RootsTech 2015: Day 2


This year’s RootsTech is set to be the biggest yet, with more attendees and online participants than ever before.

One of today’s highlights was MyHeritage’s participation in the first ever Innovator Showdown.

Over 50 software developers from around the world entered a challenge to create the best new innovations in family history for an opportunity to win $25,000 in awards provided by sponsors (including MyHeritage, a platinum sponsor). The entrants were narrowed down over a course of rounds, and finalists were invited to present their ideas in the keynote hall. Prizes were determined by a panel of renowned judges and live audience voting. MyHeritage’s VP of Business Development, Dan Mano, was a judge, alongside our good friend AJ Jacobs and other leaders from the business world.

Dan coming on stage
Dan coming on stage

Today, our booth was filled with people wanting to learn more about MyHeritage or asking how to get the most out of our services. We gave a number of standing-room-only demos at our booth and are looking forward to tomorrow – family day – when families will share their passion for family history with the next generation.

Follow our RootsTech activities in real-time on twitter @MyHeritage.

Looking forward to seeing you all on day 3!

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