In September 2018, Dan Marsden, a long-time Moodle contributor, was appointed as Plugins Curator in the Moodle community. He had been a Plugins Guardian for almost four years, providing peer reviews to other developers who want to have their plugins listed in the Moodle plugins directory.
Now he's being recognised for his many contributions and support in the Moodle community by becoming a Plugins Curator. That role allows him to approve submitted plugins once Plugins Guardians have reviewed them and help Moodle HQ in these community-related tasks.
In his ten-year tenure at Catalyst, Dan has supported many clients with their Moodle and Tōtara sites: creating, updating, and also maintaining a range of Moodle plugins and core code. Among them are the SCORM Module, Attendance Module, plagiarism plugins, Re-engagement Module, Re-completion Module, Course Size Report, and many others.
On his contributions to Moodle, Dan says, “The Moodle community has been instrumental in refining my abilities as a software developer. Being part of the plugin review team has been one way that I can give back by helping developers to improve the quality and security of their code and to help protect the Moodle community from plugins that could be problematic.
“I'm honoured to have been appointed Plugins Curator and look forward to working more closely with Moodle HQ and the custodian team to ensure that submitted plugins attain a certain level of quality and security for the community.”
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