Presentations

Thursday, Sep 25     9:00 am
Topic Thinking Different About Data: How Big Data Changes Family History
Location Auditorium
Speaker Matt Asay
Description 90% of the world's information was created in the last two years, and a decreasing percentage of it comfortably fits into the data infrastructure that has stored our data for decades. Looking forward, and particularly in family history, rich in photos, textual histories and social media, we need to start thinking different about how we store and process data. Big Data. For some, Hadoop is synonymous with "Big Data," but Hadoop is just one component of a successful Big Data architecture. Depending on one's application, it may not even be the most important part. NoSQL solutions like MongoDB also play an important role for storage and real-time data processing, helping companies keep pace with the scale of their data requirements. But NoSQL figures even more prominently in helping enterprises consume a wide variety of data sources at speeds not currently possible in Hadoop. NoSQL, then, offers a useful complement to Hadoop, as well as the transaction-based data of traditional RDBMSs. But so do traditional relational database technologies, making it sometimes difficult to discern which technology a developer should use. Tackling Big Data is not a one-tool job, and so the orchestration of the appropriate NoSQL database with Hadoop and RDBMS is essential. In this session, we'll dig deep into the trends favoring new approaches to data, and will explore the modern data infrastructure that will power family history for decades to come.
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Thursday, Sep 25     10:00 am
Topic FamilySearch CTO shares Challenges and Opportunities
Location Auditorium
Speaker Tom Creighton
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Thursday, Sep 25     10:30 am
Topic Working with Design in Development
Location 2265
Speaker Garth Braithwaite
Description Design is a key part of any project. When used correctly it can communicate the product goals, it can entice new contributors, and it can make the product itself more effective. Garth Braithwaite has been the visual and experience design lead on a few projects including brackets.io . He will discuss how to successfully solicit design contributions, and how to manage them. Ideally it is best to work with a dedicated design resource, but there are still times when developers are required to play the role of designer on a project. Garth will also spend time discussing design fundamentals and things anyone can do to improve the basic design of projects.
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Thursday, Sep 25     11:00 am
Topic Introduction to GEDCOM X
Location Auditorium
Speaker Ryan Heaton
Description An introduction to the GEDCOM X project.
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Thursday, Sep 25     11:30 am
Topic MyHeritage API
Location Auditorium
Speaker Mike Mansfield
Description Access Billions of Records with the MyHeritage Matching API.
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Thursday, Sep 25     12:00 pm
Topic Leading from the Front - "Leveraging the Front End Web Development Revolution"
Location Dinner Area
Speaker Joe Eames
Description The world of development is constantly changing, and nowhere is that more apparent than in front end web development. As engineers we must either adapt or be left behind. In this talk, he will expound on recent changes in front end web development, what effect they are having on our businesses and jobs, and how they will likely impact us in the future.
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Thursday, Sep 25     1:30 pm
Topic Javascript SDK
Location 2258
Speaker Dallan Quass
Description The goal of this SDK is to make the FamilySearch REST endpoints easier to consume for browser-based javascript applications. Each SDK function wraps a corresponding REST endpoint and adds convenience functions to make navigating the response easier. In addition to the convenience functions you also have access to the original response, so you always have the option of navigating the response elements yourself.
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Thursday, Sep 25     2:30 pm
Topic Writing Effective Hypermedia-enabled Client Applications
Location 2265
Speaker Ryan Heaton
Description An introduction to the concept of Hypermedia and how it can be used to write robust, adaptable client applications.
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Topic FamilySearch Product Roadmap
Location Auditorium
Speaker Jeff Hawkins
Description During the past year, FamilySearch has released an remarkable number of new features that help users find their ancestors, source those findings, add stories and photos, and collaborate with others. This session will explore those features and how they help users solve their problems. We will also look to the future and share some upcoming features and designs. There will be plenty of time for questions.
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Thursday, Sep 25     3:30 pm
Topic Vision for User Experience in Genealogy
Location 2258
Speaker Daniel Zappala
