Are you headed to OSDC?

So I’ve been doing my part recently promoting MoodlePosium and BuzzConf, but I also wanted to spare a word for OSDC – the Open Source Developers’ Conference. This year it will be held in Hobart, October 27th to 29th.

Wrest Point Casino, Hobart
Did I mention the venue is the “Wrest Point Casino”. Woohoo!

I’m not a developer, I’m the first to admit that. And I use a Mac, and it’s most definitely not running Linux. So why am I interested?

Well, lately I think all the cool, fun things I’m playing with are open source. Moodle, WordPress, Raspberry Pi,  Arduino, jQuery, ember.js, Brackets – all open source!

The schedule looks interesting. There almost seems to be an EduTech stream:

  • Teaching and learning, what I learned from a year of mentoring at UTS by Jack Skinner
  • Disrupting the Classroom, in a Good Way by Arjen Lentz
  • Skulling Around: Hands-on History by Claire Reeler

Plus some of my friends are presenting – Jack Skinner, Ben Dechrai, Katie McLaughlin (although she’ll be presenting at the same time as me if the schedule holds), and some virtual/twitter associates – Blair Wyatt, Kathy Reid and Paul Fenwick. A lot of these names might look familiar if you see who’ll be at BuzzConf!

I hope to see you in Hobart in October!




Kenneth “Scott” Huntley is a Learning Designer with TAFE NSW (Technical and Further Education, in New South Wales in Australia) and WordPress instructor with The Parramatta College.

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