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27/10/11 LUNS Developer Gets Moodle HQ Post

After  six years working at LUNS, Dan Poltawski has accepted a position at Moodle HQ in Australia. During his time with LUNS, our commitment to Open Source Software has helped put Dan at the forefront of the open source e-Learning community. Dan is now a core Moodle developer and through his significant contributions to the project over the years he has earned an enviable reputation worldwide which has led to the offer of this position at the company’s headquarters in Perth, Western Australia. It represents an exciting opportunity for Dan, both professionally and personally, and he is relishing the challenges of a new position and a move down under.

Over recent years Dan has overseen the progress of other key members of the LUNS development team: Andrew Nicols and Ruslan Kabalin have followed Dan’s lead in forging notable reputations in both the Moodle and Mahara communities, achieving us Partner status, and are now amongst the most significant worldwide contributors to these projects. Between them Ruslan and Andrew have been in the top 5 of contributors to the source of the latest versions of Moodle and Mahara. It is testament to both LUNS’ commitment to staff development and our focus on Open Source Software that has provided an environment for our development team to thrive. Having developers on staff with such experience enables LUNS to provide bespoke integration and development to a number of high profile institutions including the Open University, University College London and Lancaster University. Along with bespoke integration and development, LUNS also provide managed Moodle/Mahara hosting services across the education, charitable and commercial sectors.

Everyone at LUNS has a deep sense of pride in the position that the company now has in the e-Learning community and recognise Dan’s contribution to this over the years. We wish Dan all the very best in his endeavours at Moodle HQ and look forward to continuing to work together in the development of Moodle and the delivery of quality e-Learning services.

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