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by joel
Sat Jun 21, 2008 10:56 pm
Forum: Maps
Topic: Ward Maps
Replies: 157
Views: 86816

Making Progress

Last year Kevandcan woke us up to the potential of the community. This year we will plan to get serious about kicking off some open source projects. It has taken us a few years to get to the point we're ready, but we are just about there. In the meantime, check out the new beta app we just released ...
by joel
Wed Jun 13, 2007 8:58 am
Forum: Other Member Technologies
Topic: Open Source Idea
Replies: 40
Views: 10014

Lazy Teachers

Yes, there is a concern that teachers might cease listening to the spirit and just take lessons verbatim. We should be aware of that danger. On the other hand, the spirit can work as you browse various lesson objects and in inspire you to use particular ones. Is that better or worse than what we hav...
by joel
Tue Jun 12, 2007 10:32 pm
Forum: Other Member Technologies
Topic: Open Source Idea
Replies: 40
Views: 10014

Open Source Idea

Here's an idea for an open source project: Lesson Exchange What about a web site with several sections: e.g. primary, sunday school, relieft society, priesthood. A person has the ability to log in and upload lesson plans (in a very simple format) and to categorize them. People can download the lesso...
by joel
Fri Jun 01, 2007 12:40 am
Forum: MLS Support, Help, and Feedback
Topic: MLS on Microsoft Surface
Replies: 28
Views: 7056

Microsoft Playtable

Microsoft did not acquire this technology. It was conceived of and developed in house. My last job at Microsoft was managing an incubation team. Stevie Bathiche worked for me and Andy Wilson was a friend of mine from Microsoft Research. Both are incredible guys. They're listed under the "origin...
by joel
Sun Apr 29, 2007 4:12 pm
Forum: Main Church Website
Topic: an important issue on
Replies: 19
Views: 6974

Great Feedback!

Benjamin, et al. Thank you for the feedback. Here is a copy of my email response to Benjamin. /* Hello Benjamin. Thanks for the post. It's frankly a great point. LDS.ORG is really not that old. Over time it has grown and now deserves a pretty serious re-thinking of the structure. This last release w...
by joel
Tue Feb 20, 2007 9:18 pm
Forum: Clerk Computers
Topic: Ward Computer Standard Build
Replies: 29
Views: 9003


In the past we've included OpenOffice on the MLS desktop image because it was free and seemed like a decent throw-in, given the price. We haven't done a ton of analysis to see how much it's being used, but I suspect it's not used a whole lot.
by joel
Fri Jan 19, 2007 8:03 am
Forum: Help with this forum
Topic: LDS Tech Talk
Replies: 38
Views: 11938

We had a fantastic time last time! It was amazing to see the interest in technology at the Church. We knew there were some smart, committed people out there who were showing interest, but we were pleasantly surprised by the response!!

Thank you!! We'll do it again.

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