Description For many years, genealogy software has focused on helping people record the conclusions of their research, with little focus on the other aspects of the genealogy research process. In this talk I will discuss my vision of how genealogy software could improve the user experience across a broad range of research tasks.
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Topic Getting Started: 15 minutes to your first "Hello" in Java
Location 2265
Speaker David Nash
Description This session is an informal introduction to the Java SDK for the FamilySearch API, including how its used and how it can make your life less painful. The objective is to create a live functioning program accessing FamilySearch using the gedcomx-java SDK reference implementation.
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Thursday, Sep 25     4:00 pm
Topic FamilySearch Authentication Choices
Location 2258
Speaker Jimmy Zimmerman
Description FamilySearch uses OAuth2 for API authentication. OAuth2 offers several mechanisms to facilitate authentication for native apps and web apps. This presentation will provide an overview of OAuth2 and some options to create a seamless customer experience.
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Topic Best of FSDN Group Threads
Location 2265
Speaker Vaughn Hepworth
Description Best of FSDN Threads is a follow up to some of the more recent conversations on the FSDN board. Some threads seem to be under-answered, so I would like to expand just a little on these threads as well as provide some user requested features that have been implemented.
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Thursday, Sep 25     4:30 pm
Topic Exploring the Future Developer Center
Location 2258
Speaker Paul Abbott
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Topic The Tree Problem
Location 2265
Speaker John Clark
Description The genealogy industry is split into multiple camps in many ways. Desktop vs online, publicly shared vs privately owned trees, competing data standards, etc. Surely there must be a way to bridge these gaps and enable a new level of collaboration. And maybe there is...
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Friday, Sep 26     9:00 am
Topic Family Tree's Journey Toward An Edge Dominant System Architecture
Location 2258
Speaker Randy Ynchausti
Description This presentation will outline properties and characteristics of an edge dominant system architecture, which the Metropolis diagram illustrates. The Family Tree is becoming more of an edge dominant system with its service-oriented approach as FamilySearch.org advances. The presentation will include examples and illustrations from the Family Tree to highlight its Metropolis characteristics and properties.
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Topic Javascript Reference Client
Location 2265
Speaker Dallan Quass
Description The majority of the FamilySearch Family Tree functionality has been replicated in this open-source project. The project consists of 80+ re-usable components written as AngularJS directives. You may use these components even in non-AngularJS projects. This makes it easy for anyone to extend or customize FamilySearch. The project uses the FamilySearch Javascript SDK and serves as an example of using the SDK to build a large-scale FamilySearch application.
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Friday, Sep 26     10:00 am
Topic RootsTech 2015 Preview
Location 2258
Speaker David Pugmire
Description Get a sneak peek at what's in store for developers at the next RootsTech, including Innovator Summit for developers, business managers, and entrepreneurs. RootsTech continues to grow, and exciting new changes are coming. One new change involves the Innovator Challenge (formerly "Developer Challenge"), and the benefit to you in participating might pleasantly surprise you. Get answers to questions, like "Why does FamilySearch now sponsor two events for developers?", "How important is RootsTech for people who thrive on the cutting edge?", and "How can a developer best benefit from attending RootsTech?"
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Topic FHISO
Location 2265
Speaker Luther Tychonievich
Description What FHISO is? Why FHISO exists? The vision of FHISO's technical work and standards setting process, including activity.
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Friday, Sep 26     10:30 am
Topic Whats new in Place 2.0
Location 2258
Speaker Dan Shellman
Description Family Search is releasing a new Place API (currently in Pilot). This new API is a complete overhaul of the existing API. It introduces new concepts in how place data is modeled, provides new search capabilities, and acts as the basis for new and interesting applications (e.g. Maps).
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Friday, Sep 26     11:00 am
Topic Success and Challenges of Puzzilla
Location 2258
Speaker Bill Harten
Description The Puzzilla Descendants Viewer arose from the need to show stake members that their work was definitely not "already done", and to help them find an untapped pocket where they could start finding their own names. The result exceeded our expectation, however, when people told us they just loved looking at the charts! Release 4.0 includes new premium services for increasing success and improving quality of our trees. Retrieval from FamilySearch remains slow, but the greater problem is that many have not yet understood how to use the patterns that Puzzilla reveals in the data, why we must find new names instead of green arrows, and how beginners can learn to 'do it well' as President Monson asks. This presentation will show you the patterns that emerged, the way Puzzilla is used, the programming challenges, a right and wrong strategy for enabling beginners, and the new premium features.
