at RootsTech 2012

by Julie Hill

Posted on February 2, 2012

We've had a fantastic time so far at RootsTech 2012 - and it's just day one! is a platinum sponsor of the event, with a prominent space in the Exhibit Hall, where we've enjoyed meeting enthusiasts and people hearing about us for the first time.

Today we particularly liked the keynote address by Jay Verkler, who laid out an exciting vision for the future of family history research. Inflection (parent to CEO Matthew Monahan also participated in the address, illustrating in a skit the importance of collaboration within the family history space.

To see a video of the keynote go to

At Archives we look forward to working and sharing knowledge with others in the community. We've started on this path by partnering with many notable companies to bring more historical records to members, and also sponsoring the 1940 Census Community Project with FamilySearch and brightsolid. Really, this is just the beginning. We're thrilled to continue to lead the way in collaborative efforts that we think will benefit users and the community as a whole.

There will be a number of opportunities this weekend to learn more about and where we're headed. At our booth, we're giving hourly demonstrations that will help you to learn more about and recently added features. Please stop by, we'd love to meet you! (We're located across from the Media Hub)

rootstech-2012.png Tomorrow, Matthew Baird, Inflection CTO, will be delivering a sold-out lunch speech titled "Driving Exponential Growth, User Engagement and Content Delivery Leveraging Massively Scalable Cloud Computing." He'll touch on some of the solutions that has developed to accommodate our fast-paced growth path.

RootsTech is a fantastic opportunity for us to connect with family historians, learn from experts, and meet new potential partners. Thanks to FamilySearch for hosting this important event - we're glad it's just the beginning!

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