If you read this newsletter regularly, you already know that I travel quite a bit. Right now I am in Mesa, Arizona (a suburb of Phoenix) for tomorrow morning's opening of the 1st Annual Mesa Arizona Family History Expo. The Expo is being held at the Mesa Convention Center at 263 N. Center Street, Mesa. I can't believe they start at 8 AM! (yawn)
For details about this Family History Expo, you can read my earlier article at http://blog.eogn.com/eastmans_online_genealogy/2008/11/mesa-arizona-fa.html as well as look at the Expo's web page at http://www.fhexpos.com/events/upcoming.php?event_id=43.
Please note that the keynote address and exhibit hall are FREE to the public. Please feel free to drop by. If you do, please drop by the Footnote booth to find me and to say "Hi." I should be in or around the Footnote booth in the Exhibits Hall most of the time and would love to meet newsletter readers. However, I will be giving one presentation at 4:30 PM on Friday so I will not be in the Exhibits Hall at that time.
If you cannot attend this event, you will be able to read my report in this newsletter on Sunday or Monday.
If you are at the Expo, bring your laptop or Wi-Fi-equipped PDA. I will be offering wireless networking to all once again in the Exhibits Hall. Simply turn on your computer and look for a Wi-Fi network that is broadcasting an SSID of "eogn." The network is available for personal use only at no charge. No user name or password is required. The Wi-Fi network is offered on an "as is" basis and might disappear at any time. I suspect it will disappear on Friday at 4:30 when I give my presentation as I need to take the wireless networking hardware into the lecture hall where I will be speaking.
This is also the spot where I insert my normal disclaimers about new articles being posted in the newsletter. I may be busy for the next few days. The laptop and/or networking equipment I use might fail. In any case, there may not be as many articles as normal in the next couple of days.
Actually, I have already arrived in Arizona and this article is being written from my hotel room. The laptop and networking appear to be working well so far.
See you at the Expo!