested in attending the LDSTech Conference this year, to be held March 28-30 in Riverton, Utah, see https://tech.lds.org/wiki/LDSTech_Conference.

Note: If the video is blocked because of the meetinghouse filter, view it here.

 
Helping Out Projects as a Church Service Missionary Print E-mail
Written by Paige Guthrie   
Thursday, 16 February 2012

One of the biggest roadblocks employees run into when considering a volunteer workforce is the great burden of communication and coordination needed with volunteers. The LDS Music App team solves this problem by utilizing a church service missionary to be the primary contact between volunteers and ICS employees.

 Using Church service missionaries on your project

The LDS Music app gives users access to all Church-published music on their iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Currently, volunteers are working to get Church music transcribed for needed languages for use on the app, among other things.  “They are actively involved in testing beta software, making sure everything functions right, and ensuring the content is displayed accurately,” said Elder David Sierakowski, community manager.

Hilton Campbell heads the LDS music app team as the project lead and developer. In the beginning of the project, Hilton himself coordinated with volunteers. “The burden of community volunteers can be pretty high,” Hilton said, especially with the now 174 volunteers committed to the project, and more joining every day. “It was fully consuming. It wasn’t working.”

 
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