Moodle Hack/Doc Fest, Winter 2011

Moodle Hack/Doc Fest: Winter 2011 will be held January 4-6, 2011 at Furman University  in Greenville, SC.

As with prior events, Hack/Doc will feature programmers and instructional technologists coming together to improve Moodle. Our short list of projects for Hack/Doc includes:

  • Evaluating what works — and doesn’t work — in Moodle 2.0, with a particular eye toward third party blocks, modules and themes as well as our own custom code.
  • Identifying what new documentation is needed for Moodle 2.0.
  • Fixing bugs in the Moodle Liberal Arts edition.
  • Working on unit testing scripts to help automate testing new moodle releases.

Offer your own suggestions for Hack/Doc projects in this open thread.

Attending Hack Doc Fest: Moodle Hack/Doc Fest is a free event. Attendees will need to pay for their own transportation, lodging, and dinner.

Virtual Attendance: In addition to the conventional Hack/Doc Fest, we’re planning on coordinating a virtual component to Hack/Doc Fest that will allow people to participate from their own campuses on a limited basis.



  • Contact: Cort Haldaman
  • When: January 4-6, 2011 (8:30 a.m. Tuesday – 2 p.m. Thursday)
  • Where: James B. Duke Library Room 042, Furman University, Greenville, SC

Hack/Doc Fest Links


Attendees are responsible for arranging their own lodging. There are some recommended options for Hack/Doc Fest; attendees can also look into other hotels and inns in the Greenville area listed here.  Please note that only the Vinings Apartments are within walking distance of the Furman Library (approximately a 20-30 minute walk, and South Carolina can still be chilly in January, so please plan accordingly).

  • Vinings Apartments: Furman University has two apartments convenient to campus available at $89/night.  More information is available here.
  • Hampton Inn, Travelers Rest: The first of two nearby hotels.
  • Sleep Inn, Travelers Rest: And the second of two nearby hotels.
    • SLEEP INN – Travelers Rest
      110 Hawkins Road @ Hwy 25 North
      Travelers Rest, SC 29690
      (864) 834-7040 or (800) 753-3746
    • Mon-Sun: $65–70 (king/double)
      Breakfast Included


  • Furman is served by the Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP).
  • Train service by Amtrak is available to downtown Greenville (GRV) on the Crescent route with trains arriving at 4:54 AM and departing at 11:15 PM each day.
  • For local transportation from the airport, we advise you to rent a car.  Driving directions are available online (please use the “From Charlotte, NC and points northeast” directions if coming from GSP).
  • Guest parking is available in the unmarked spaces next to the Daniel Chapel (see item label 18 on the campus map).


  • A light continental breakfast will be provided each morning.
  • Furman University will provide a brown bag-style lunch each day of the event.
  • We are considering having a group diner on Wednesday night.


  • There is no reimbursement for this Hack/Doc Fest through CLAMP.