Innovator Summit

A full day kick-off event on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 with business and tech developer classes throughout RootsTech.

Chris Dancy

Building Generations of Opportunity

New in 2014, RootsTech Innovator Summit is a unique opportunity for software developers, entrepreneurs and technology business leaders to explore and influence technology solutions in the family history industry.

This year, we’ve created a day for a wider audience of innovators to participate in a great lineup of sessions and content. Attendees will have the opportunity to collaborate and learn from other developers, business leaders, academia, and industry experts on Wednesday, Feb. 5 2014, and then participate fully in the RootsTech conference and Expo Hall from Thursday through Saturday, which also includes several business oriented sessions for innovators.

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Chris Dancy

Chris Dancy is a Director in the Chief Technology Officer’s office at BMC and Data Exhaust Cartographer that has been dubbed “The Most Quantified Human.” He utilizes analytics to measure almost everything about himself. Chris has been engaging information systems for over 20 years, with experiences ranging from Help Desk Level 1, to Service Desk Manager, ITSM Process Consultant, Software Product Manager, Executive Corporate Marketer, an entrepreneur, and currently as a Director in the Office of the CTO for BMC software.

Developer Challenge

The annual RootsTech developer challenge rewards developers who introduce the most innovative, new concepts to family history. Finalists are given the opportunity to showcase their product or application during RootsTech, with prizes being awarded to the winners!

Get Started

Check out Treelines.com the 2013 winning concept from developer Tammy Hepps. Read Tammy’s story: How RootsTech Became the Birthplace of Treelines

Innovator Summit Passes

To see Innovator Summit pass pricing information, click here.

To see a pass comparison chart, click here.

Innovator Summit At a Glance

Innovator Summit At A Glance
Wednesday is a dedicated day of sessions for innovators, with other sessions also available Thursday to Saturday. *Lunch is provided free for all Innovator Summit attendees.

Innovator Summit Schedule

View Innovator Summit classes. Innovator Summit classes have an ID number that starts with DEV.

Schedule subject to change.

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