Over the weekend, many of us were busy online tweeting & blogging about (as well as following along) to all the events at RootsTech. I personally spent hours reading about all the great things going on.
On Tuesday, another conference starts that some of my geneabuddies & library friends may be interested in – the Tools of Change for Publishing Conference.
Sponsored by O’Reilly, the conference explores the latest and greatest in publishing. Topics will span books in print, ebooks, cloud computing, online services such as GoodReads & LibraryThing and more. Books + Technology is the name of this game.
This is the 5th annual conference and will be held February 14th-16th in New York. How can you at home follow along?
- Live streams of the keynotes – 13 presentations!! the speeches run from 8:45am-6pm. Best of all, all of them will be made available via YouTube or podcast subscription for later viewing. Since I work full-time, I’ll be making use of the YouTube accessibility. I am particularly interested in a talk on eReading Survey results and another on creating apps. Video from the 2010 conference is also available online.
- TOC Twitter account – the official Twitter feed for the conference
- The Twitter hashtag — is #toccon. Of course I’ve already added this to my list of saved searches. You should too.
- TOC Facebook Page – “Like” it to get updates in your news feed
- TOC Social Page – consolidates the social activity around the ‘net.
This is a conference from the publishing industry so there will be that “bent”, but overall it will still be fun & informational to follow along with this conference. As I draw inferences for both my professional position as well as my genealogy hobby I’ll share as appropriate. Who else is with me?