wrote a post outlining my goals for RootsTech 2013. Now that its all over let's take a look and see how I did.
- Allow more time for personal research in the Family History LibraryThis one was a complete bust. A couple of weeks prior to Rootstech2013, I developed bursitis in my right leg. Let's just say that walking was pretty painful. And even though my hotel was only about a block away, the thought of yet more walking was out of the question. I didn't darken the door of the Family History Library one time. I know....sacrilege.. but there it is. I just decided to pick my battles and that I was primarily in Salt Lake City for RootsTech not the FHL.
- Lighten the technology load
- This one was mostly a success. Now that I have an iPad, I brought it instead of a laptop. For the most part that worked well but blogging on the mobile interface was sometimes problematic. Now if I can just learn not to over-pack my suitcase!
- Choose classes by speaker, as well as content.
- This one I accomplished although I didn't take many classes. Again with the walking issue. But the classes I took were awesome.
- Spend more time in the Expo Hall and Media Hub getting to know people. Skip classes if necessary.
- Done! Last year I knew no one. This year I feel much more grounded in the genealogy community.
- Learn to use TRAX
- Another complete bust. Because of my bum leg I spent all of my free time either in my hotel room or at the conference. No time for TRAX.