Harold F. Johnson Library on a sunny day with blue skies overhead. The building itself features a stacked block design.

Moodle Hack/Doc Fest, Summer 2017

Moodle Hack/Doc Fest, Summer 2017 will be held Wednesday, June 21 through Friday, June 23, 2017 at Hampshire College in Amherst, MA. A pre-Hack/Doc documentation and coding sprint will be held Tuesday, June 20, 2017. Hampshire also hosted Hack/Doc in Summer 2011.

Unfortunately I can’t be there myself because of a prior commitment. It’s bittersweet — this is the first Hack/Doc I’ve missed since it was establish all those many years ago, but I’m happy that it’s continuing on without me. I’m sure folks will have fun kicking the tires on Moodle 3.3’s new features and having excellent conversations about technology in higher education.

If you’ve never been to Hack/Doc Fest, check out CLAMP’s travel grants. The website spells out the specifics, but here’s the high-level summary:

The Collaborative Liberal Arts Moodle Project (CLAMP) provides grants to support travel to its biannual Hack/Doc events. The purpose of these grants is to encourage new CLAMP participants to attend a Hack/Doc, meet their colleagues in Moodle support roles and contribute to our shared work.

CLAMP will reimburse an applicant’s institution for travel costs of up to $500. CLAMP will make three grants available for each Hack/Doc event (for a total of six grants per year).

I think it’s a very cool idea, and I’m interested to see how it works out. Hopefully it’ll result in some new faces at Hack/Doc.

Update 7/3/2017

Hack/Doc Fest went off in June, and it looks like they accomplished quite a lot. Here are the blog posts from the event: