Moodle Git Workshop, Fall 2011

CLAMP is sponsoring a Moodle Git Workshop at Lafayette College on Wednesday, Nov. 9 and Thursday, November 10, 2011. The core Moodle development team has switched to using Git for version control, and all future Moodle development will be happening there.

Because of this, it’s essential that CLAMP’s developers understand how to use Git, both at their own instituations and in CLAMP’s Git repository. This technically-oriented, developer-centric workshop will focus on basic and advanced Git usage, with a particular eye toward how it it relates to CLAMP.

Please note that as part of this workshop we’ll have some pre-event homework that you will need to do. This includes installing git on your local machine, trying out some basic commands, etc., all of which will help us quickly get up and running with Git at the workshop. We’ll discuss this in detail during the pre-event online orientation in mid-October.

Attending the Moodle Git Workshop is a free event. Attendees will need to pay for their own transportation, lodging, and dinner.






  • The Easton Bus Depot is located downtown, and is a brisk 20-30 minute walk from the Lafayette Inn. Trans-Bridge Lines ( offers over a dozen round-trips daily to Newark Airport and New York City.


  • The nearest Amtrak stations are in Newark and New York, both of which are connected to Easton by bus. New Jersey Transit’s Raritan Valley Line operates as far west as Raritan, New Jersey, about 30 miles southeast of Easton.


  • There are two primary companies that service the area and provide transportation to both Lehigh Valley International Airport and Newark Liberty International Airport, Yellow Cab of Easton, (610) 258-2888, and Akab Taxi & Transportation Service, Phillipsburg, N.J., (908) 454-3420.


  • We are arranging ride-shares through Google Docs in case you need a ride from the airport or the bus station. Registrants will be emailed the link to this Google Doc.


Attendees are responsible for arranging their own lodging. We have reserved a block of 10 rooms at the Lafayette Inn, which is within walking distance of the college (6 blocks or about 1/4 mile). These are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

The Lafayette Inn

Reference the “Lafayette CLAMP Git Conference” to get the special CLAMP rate. Check-in begins at 3:00 p.m. Check-out is 11:00 a.m. Please call for the late arrival door lock code if you will be arriving after 10 p.m.

Other Lodging Options
There are a number of other hotels near Lafayette College. You can find a complete list from the college web site:


Novembers in Easton, Pa. tend to be cold and wet. Expect temperatures in the 40s to 50s, with lows in the 30s overnight.


  • There is no reimbursement for this event through CLAMP.


This is a tentative itinerary for the CLAMP Git Workshop at Lafayette College.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

  • 2 p.m. ET: Git Workshop Orientation

We will be holding a pre-workshop orientation on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2011 in CLAMP’s Elluminate Room.  At the orientation you’ll have a chance to ask questions about the training, get last minute updates, and verify that your CLAMP credentials are working properly.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

  • 8:30 a.m. Meet at Lafayette Inn to walk over to the college
  • 9:00 a.m.-noon.: Session 1
  • Noon-1 p.m.: Lunch
    • Lunch provided by Lafayette College
  • 1 p.m.-5 p.m.: Session 2
  • 6 p.m.: Group dinner

Thursday, November 10, 2011

  • 8:30 a.m. Meet at Lafayette Inn to walk over to the college
  • 9:00 a.m.-noon.: Session 3
  • Noon-1 p.m.: Lunch
    • Lunch provided by Lafayette College
  • 1 p.m.-5 p.m.: Session 4
  • 6 p.m.: Dinner on your own