With so many options of workshops and talks happening this year at Who Do You Think You Are? LIVE, I put them into a Google calendar to help plan my time. The data comes from the official website, with a few extra mini-talks on stand no 2, the Register of Qualified Genealogists, added. In previous years, other exhibitors like FindMyPast, FamilySearch and The National Archives have had presentations, but these are not publicised so I can’t include them on my calendar.
I colour coded events according to workshop programme and cost. Purple entries are the Society of Genealogist Workshops in theatres 1, 2 and 3, which cost £3 on the day. Green are the free SOG Wokshops in the Education Zone. Turquiose are The Genealogist workshops, yellow are the Family Tree DNA workshops, and pink are the Register of Qualified Genealogists mini-talks. It looks like this from my google account:
Here is the embeded calendar, which looses my colour coding.
Alternatively you can download the calendar to any application that accepts the ical format. Please feel free to experiment.
In Google calendar I can add meetings with colleagues, highlight which talks I want to attend and set reminders.
My calendar will not adapt to any changes in schedule, as I will be busy at the show. Would you like the show organisers to provide the data for download into your choice of software?
My personal contributions will be as one of the ‘Ask the Experts’ on Thursday 6 April between 12 pm and 2 pm, and a 10 minute mini-talk entitled ‘Cracking the Code – Old Handwriting Deciphered’ on the Register of Qualified Genealogists stand on Saturday 8 April at 11 am.
I will be attending WDYTYA Live in London from 20 – 22 February 2014.
I will also be spending time representing the Association of Professional Genealogists on stand 328. If you are looking for a professional to help you, come and ask us who has expertise relevant to your research questions. If you are thinking about pursuing a career as a genealogist or are curious about what our members do, drop by for a talk.
Catching up with genealogists I know, meeting new people, and keeping abreast of new developments will fill the rest of the time and no doubt I won’t get around everything.