Saturday, May 21, 2011

Conference App for Cellphones @ Jamboree next month

Jamboree of the Southern California Genealogical Society is the first conference I will have attended that offers the program as a phone app. The conference website says: "The Jamboree app is the first mobile phone application to keep you organized throughout the weekend. You can plan your schedule, find exhibitors, follow your favorite speakers, read tweets and blog posts and more. And it's FREE!"

Jamboree App

What I didn't realize at first is that this app has other uses. As you know many of the speakers at a conference like Jamboree, also speak at many other conferences. Last week while I was at the National Genealogical Society (NGS) in Charleston, I used this app to help decide which sessions to attend. No, NGS does not yet have such an app. However, when conflicting time slots offered a speaker who was also presenting at Jamboree and one who wasn't, the app helped me to decide which one to hear in Charleston and which I could defer until Jamboree.

The app works well on my Blackberry. You may want to check it out whether or not you can attend Jamboree in Burbank next month. It will be a great learning opportunity. I hope to see you there.

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