Technical Oversight Committee (TOC)

What is the Technical Oversight Committee (TOC)?

“The Technical Oversight Committee (“TOC”) is formed to help serve the purpose of the

Open edX project by governing the overall technical direction and stewardship of the

project.” (Charter)

The TOC is responsible for the overall direction of the project, and a place to take critical decisions for the project, both on technical and non-technical matters.

The TOC is not meant to be involved in all day-to-day technical decisions: those closest to the work will make the best decisions. Instead it focuses on situations where it can facilitate progress: decisions that are hard to reverse, or when the community is having difficulty reaching consensus.




@Edward Zarecor (@e0d on github and the forum)

GitHub Issues/Projects

  • Issue tracking

  • Technical discussion


  • Announcements

  • General discussion

The TOC category of the forum, shared with the rest of the DevOps working groups.


  • Demos/sharing

  • Open discussion

  • Every two months (attendance reserved to committee members, and guests invited by the TOC)

  • Notes



The TOC has 9 members, distributed as follows:

  • 3 members appointed by Axim’s Board of Trustees

    • Dustin Tingley (Harvard)

    • Edward Zarecor (Axim)

    • Ferdi Alimadhi (MIT)

  • 3 members appointed by 2U/edX

    • Anant Agarwal (2U)

    • George Babey (2U)

    • vacant

  • 3 representatives elected by the Open edX community

    • Learners representative: Stefania Trabucchi (AbstractTechnology)

    • Instructor representative: Samuel Paccoud (FUN)

    • Core community representative: Xavier Antoviaque (OpenCraft)

Past Members

  • 2022 - Catherine Mongenet (FUN)

  • 2022 - Nacho Despujol (Universitat Politècnica de València)

  • 2022 - Sanjay Sarma (MIT)

  • 2022 - Luyen Chou (2U)

  • 2022-2023 - Ashley Bradford (2U)