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Friday, Sep 26     11:30 am
Topic Best practices and what things to avoid
Location 2258
Speaker Robert Lee
Description With APIs, sometimes the specification is misunderstood, or relevant parts of the specification are missed or not documented well. This presentation will go over some basic tips, including how to deal with changes to the API, to help you be successful with the FamilySearch API.
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Friday, Sep 26     1:30 pm
Topic FamilySearch Developer Services
Location 2258
Speaker Dean Payne
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Topic FamilySearch Developer Services
Location 2258
Speaker Jimmy Zimmerman
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Topic FamilySearch Developer Services
Location 2258
Speaker Paul Abbott
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Topic FamilySearch Developer Services
Location 2258
Speaker Ryan Heaton
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Topic FamilySearch Developer Services
Location 2258
Speaker Vaughn Hepworth
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Topic Relative Finder, Virtual Pedigree, and other emerging technologies from BYU's Family History Technology Lab
Location 2265
Speaker Sam Sieber
Description The Family History Technology Lab at BYU has been working with students to create innovative Family History technologies. Relative Finder lets you find relatives among friends and famous people. Virtual Pedigree lets you navigate family tree in an smooth and dynamic format. One Page Genealogy puts your ancestry on one page, packing in your tree for efficient printing and display. Intelligent Indexing explores the concept of using machine learning to automatically partially index images guided by user input. We've created several games that interact with family trees to promote familiarity with ancestors.
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Friday, Sep 26     2:30 pm
Topic Family Search Partner Program
Location 2258
Speaker Rich Running
Description What technical and business resources does FamilySearch provide to help my idea, product, or company grow?  Will FamilySearch take the time to help a one-person company?  Can FamilySearch move fast enough to help me?  Am I a competitor of or an enabler to FamilySearch? If youve asked yourself any these questions, this session is for you.  Come get an early look at the new FamilySearch Partner Program.  Learn, participate, and most importantly vote with your opinion.  FamilySearch Partner Services is expanding and evolving find out whats in it for you!
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Topic Family Search Partner Program
Location 2258
Speaker Ryan Koelliker
Description Share with our partners FamilySearch's initial plans for developing the FamilySearch App Gallery. The FamilySearch App Gallery will eventually replace the FamilySearch Product web pages with a more robust and industry standard app-like store. It will including ratings, reviews, better categorization, and additional functionality associated with typical app stores.
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Topic API Simplicity == Speed: Designing APIs That Are Easy and Fun to Use
Location 2265
Speaker Harold J. Madsen
Description Designing effective and enjoyable APIs is not easy but very much worth the effort. Most of us have used poorly designed APIs that are frustrating and confusing to use? That can make the thought of coming to work each day quite depressing. Well discuss how to approach an API with the end-user (your API developer) in mind. As a result of this technical workshop, with hands-on experience designing easy-to-use APIs, you will come away with the ability to design (or redesign) your next API.
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Friday, Sep 26     3:30 pm
Topic How To Be Successful With The FamilySearch API
Location 2265
Speaker Vaughn Hepworth
Description Issues and Barriers to the Web is a discussion about using web technologies to interact with the Family Search API. This class will talk mostly about the first few steps of getting started with the API as well as some insights into the process.
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Name: Bill Harten
Brief Bio: Bill Harten invented the GEDCOM format at the LDS Family History Department and was responsible for GEDCOM through version 5. He invented the high-performance database technology used by FamilySearch on compact disk. He pioneered use of artificial intelligence technology for recommending research sources in the research guidance project. He consulted with the US National Archives and the Russian Archives in St. Petersburg on historical record automation. In 1997 he founded UNIConnect, a laboratory software company with customers processing millions of DNA samples every day. He is the founder of Puzzilla.org. He is the father of five with 10 grandchildren.
 

