Hackfest UK 2014
Developer meetings > UK Hackfest April 2014
|When||Thursday 17 April, 2014|
|Where||Moodlemoot Edinburgh, UK|
A Hackfest brings together Moodle developers to brainstorm future Moodle developments.
This hackfest had a group of around 40 developers. We met in Edinburgh on 17th April 2014 to discuss a range of topics (decided by the participants in unconference fashion), with the aim to distil knowledge into some blueprints for specifications of future Moodle features.
Specifications from subsequent work will be linked from here.
LTI Usability Improvements
Lesson activity module reboot
Email Logging and Reporting
Drag and Drop activities
Add-ons Trust Model
- Specification (This was more of an advisory brainstorm, perhaps a spec is not necessary.)
- Notes taken during Hackfest
During the Hackfest, there was a session where developers named tools they were using. If you haven't heard of the tools below, you might want to check them out.
- PHP Xref
- Xdebug + IDE
- Code checker plugin
Other suggested topics
These are topics that were suggested, but were not chosen for sessions (unconference style), but may be worth future consideration.
- MUC best practice discussion
- Converter for Word docs to pages (possibly with drag-and-drop)
- Student > Group > Course > Qualification > Body hierarchy
- Internal verification and validation
- Course reset for blocks and local plugins
- RTL CSS as a separate file
- Global change data recorded on database tables
- In course search
- Resource tagging / Index
- Sharepoint integration repository
- Scheduled fileless backups
- How the OU does "View as student"
- Better way to hide activities, but have them available
- All communication via messaging sends multi-part emails
- "Safe" group membership upload/import
- Facebook style "Like" button or + and - buttons for ratings (MDL-45394)
- Blind marking issues for administrative users