How Did You Like the Tech Talks?

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Postby WelchTC » Wed Jan 31, 2007 5:57 am

I'm not aware of any plans for Tech Talks outside of Utah but I'll try to find out. It is fairly inexpensive to host them in UT as you can imagine. Outside it becomes a much more costly proposal. In addition, when you take all of the leadership from the technology department out of commission for a couple of days (travel, etc) it can be disruptive. I'm not saying we won't do them, we may. I'm just pointing out some of the challenges.

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Postby JasonG-p40 » Wed Jan 31, 2007 5:04 pm

I understand the reasons for keeping it local, I was just reaching for some hope there. ;)

Hmm...I wonder if the wife wants to move to Utah...
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Postby ihenpecked » Thu Feb 01, 2007 12:45 am

richardkmiller wrote:I really enjoyed the Tech Talks as well. I attended both sessions so I have notes on 6 of the 8 talks for anybody interested:

http://blog.moregoodfoundation.org/2007/01/report-on-lds-church-tech-talks/

Very good notes, Richard
I was hunting around for a report and yours fit the bill.

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Postby cshields » Thu Feb 01, 2007 6:13 pm

Yes, thanks for the notes! (the infrastructure notes make me feel warm inside) ;)

A note on OpenOffice.org, I thought it was a great move, very cost effective. I work closely with that community (my day job is providing resources for such OSS projects), and there are some great features coming in the near future. One of the things that is going to be pushed will be an extensions framework (think Firefox in a way) that will stretch beyond application extensions and allow for content extensions as well. Such content can include galleries, templates, macro packs, etc. So, keep in mind that if for instance, the Church were to develop some good templates in OpenOffice.org Calc, and some church graphical content packs, they could be easily packaged and distributed as native OOo extensions. A little rough around the edges right now, but will be better in the months to come. The problem will then be bringing those tens of thousands of OOo installs up to speed with the latest version.

Cheers!

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Postby MichaelCHunsaker » Wed Feb 14, 2007 8:34 pm

I live in Northern Virginia and I total agree that the expense of tranporting Tech Talks personal out here would be prohibitive. Video and/or audio feeds might also be costly. However, it should be fairly easy and inexpensive to post transcripts and Power Point presentations. Please don't forget those of us who live beyond the Intermountaiin West.

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Tech Talk Interest in the Bay Area

Postby greenwoodkl » Wed Feb 21, 2007 6:29 pm

Joel Dehlin has requested that those interested in a potential Bay Area Tech Talk respond to his post on his blog.

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Postby portseven-p40 » Fri Feb 23, 2007 11:45 am

Northern UK would be great but i guess unlikely!

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Postby thedqs » Fri Feb 23, 2007 11:47 am

Probabily not for a couple years. Of course if there could be a broadcasted tech talk that went to the stake centers, that might be a cool idea, though I don't know if there is enough interest world-wide for that to be useful.
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Postby russellhltn » Fri Feb 23, 2007 5:16 pm

thedqs wrote:Of course if there could be a broadcasted tech talk that went to the stake centers, that might be a cool idea, though I don't know if there is enough interest world-wide for that to be useful.


Unless I'm missing something, the satellite system is on 24/7. If there isn't a lot of interest, just put it on in the dead of night. We're techs. We can program VCRs. :D

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Postby thedqs » Fri Feb 23, 2007 6:40 pm

RussellHltn wrote:We can program VCRs. :D



VCRs who uses those anymore, it's Tivo or DVD-RW now-a-days. :D
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