Date/Time: Friday, Sep 26, 11:00 am       Location: 2258
Topic: Success and Challenges of Puzzilla

Name: Dallan Quass
Brief Bio: Dallan Quass develops open-source family history software. History: Ph.D. from Stanford University, FamilySearch CTO, co-founded WhizBang! Labs, FlipDog.com (acquired by Monster.com), Junglee (acquired by Amazon.com).
 

Date/Time: Thursday, Sep 25, 1:30 pm       Location: 2258
Topic: Javascript SDK

Date/Time: Friday, Sep 26, 9:00 am       Location: 2265
Topic: Javascript Reference Client

Name: Dan Shellman 
Brief Bio: Dan Shellman works for Family Search as a Software Development Manager and has responsibilities over the Standards and Authorities teams.  These teams provide data and services for applications and products to build upon, such as the Place API, Dates, Names and Controlled Vocabulary.  Dan has been working with software for over 20 years in various roles, such as a developer, architect and manager.
 

Date/Time: Friday, Sep 26, 10:30 am       Location: 2258
Topic: Whats new in Place 2.0

Name: Daniel Zappala
Brief Bio: Daniel Zappala is a professor in the Computer Science Department at Brigham Young University, where he is the director of the Internet Research Lab. In his spare time, Dr. Zappala is an advocate for open software and a genealogy and civic hacker. He manages the BYU Open Source lab to mentor students interested in writing software for community service.
 

Date/Time: Thursday, Sep 25, 3:30 pm       Location: 2258
Topic: Vision for User Experience in Genealogy

Name: David Nash
Brief Bio: Dave Nash is a developer at FamilySearch working on the FamilySearch API.
 

Date/Time: Thursday, Sep 25, 3:30 pm       Location: 2265
Topic: Getting Started: 15 minutes to your first "Hello" in Java

Name: David Pugmire
Brief Bio: David is an entrepreneur with experience in 2 startups in family history and is currently a Sr. Marketing Manager at FamilySearch. He has been involved in family history tech conferences for over a decade and was instrumental in creating the "Innovator Summit" last year as a core member of the RootsTech team. Past experience includes nearly 10 years at Microsoft as an engineer as well as marketer, with a reputation for delivering awesome keynotes and presentations for Microsoft's global audiences.
 

Date/Time: Friday, Sep 26, 10:00 am       Location: 2258
Topic: RootsTech 2015 Preview

Name: Dean Payne
Brief Bio: Masters Degree in Organizational Behavior from the University of Hartford. 30 Yrs. Experience in the IT market. Worked for United Technologies, Otis Elevator Company as a Systems Programmer and an International Telecommunications Consultant. Held positions as a Product Manager, Systems Consultant, and Engineering Director.
 

Date/Time: Friday, Sep 26, 1:30 pm       Location: 2258
Topic: FamilySearch Developer Services 

Name: Garth Braithwaite 
Brief Bio: Garth Braithwaite is a designer turned engineer turned hybrid.  He has worked as an engineer and user experience designer on several award winning sites, applications, and open source projects.For almost four years Garth has been working at Adobe on open source projects as a design and code contributor; these projects include Brackets, Topcoat, and Apache Flex.  In addition to his work at Adobe he also speaks at conferences about the power of design, improving designer/developer collaboration, and the benefits of open source.  As part of this effort, Garth founded the [Open Source Design Is](http://opensourcedesign.is) project. Garth also hosts the [Web Friends](http://webfriends.io) podcast for Goodstuff.fm. Before working at Adobe, Garth worked in agency, freelance, and in-house environments. Currently, Garth lives in Idaho Falls and is married to fellow designer, Jamie Braithwaite; they have four daughters and a new son.
 

