Open Thinkering


Tag: Newcastle University

Weeknote 20/2019

This week I’ve been continuing to go through the hiring process for a new MoodleNet backend developer. Recruitment isn’t easy, particularly when you’re trying to do it quickly, you have to co-ordinate with colleagues in Australia, the people you’re hiring are in different countries, and you’re attending two conferences while doing so.

Despite that, we’ve managed to hire not one, but two backend developers. I’m delighted with both of them, so keep your eyes on the MoodleNet blog for more details!

I’ve also been at the Thinking Digital conference this week, which of all the events I go to, has to be my favourite. That’s quite the statement to make, I know, but it’s uniformly fantastic, and I purchase my Early Bird ticket as soon as they come out. I left, as I always do, feeling inspired about the tech as a force for change in the world.

Recently, I’ve pivoted Thought Shrapnel into being something I write an article for on a daily basis. I’m really enjoying that discipline, releasing what I write first to those who support me on Patreon, and then a week later making the articles available on the open web.

I wrote one post for this blog about the effect of changing the ‘launcher’ on my Android phone at the weekend. You can read that here.

Next week, as a result of the conference, I’ve got an invitation to speak at Newcastle University Business School on the future of technology. I’ll also be onboarding the new members of the MoodleNet team and collaborating with my We Are Open co-op buddies.

Photo of the River Tyne taken by me on Thursday. More of my images can be found on Pixelfed.

Weeknote 16/2013

This week I’ve been:

Next week I’m at the Mozilla London for the day on Tuesday and Glasgow on Thursday for badge design workshop. Then it’s Maker Faire in Newcastle next weekend! Can’t wait.