Genealogy & Family History SE needs a bit more notice by genealogists.
Today, I got notice of the RootsTech 2016 Call For Presentations. I was at RootsTech in its 2nd year (2012), in its 4th year (2014) and I plan to go again next year (2016). I've been on a panel in 2012 and gave a presentation in 2014 (Windows Phone for Genealogists). I was thinking of topics to submit for 2016, and immediately, our Genealogy & Family History Stack Exchange site came to mind. We had talked about publicizing our site at RootsTech in the past, but AFAIK nobody had ever taken that on.
So unless there are any objections, that is what I'm going to do. Proposal submissions will be accepted between June 12 and June 30.
There's plenty to talk about. What our site is about. Some examples of the questions. Some examples of the answers. How the site works. How to sign up. What upvoting and downvoting is. Searching and finding questions you're interested in, and plenty more. Well more than enough to fill up an hour talk.
I could offer this as a computer lab as well, if they accept it.
Hopefully, a presentation or lab at RootsTech will generate some publicity and interest. If we're lucky, they'll select this talk as one of recorded sessions that will be viewed by many others, either live-stream or afterwards from the Rootstech site.
June 30, 2015 update. Hey gang, I'm really sorry.
I've decided to change my plans and I'm not going this February to RootsTech 2016, so I didn't submit G&FH SE to them this year.
But I am going on the 11th Unlock the Past Cruise in February with Judy Russell and others where I'm scheduled to make at least 7 talks. I'm going to arrange to add or switch one of them with a talk/workshop on G&FH SE.
I do expect to go to RootsTech in 2017, and I promise then to make it one of the proposals I submit.