Date/Time: Thursday, Sep 25, 10:30 am       Location: 2265
Topic: Working with Design in Development

Name: Harold J. Madsen
Brief Bio: Harold Madsen directs the APIs at Ancestry.com, the world's largest online family history resource, with the mission to help everyone discover, preserve and share their family histories. He has more than 20 years of experience in engineering and management and thrives on creating clean, easy to use and accessible APIs. He manages both internal and external APIs at Ancestry.com. His most recent endeavor involves leading the company's effort to redesign the internal APIs, based on high internal standards and a unified presentation layer across all teams, stacks, and departments. Harold enjoys hiking and camping in his free time and has hiked 10 mountain peaks and climbed one pyramid in Egypt. He is also distantly related to John Lackland, King of England of the Robin Hood legends.
 

Date/Time: Friday, Sep 26, 2:30 pm       Location: 2265
Topic: API Simplicity == Speed: Designing APIs That Are Easy and Fun to Use

Name: Jeff Hawkins
Brief Bio: Jeff Hawkins has been working in world of software engineering for the last 25 years. His time spent with the talented designers and engineers of FamilySearch has been the most rewarding of his life. Jeff is married, has three boys and enjoys watching La Liga soccer. He is a graduate of Utah State University and holds a degree in Electrical Engineering. 
 

Date/Time: Thursday, Sep 25, 2:30 pm       Location: Auditorium
Topic: FamilySearch Product Roadmap

Name: Jimmy Zimmerman
Brief Bio: 
 

Date/Time: Thursday, Sep 25, 4:00 pm       Location: 2258
Topic: FamilySearch Authentication Choices

Date/Time: Friday, Sep 26, 1:30 pm       Location: 2258
Topic: FamilySearch Developer Services 

Name: Joe Eames
Brief Bio: Joe began his love of programming on an Apple III in BASIC. Although his preferred language is JavaScript, he has worked professionally with many other languages and just about every major Microsoft language. He is currently a consultant and full-time freelance author for Pluralsight. Joe has always had a strong interest in education, and has worked both full- and part-time positions as a technical teacher for over fifteen years. He is a frequent blogger and speaker, organizer of the AngularJS conference known as ng-conf (www.ng-conf.org), organizer of the UtahJS user group, and a panelist on the JavaScript Jabber and Adventures in Angular podcasts.
 

Date/Time: Thursday, Sep 25, 12:00 pm       Location: Dinner Area
Topic: Leading from the Front - "Leveraging the Front End Web Development Revolution"

Name: John Clark
Brief Bio: Creator and problem solver. Founder of Find-A-Record. Currently employed at FamilySearch.
 

Date/Time: Thursday, Sep 25, 4:30 pm       Location: 2265
Topic: The Tree Problem

Name: Luther Tychonievich
Brief Bio: Luther Tychonievich earned his doctorate in computer science in 2013 and now teaches in the computer science department at the University of Virginia, where his research focuses on computing pedagogy, diversity, and how data models impact user thought processes. He became involved with the Family History Standards Organisation in early 2013, becoming its secretary in August 2013 and the coordinator of the technical standing committee in June 2014. He has presented at RootsTech 2014 and at several family history fairs in Virginia and North Carolina. He is fascinated by the technical challenges that family history data present and human-computer interaction that the underlying data models inspire, particularly as it relates to collaborative research.
 

Date/Time: Friday, Sep 26, 10:00 am       Location: 2265
Topic: FHISO

Name: Matt Asay
Brief Bio: Matt Asay is vice president of community at MongoDB, Inc. With more than a decade in open source and its application in Big Data and mobile, Asay has served as VP of business development at real-time analytics company Nodeable (acquired by Appcelerator in October 2012); VP of business development at mobile HTML5 start-up Strobe (acquired by Facebook in November 2011); chief operating officer at Canonical, the Ubuntu Linux company; GM, Americas and VP of business development at Alfresco; and part of the team that helped put Novell on its open source track. Asay is an emeritus board member of the Open Source Initiative (OSI) and earned his juris doctorate at Stanford, where he focused on open source and other IP licensing issues, and his MA from the University of Kent at Canterbury and his BA from Brigham Young University. Asay is a regular columnist for ReadWrite, TechRepublic and InfoWorld. 
 

