7 months ago

Semi-finalists Announced

Thank you for participating in the RootsTech Innovator Showdown.  After a rigorous judging process, the semi-finalists have been selected. Congratulations to those who have made it this far!  Each of the semi-finalists is invited to travel to Salt Lake City, Utah, where the final round of judging will take place in front of a live audience and a panel of judges. We look forward to seeing who comes out on top!

The 2017 semi-finalists are:

Champollion 2.0
CSI: Crowd Sourced Indexing
Cuzins
Double Match Triangulator
Emberall
JoyFLIPS
Kindex
OldNews USA
QromaTag
RootsFinder

We want you to know how difficult the…

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8 months ago

2 Days To Go!

We are seeing submissions pour in and are excited to see the final entries in the next couple of days.  We know some of you are holding out till the last minute. Here are some reminders for you and others on this final stretch!

Remember that your video is key in convincing the judges to take a closer look at your project, and is limited to 90 seconds max. Don't submit a longer video or you will be disqualified right out of the gate, and we sure don't want that to happen.  For more info on this, see our "How You

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9 months ago

How You Can Win – Tips and Reminders

Thank you for participating in this year’s annual RootsTech Innovator Showdown – a hack-a-thon with a family history twist.  With about 3 weeks to go, we wanted to offer some tips, reminders, and set expectations.

There is a lot of info here, but it’s worth the read.  Our team decided to write down all these tips rather than host a webinar with you.  So here is a useful guide on what it takes to win this competition. Please use the discussion forum for questions and conversation.

This hack-a-thon is intense but rewarding.  If you haven’t already, check out the Resources page…

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