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LDSTech Conference, March 31 – April 1, 2011 Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hutchins   
Thursday, 10 February 2011

Do you have programming or other information technology skills? Have you ever wondered how you could use those skills to build the kingdom? LDSTech makes it possible for you, regardless of your location, to consecrate your time and talents to technology projects that further the growth of the Church.

If you’ve never been involved in work like this, the second annual LDSTech Conference is a great way to start. Last year, about 150 people attended, including a few international participants. After a keynote address by Elder David A. Bednar, attendees learned about the many forward-looking initiatives currently in progress. Then they signed up for a project that matched their interests and skills and met with the project team. Attendees were even able to start work on the project right there at the conference.

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This year’s conference is March 31 and April 1, right before April General Conference. Plan to bring your computer, roll up your sleeves, and get to work. There are almost 30 different projects that need help now. Like the saints who consecrated countless hours building the first temples brick by brick, now you too have an opportunity to build the kingdom—bit by bit.

2011 LDS Tech Conference Details

Location:            
Riverton Office Building, 3740 W. 13400 S., Riverton, UT
Times:
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. both days (there may be an additional event Thursday evening)
For Who: Designers, developers, testers, support staff, technical writers, etc.
Cost: FREE and includes breakfast and lunch
Keynote: Guest speaker
Date: March 31 – April 1, 2011
Register: http://tech.lds.org/conf

Attending the conference may not be an option for everyone, but you don’t actually have to attend to help out. You can sign up directly on the LDSTech website and build a talent profile that makes it easy to match your skills with an available project. After signing up for a specific project, a team member will contact you with more information.

 
LDS Tools for iPhone Print E-mail
Written by Tom Johnson   
Monday, 31 January 2011

LDS Tools for the iPhone, created by the LDS Church, allows you to view the member directory, calendar, and leadership callings for your ward or stake on your iPhone. Additionally, you can create contact lists and see member locations on maps.

The following screens show the features of LDS Tools on the iPhone.

 
Talent Profile: Matching Your Skills to Relevant Projects Print E-mail
Written by Tom Johnson   
Thursday, 18 November 2010

One of the challenges in aligning community volunteers with projects has been matching up the right talent with the right project.

For example, a community volunteer might say he or she has PHP expertise. A project manager begins a project that requires PHP development. If the community had just a few volunteers and project managers, it wouldn’t be a problem matching the two up.

 
Newsletter: September 2010 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.

 
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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Changing Our Old Ways Print E-mail
Written by Rick Fielding   
Thursday, 29 July 2010

Dealing with change is a popular topic in business. It’s the subject of many business books. Change in the business world parallels change in the gospel in many ways. The gospel of Jesus Christ is about repentance, the ultimate in personal change. Change in the business world focuses on how we as individuals and organizations react to external forces that disrupt the status quo. Technology industries are always changing. Advancements come at a dizzying pace and they impact how we deliver services to our customers. Changes, whether they are organizational or technological, are received in a variety of ways.

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Announcing the LDSTech IDE 1.0 Print E-mail
Written by Spencer Uresk   
Wednesday, 07 July 2010

We are pleased to announce our first official release of the LDSTech integrated development environment (IDE). The Java Stack team has been working hard on this project for the last several months. In this article, we’ll tell you a little more about what is included in the IDE, the goals behind it, and our future plans.

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Newsletter: June 2010 Print E-mail
General - Newsletter Archive
Thursday, 01 July 2010

LDSTech Forum Will be Converting to LDS Account for Authentication SOON!

URGENT: If you are a member of the LDSTech Forum and would like continued access to post, you must use the LDSTech Forum Account Migration tool to link your LDSTech Forum Account to your LDS Account.

Learn more about the conversion.

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New Beta Mobile Applications Site Print E-mail
Written by Cassie McDaniel   
Monday, 28 June 2010

The new Mobile Applications site (part of beta.lds.org) was recently launched. It is designed to be your destination for all things mobile from the Church. Every official mobile application released by the Church will be listed on this page. Beta.lds.org is the next generation of LDS.org.

The Mormon Channel for iPad application was recently added to the page, as well as the other new mobile apps.

You can also stay updated about mobile applications by liking LDS Mobile Applications on Facebook.

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Estimating Software Projects Print E-mail
Written by Nathan Lockard   
Wednesday, 16 June 2010

For many software development professionals, estimation is at best a necessary evil and at worst a hiss and a byword. Here’s a sample conversation in which time is estimated for a software project:

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