I started in online learning in the early-mid 1990s and have been working with LMSs since pretty much the beginning. I led LMS developer e-cademy LMS in the late 90s. Then I was head techo at NextEd responsible for the global infrastructure, a many headed Blackboard hydra! I also did the Blackboard Mandarin localisation in 2000-1 and was the chief architect for the Rural and Remote Medical Education Online (RRMEO) project in 2001.
I did my first Moodle project in, I think, late 2001/early 2002, migrating the Australian College of Applied Psycology from Blackboard and in the process becoming Moodle.org user number 3410 and a Moodle devotee. Moodle has come a very long way from what was a great start then by Martin and his great team and my passion for Moodle has grown with it.
Almost ten years ago in 2005 I founded Ed Tech specialist company Androgogic, working with Moodle and other Open Source technologies to build Educational Technology platforms. Using Moodle and Moodle distro Totara, we have done between 250-300 institutional deployments now, I think, (phew) including coverage for several hundred thousand health care professionals. However, despite doing many LMS implementations, I find never tire of them. Each one is as new and exciting for me as the first one!
The Moodle Community is fabulous and I feel lucky and proud to be part of it. I really look forward to meeting as many fellow Moodlers as I can at the conference. See you there.