Communication Between Coding CCs and 2U/edX Engineers

This page was previously “Core Contributor Committers & Champions”. Please visit to see a list of all Core Contributors and what repo access they have.

In late Dec 2021, we did away with the notion of core contributor champions (as detailed in this forum post), and instead have moved to a series of Slack chat rooms where core contributors can get in touch with engineers. The reason for this is is the only Open edX site which deploys off the tip of master using CI/CD techniques. That means that PRs merged by a core contributor will go to production systems in a matter of hours or less. Coordination between CCs and engineers is sometimes necessary when merging changes that require migrations or are highly impactful - even a very small change may be highly impactful to a production system. Therefore CCs should use these chat rooms to do merge coordination with 2U/edX engineers and ask pointed questions around the PRs. These chat rooms are not for questions along the lines of “help me design/code/review my feature”.

Each room is monitored by a 2U/edX engineering manager. Each room maps to one or more repositories as described in this spreadsheet. Core contributors should join the room(s) applicable to them. Others are welcome to sit in, but please be sure to keep the channel’s usage to what is described above.

Merge guidelines for coding CCs are expanded upon here: .


  • 2022-02-11 [kyle] added link to merge timing guidelines doc.

  • 2022-01-10 “champions” are now outdated - update to reflect new reality of shared Slack channels with 2U/edX. Title of doc is also changed.

  • 2021-11-23 Add Matjaz as core contributor

  • 2021-11-12 Replaced: Jeremy Ristau and the T&L team for Dave & Kyle (for Braden, Usman, & Peter); Adam Stankiewicz for Sarina (for Sofiane); Jason Myatt for Sarina (for Omar); the Arch-BOM team for Feanil (for Felipe & Zia); Jeremy Bowman & the Arch-BOM team for Ned & Feanil (for Jill), for Ned & Sarina (for Adolfo & Piotr), and for David & Sarina (for Max)

  • 2021-10-18 Add edx-platform access for Adolfo & Giovanni

  • 2021-09-13 Swap in new Champions for Steven Burch

  • 2021-09-06 Add Jhony as Committer

  • 2021-08-23 Add more repos for Max

  • 2021-08-05 Add Kshitij as CC; add edx-app-test for Max

  • 2021-08-03 Régis has access to release branches as well

  • 2021-07-29 Added Piotr as CC

  • 2021-07-23 Added expanded repo access for Adolfo & Sofiane; added Giovanni

  • 2021-06-15 Added Adolfo, Max, & Sofiane

  • 2021-05-19 Changed Peter’s champion from Steven → Kyle; changed Régis’ champion from Kyle → Robert

  • 2021-05-19 Changed Omar’s champion from Nimisha → Sarina