Date/Time: Thursday, Sep 25, 9:00 am       Location: Auditorium
Topic: Thinking Different About Data: How Big Data Changes Family History

Name: Mike Mansfield
Brief Bio: Mike Mansfield works for MyHeritage.com as the Director of Content Operations. Previously Mike worked for Ancestry.com and FamilySearch and has been active in the genealogy and family history domain for the last 16 years. Mike has presented at various genealogical conferences and symposia in the United States and England. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science from Brigham Young University and is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Library and Information Science at Syracuse University. Mike lives in Lindon, Utah with his wife and two sons.
 

Date/Time: Thursday, Sep 25, 11:30 am       Location: Auditorium
Topic: MyHeritage API

Name: Paul Abbott
Brief Bio: 
 

Date/Time: Thursday, Sep 25, 4:30 pm       Location: 2258
Topic: Exploring the Future Developer Center

Date/Time: Friday, Sep 26, 1:30 pm       Location: 2258
Topic: FamilySearch Developer Services 

Name: Randy Ynchausti
Brief Bio: Randy Ynchausti is a software engineer, leader, and architect with over 25 years of professional experience in family history and genealogy, real-time process optimization and control using artificial intelligence, business-to-business integration in the consumer industry, and worldwide shipping and container value chain realization. A theme of Randys experience is large-scale, web-based systems that involve big data where availability, scalability, and throughput are typical stakeholder concerns.  Mr. Ynchausti has completed high-value projects on six of the seven continents of the World. He hopes to make it a clean seven for seven by using Smalltalk to control the lighting and sound mix during his classic rock bands concert on Antarctica.
 

Date/Time: Friday, Sep 26, 9:00 am       Location: 2258
Topic: Family Tree's Journey Toward An Edge Dominant System Architecture

Name: Rich Running
Brief Bio: Rich is an authority on global software delivery, marketing, and product leadership. With teams that he has led, Rich has defined or launched more than $2 billion of software products in the past two decades. Throughout his career, Running has directed and integrated diverse teams across product management, sales support, alliances, product, field and global marketing. Currently employed by FamilySearch, Rich and an experienced Partner Services team work to expand FamilySearch users experience through partner products. Rich and his wife Kim live in Alpine, Utah and have 5 wonderful children. 
 

Date/Time: Friday, Sep 26, 2:30 pm       Location: 2258
Topic: Family Search Partner Program 

Name: Robert Lee
Brief Bio: Robert has worked for FamilySearch for the past eight years, and has been a member of the FamilySearch API team for the past several months. He holds a Masters of Technology and Bachelors of Computer Science, both degrees from BYU.
 

Date/Time: Friday, Sep 26, 11:30 am       Location: 2258
Topic: Best practices and what things to avoid

Name: Ryan Heaton
Brief Bio: 
 

Date/Time: Thursday, Sep 25, 11:00 am       Location: Auditorium
Topic: Introduction to GEDCOM X

Date/Time: Thursday, Sep 25, 2:30 pm       Location: 2265
Topic: Writing Effective Hypermedia-enabled Client Applications

Date/Time: Friday, Sep 26, 1:30 pm       Location: 2258
Topic: FamilySearch Developer Services 

Name: Ryan Koelliker
Brief Bio: Ryan is a senior product manager at FamilySearch. He is responsible for managing FamilySearchs adjacent market partners as well as the product manager for the FamilySearch App Gallery. The App Gallery will provide a place in FamilySearch.org for partners to showcase there products and allow customers to easily find solutions that will help them be more successful in their family history experience. 
 

Date/Time: Friday, Sep 26, 2:30 pm       Location: 2258
Topic: Family Search Partner Program 

Name: Sam Sieber
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Date/Time: Friday, Sep 26, 1:30 pm       Location: 2265
Topic: Relative Finder, Virtual Pedigree, and other emerging technologies from BYU's Family History Technology Lab

Name: Tom Creighton
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Date/Time: Thursday, Sep 25, 10:00 am       Location: Auditorium
Topic: FamilySearch CTO shares Challenges and Opportunities

Name: Vaughn Hepworth
Brief Bio: Vaughn has been supporting enterprise software and APIs for over 6 years. He has experience with C# web development as well. When he is not in front of a computer, Vaughn loves to build furniture in his shop.
 

