Weeknote 48/2018 | Doug Belshaw

Note: this is my last post on this blog for 2018. I’ll be back in January

This week I’ve been:
Sending out Issue #326 of my Thought Shrapnel newsletter. It was entitled, for self-explanatory reasons, ‘Last issue of 2018’. It was, as ever, made possible via those who support me on Patreon.
Feeling ill. I took Monday and Friday off and limped through my other days. I’m on the mend, I think.
Working on the MoodleNet project (Tues-Thurs):
Writing about the work we did in Barcelona after user feedback on the sign-up process, and about writing a lengthy post about Emoji ID.
Collaborating…

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A conversation with Adam Procter about Project ‘NodeNoggin’ | Doug Belshaw

I was pleased to have the opportunity to talk last night with Adam Procter about his PhD and Project ‘NodeNoggin’. Listen below or click here:

Notes can be found here, ways to get involved in the project are on GitLab, and you can discuss our conversation in this thread at Adam’s forum.

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Weeknote 47/2018 | Doug Belshaw

This week I’ve been:
Sending out Issue #325 of my Thought Shrapnel newsletter. It was entitled ‘Green screen LOLs’ and was, as ever, made possible via those who support me on Patreon.
Setting up and configuring a Mastodon instance for Thought Shrapnel supporters. Thanks to those who helped me test it!
Working on the MoodleNet project (Mon-Fri):
Travelling to and from Barcelona for a team work week. It was the first time Mayel and Alex had met in person, and it was great to have Kayleigh and Sam from Outlandish with us on the Thursday and Friday.
Presenting to the Board (and the rest of…

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Weeknote 46/2018 | Doug Belshaw

This week I’ve been:
Sending out Issue #323 of my Thought Shrapnel newsletter. It was entitled ‘Two steps forward, one hour back’ and was, as ever, made possible via those who support me on Patreon.
Working on the MoodleNet project (Mon-Thurs):
Participating in a Moodle branding workshop.
Getting ready for our workweek in Barcelona next week (logistics, booking, etc.)
Creating ‘job landscapes’ for a couple of potential additions to our team.
Finalising our approach to user testing of the sign-up process with Outlandish.
Reviewing the stats for the existing moodle.net with Gavin Henrick…

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Weeknote 45/2018 | Doug Belshaw

This week I’ve been:
Sending out Issue #323 of my Thought Shrapnel newsletter. It was entitled ‘46 hours in transit’ and was, as ever, made possible via those who support me on Patreon.
Working on the MoodleNet project (Mon-Thurs)
Documenting the sessions we ran at MozFest & MoodleMoot on the wiki, and then writing a blog post summary.
Creating an overview document of how the ’emoji ID’ functionality in MoodleNet might work
Figuring out the workflow for next week’s MoodleNet sign-up testing (being run by Outlandish)
Meeting with Gry Stene, Moodle’s new Chief Product Officer. …

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Weeknote 44/2018 | Doug Belshaw

This week I’ve been:
Sending out Issue #322 of my Thought Shrapnel newsletter (last Sunday). It was entitled ‘Back-to-back’ and was, as ever, made possible via those who support me on Patreon.
Flying to Denver from London, straight after MozFest, for the US MoodleMoot. It took 22 hours to get there due to flight delays and missed connections.
Deciding not to move the family to Barcelona, as the salary from the job offer my wife received was too low, and they wouldn’t negotiate.
Working on the MoodleNet project (Mon-Weds)
Receiving confirmation that we’ve been successful in pitching for a…

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Weeknote 43/2018 | Doug Belshaw

This week I’ve been:
Sending out Issue #321 of my Thought Shrapnel newsletter (last Sunday). It was entitled ‘Small talk and tiny conferences’ and was, as ever, made possible via those who support me on Patreon.
Editing and releasing Episode 111 of the Today In Digital Education (TIDE) podcast with my co-host Dai Barnes, after recording it during our walks in the Lake District last weekend.  We entitled this episode ‘Live in the Lakes’ and discussed all manner of things, sometimes in a coherent way!
Travelling down to London for the Mozilla Festival with my family. They had a great time,…

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