From Moodle News by Joseph Thibault
Moodle HQ is ramping up publicity for their upcoming US Moot which will take place in Minneapolis on the Twin Cities campus at University of MN this August 4th through 6th.
The full press release is below but I wanted to call special attention to the opportunity that all attendees have for being part of working groups which will happen on site at the 2015 US Moodlemoot. The focus of Moots run by HQ will be to engage the community and to work to deliver better products and Moodle features based on these working groups and subsequent hackfests. To get involved email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on the working groups check out https://mootus15.moodlemoot.org/mod/page/view.php?id=25
Also, don’t forget that Early Bird pricing for the Moot runs until June 30th, 2015 (the rate is $425 for the full conference). Register today.
The MoodleMoot US event will feature a keynote by Moodle founder Martin Dougiamas, with substantial content focused on developing Moodle as an education and training tool.PERTH, Western Australia — Moodle, the world’s open source learning platform, has announced the line-up of keynote speakers and the opening of registration and call for presentations. Open source advocate Charlie Reisinger and Moodle founder Martin Dougiamas are among those who will take the stage at MoodleMoot US “You Make Moodle” conference from Tuesday August 4 to Thursday August 6, 2015 at the Twin Cities campus of the University of Minnesota.Moodle events, known as MoodleMoots, feature presentations by esteemed speakers and Moodle community members addressing a wide range of topics that appeal to educators, software developers, instructional designers, IT managers and business executives. MoodleMoots bring all of these audiences together in one place to learn, share and network in a fun, energetic atmosphere.For the first time, this event will be hosted by Moodle HQ, the main organization behind the Moodle project. Taking a new approach guided by community survey feedback, the conference is motivated for the community and the benefit of Moodle.“A MoodleMoot is where the community comes together to share and grow technical and design skills, network with friends, exchange best practices and drive the Moodle project forward” says Martin Dougiamas. “MoodleMoot US is our first official Moodle event in the United States and we’re excited to welcome people from all over the country and internationally to help us all improve online learning while enjoying each other’s company and the culture of Minnesota.”MoodleMoot US 2015 will have support from from exhibiting sponsors, including MySQL, Moodlerooms, WIRIS Maths, Blindside Networks, Course Merchant, Respondus, Flipgrid and eLearning Industry.In conjunction with the opening of registration, there is also a call for presentations and applications for working groups on the site MoodleMoot US 2015. Earlybird registration pricing will continue until June 30. Student and group discounts are available by contacting email@example.com.