Date/Time: Thursday, Sep 25, 4:00 pm       Location: 2265
Topic: Best of FSDN Group Threads

Date/Time: Friday, Sep 26, 1:30 pm       Location: 2258
Topic: FamilySearch Developer Services 

Date/Time: Friday, Sep 26, 3:30 pm       Location: 2265
Topic: How To Be Successful With The FamilySearch API

Locations

Room 2258
Date-Time Speaker Topic
Thursday, Sep 25 1:30 pm Dallan Quass Javascript SDK
Thursday, Sep 25 3:30 pm Daniel Zappala Vision for User Experience in Genealogy
Thursday, Sep 25 4:00 pm Jimmy Zimmerman FamilySearch Authentication Choices
Thursday, Sep 25 4:30 pm Paul Abbott Exploring the Future Developer Center
Friday, Sep 26 9:00 am Randy Ynchausti Family Tree's Journey Toward An Edge Dominant System Architecture
Friday, Sep 26 10:00 am David Pugmire RootsTech 2015 Preview
Friday, Sep 26 10:30 am Dan Shellman Whats new in Place 2.0
Friday, Sep 26 11:00 am Bill Harten Success and Challenges of Puzzilla
Friday, Sep 26 11:30 am Robert Lee Best practices and what things to avoid
Friday, Sep 26 1:30 pm Paul Abbott FamilySearch Developer Services
Friday, Sep 26 1:30 pm Ryan Heaton FamilySearch Developer Services
Friday, Sep 26 1:30 pm Jimmy Zimmerman FamilySearch Developer Services
Friday, Sep 26 1:30 pm Vaughn Hepworth FamilySearch Developer Services
Friday, Sep 26 1:30 pm Dean Payne FamilySearch Developer Services
Friday, Sep 26 2:30 pm Rich Running Family Search Partner Program
Friday, Sep 26 2:30 pm Ryan Koelliker Family Search Partner Program
Room 2265
Date-Time Speaker Topic
Thursday, Sep 25 10:30 am Garth Braithwaite Working with Design in Development
Thursday, Sep 25 2:30 pm Ryan Heaton Writing Effective Hypermedia-enabled Client Applications
Thursday, Sep 25 3:30 pm David Nash Getting Started: 15 minutes to your first "Hello" in Java
Thursday, Sep 25 4:00 pm Vaughn Hepworth Best of FSDN Group Threads
Thursday, Sep 25 4:30 pm John Clark The Tree Problem
Friday, Sep 26 9:00 am Dallan Quass Javascript Reference Client
Friday, Sep 26 10:00 am Luther Tychonievich FHISO
Friday, Sep 26 1:30 pm Sam Sieber Relative Finder, Virtual Pedigree, and other emerging technologies from BYU's Family History Technology Lab
Friday, Sep 26 2:30 pm Harold J. Madsen API Simplicity == Speed: Designing APIs That Are Easy and Fun to Use
Friday, Sep 26 3:30 pm Vaughn Hepworth How To Be Successful With The FamilySearch API
Auditorium
Date-Time Speaker Topic
Thursday, Sep 25 9:00 am Matt Asay Thinking Different About Data: How Big Data Changes Family History
Thursday, Sep 25 10:00 am Tom Creighton FamilySearch CTO shares Challenges and Opportunities
Thursday, Sep 25 11:00 am Ryan Heaton Introduction to GEDCOM X
Thursday, Sep 25 11:30 am Mike Mansfield MyHeritage API
Thursday, Sep 25 2:30 pm Jeff Hawkins FamilySearch Product Roadmap
Dinner Area
Date-Time Speaker Topic
Thursday, Sep 25 12:00 pm Joe Eames Leading from the Front - "Leveraging the Front End Web Development Revolution"