Moodle DevCamp 2019 - Idea exchange and progress tracking

DevCamp: Brainstorming mode ON

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DevCamp: Brainstorming mode ON
by Katarzyna Potocka - Tuesday, 21 May 2019, 2:22 PM

In order to have a great and efficient DevCamp we are trying to give you as much space and freestyle as possible, but also want to have a "plan" for what should happen … so here we go …

Upfront I want to mention that it definitely is a DevCamp, so there is coding involved. Which doesn't mean that each team doesn't need a decent tester or UX designer for mockups or stuff like that.

But the main part is definitely writing code and therefore participants will have to come up with amazing and cool ideas, that you will be able to work on.

Pitching your ideas!

The main part that you can prepare is the pitching session and brainstorming of some amazing ideas.

Try to think of something that

  • would be useful for the community
  • you would be able to finish in 1-2 days
  • is original
  • you would be able to make user-friendly (UX)
  • follows the Moodle Coding Guidelines

And here is the agenda for the Moodle DevCamp…


10:00 - Welcome session Moodle DevCamp
10:10 - Idea pitching - 2 min per person & project

Please think about your pitch before, so that you are prepared and can fit your pitch in 1 min and have 1 min left to find like-minded people who want to work with you on your project.

Pitch your project and find up to 3 team members - your team shouldn’t be bigger than 3-4 people, and each team should have at least 2 developers. Finding your team can be tricky and the easiest way would be with rising hands and first-come-first-serve zwinkernd

11:30 - Dev Sessions

Let's start with the coding sessions. It would be great if all the developers would already have the basic stuff ready - you are more than welcome to discuss what should be prepared for an efficient DevCamp (Moodle version, IDE, …) in this forum.

17:30 - Sprint Pitching

Let us know what you have been working on and what you have achieved - you have 3 min per project

Tell us:

  • what your main idea was / what your project is about
  • what your team members are responsible for
  • how far have you gotten = what is already working
  • and what is the plan for tomorrow

18:00 - Closing Moodle DevCamp day 1, preview Moodle DevCamp day 2

… let's drink some Mojitos or just keep coding wink


from 08:30 - Dev sessions

start coding whenever you are ready to work on your projects

16:00 - Start preparing your final presentation

You have 3 min presentation time and shouldn't have more than 3 slides (if you want to even use slides - remember working code is the main goal)

16:30 - Present your project

Present the status quo of what you have been working on within 3 min. Working code is the main goal.

17:30 - And the winner is … Closing DevCamp & Preview BarCamp

dammit … soooo little time …

18:00 - let’s share our experience at an informal evening event

Anything you want to share?

If you have any questions or any suggestions, please feel free to share them with us here.

I wish you a great day and am looking forward to our Moodle DevCamp in Vienna.

Cheers Kasia

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Re: DevCamp: Brainstorming mode ON
by Katarzyna Potocka - Wednesday, 12 June 2019, 10:19 AM

What would be a great development idea, that could improve moodle or its usability and would be doable in 2 days in a team with up to 4 people?

Share your ideas wink

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Re: DevCamp: Brainstorming mode ON
by Katarzyna Potocka - Friday, 12 July 2019, 11:44 AM

I hope you don't mind but I created now a new topic for every suggestion you posted so far so that we have a better overview of the topics and also on the answers and upvotes per topic. 

Please create a new topic for each new idea smile

All the ideas have been really great so far so keep them coming…