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MoodleMoot DACH 2019

Die erste offizielle MoodleMoot DACH hat von Dienstag, den 10. September bis Freitag, den 13. September 2019 an der Technischen Universität in Wien, Österreich stattgefunden. Die Veranstaltung wurde in einem einzigartigen, für MoodleMoots untypischen Format abgehalten.

[Translate to English:] MoodleMoot DACH BarCamp

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[Translate to English:] MoodleMoot DACH DevCamp

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Bestehend aus einem zwei-tägigen DevCamp gefolgt von einem zwei-tägigen BarCamp führte die MoodleMoot DACH 2019 die Tradition des offenen Formats der vergangenen Jahre fort. 

MoodleMoot DACH DevCamp

“It’s an intensive two-day hackathon which allows Moodle developers to work
with like-minded people on hands-on projects while having the opportunity
to exchange know-how, validate their ideas and create working code.”

The Moodle DevCamp is an open and free two-day hackathon for all developers, UX experts, QA professionals, but also everyone who is interested in Moodle. The main goal of the DevCamp is to present your own ideas, to validate them and to convert them into actually functioning code within a heterogeneous team.
At the beginning of the event, the ideas are presented by the participants. Everyone gets the opportunity to work on the project that piqued their interest the most. After like-minded people have found each other, the participants have the space and time to produce “working code”.

The DevCamp started after a short introduction by the two organizers, Katarzyna Potocka and Eva Karall, the Moodle Core Contributor and Senior Analyst Developer for Moodle HQ - David Mudrák. Through his interesting insight into the world of “Outputting HTML in Moodle”… During the pitching session, a total of more than 20 ideas were presented, from which 13 teams were formed that worked on the implementation of the presented ideas for two days. At the end of the DevCamp, the results of the last two days were presented by all teams and 3 winning teams were selected by the participants. The first three places went to the following teams:

  • 1st place: “Improve the layout & usability of the settings page” - idea by Simeon Naydenov
  • 2nd place: “Enhanced activity / resource picker” - idea by Guy Thomas
  • 3rd place: “Working on the gradebook => bonus points” - idea by Martin Reichl and Reinhilde Kircher

MoodleMoot DACH BarCamp

"It is an intense two-day event where Moodle practitioners can learn new knowledge, exchange thoughts with like-minded people and work on current projects."

The MoodleMoot DACH BarCamp is an open and free two-day unconference for all Moodle users, administrators, teachers, developers and educators, but also everyone who is interested in Moodle. The BarCamp allows all participants an open and free format in which the program is created by them themselves during the event. The lectures will be held in either German or English, depending on the preference of the speakers, with everyone having the opportunity to focus on their main interests, contribute topics to the program or join existing topics. A flying change during the lectures is not only possible but even desirable.

After a brief welcome by the two organizers and the Vice Rector for Studies and Teaching of the TU Wien, Kurt Matyas, the participants of the BarCamp could look forward to an exciting keynote from Moodle inventor and Moodle HQ CEO Martin Dougiamas. With the topic “Technology’s role in the future of education” Martin addressed a very important topic and was able to give many participants an insight into current projects.

After almost 40 pitches, the session plan for the two days of BarCamp was quickly filled with interesting topics. From workshops with titles like “Future of OpenCast Integration in Moodle” and “How to write good Moodle code” to sessions about “Moodle and Raspberry Pi”, “Offline Quiz” and “How to make the gradebook fit for the 21st century” the spectrum of lectures for the very heterogeneous target group is broad.