Note this page was written in 2020 at the conception of the Core Contributor Program and thus current terminology, requirements, and implementation details may differ from what this document and its children pages describe. Specifically, the program herein described is now known as the “Core Contributor Program Committers”, whereas previously it was “Core Committers”.
On the heels of Open edX’s 7-year anniversary, we launched the Core Committers program!
In order to ensure the program’s success and validate ongoing commitment to its rollout, let us collaborate on concrete goals for each Core Committer during Phase 1. Ideally, these goals illustrate the positive impact on our platform from the responsibilities listed.
Here are a few examples of target goals for Phase 1:
I will document missing ADRs, READMEs, HowTos, etc in <repository>.
I commit to N hours to review and merge/close OSPRs in <repository> and will work with Natalia Berdnikov to ensure these OSPRs are routed to me.
After a discussion with my Champion (and engineer X), we agreed with my plan to implement <technical investment> in <repository>.
I commit to the 1st increment of <technical investment> listed in Needed Architecture Investments.
I commit to help my team in implementation of OEP-0026
I will spend 10-20 hours per month on the following personal priorities:
Reviewing and merging OSPRs, in coordination with Natalia and my champion
Answering questions on the forum
Improving Blockstore and completion/aggregator README/documentation (recurring source of questions on the forum)
Improving REST API documentation e.g. at https://courses.edx.org/api-docs/ , especially re the new XBlock runtime and content libraries v2
Documenting and prototyping ideas re “xBlock v2 Framework” from Needed Architecture Investments
Reducing tech debt in edx-platform starting with the TODO items listed in shims.py
Coordinate with Natalia and my champions to review PRs on the Blockstore and XBlock frameworks repos.
Help to review and co-establish technical direction for the Learning Sequences app.
Work on performance improvements for Blockstore (and related APIs).
Coordinate with Natalia and my champions to review OSPRs on the edx:configuration repo (with intent to merge) or other edX repos (with intent to review only).
Answer questions on the forum, specifically with an eye towards mentoring people new to Open edX operations and deployment.
Improve documentation and resources for operators and users of Open edX.
I will commit to spending about 20 hours per month advancing the following items:
Spend about half the time per month reviewing OSPRs
Discuss with my champions the hook based extension framework
Understand and discuss with my team how can we better align our work so that in phase 2 other developers from eduNEXT are candidates for the program
Work on a prototype of stable python APIs for plugin development
I will commit to review the overall status of
edx-ace in the following:
edx-acewith the champion
I will add an ADR for ccx-keys
I work through the backlog of pull requests in the Devstack repo to close them or make sure they are being actively worked on.
I will commit to spending ~20 hours per month on the following items:
Working on edX proctoring (scope of this work will be updated after the call with Simon Chen)
Answering questions on the forum, specifically related to the LTI, proctoring etc.
Reviewing OSPRs (after discussion with my Champions which repos needs me more)
edX repo owners or domain experts. Igor at Raccoon Gang has CC rights to the following repos. Please provide your thoughts on possible technical investments he may take on for each of these repos. Igor and his edX champions will then consider your wishlist when converging on his CC responsibility goals for this quarter.