This week I’ve been:
- Sending out Issue #320 of my Thought Shrapnel newsletter. This one was called ‘The power of appreciation’. Thanks to those who make Thought Shrapnel possible via their support on Patreon.
- Spending Wednesday and Thursday in Barcelona with my wife, Hannah. Then I was in the Lake District walking with my TIDE podcast co-host Dai Barnes.
- Working on the MoodleNet project:
- Meeting Alex Castaño for the first time in Barcelona! Hannah and I also took the opportunity to go out for tapas with him and his girlfriend, Laia at El Nacional.
- Working on an update to the MoodleNet overview slide deck. This is now at v0.8 and, thanks to some feedback from the community, serves as a non-technical introduction. We’ll direct more technical queries towards our wiki and GitLab repos.
- Discussing approaches to compliance with DMCA, DPIA, GDPR, and other four-letter acronyms with Carlo Polizzi.
- Sending through an overview of our MoodleMoot US session, and getting up-to-speed on details for both the Moot and the Mozilla Festival.
- Continuing to work through the backend development issues in Gitlab and doing some research around GraphQL, and figuring out how to apply the ActivityStreams vocabulary to MoodleNet.
- Finishing documentation of the Pleroma codebase, which we were planning to use for the generic CommonsPub server.
- Trying to figure out some of the issues we’ve discovered in the Pleroma codebase around ActivityPub and the way they’ve approached development using Elixir.
- Meeting with Martin Dougiamas to give an update on progress with MoodleNet.
- Checking-in with Outlandish on their work around front-end development. The login and sign-up screens are ready (including validation) and we’ll be testing the sign-up process with users in November. In addition they’ve been continuing to update the style guide and the community and collection elements.
- Curating interesting things I came across on the Thought Shrapnel blog:
- Recording four microcasts, available only to Patreon supporters:
Next week, I’ll be at home from Monday to Thursday, before driving down with my family to London for the Mozilla Festival. I’ll be going straight from there to Denver for MoodleMoot US on the Sunday.