Active Working Groups

Joining Working Group Meetings

See our public Open edX Working Group calendar which contains the schedule of our recurring Working Group meetings. All the meetings for all working groups are listed on the calendar. If you click on a meeting, you’ll see the meeting details and you can join the meeting’s call - no invite needed. On that Open edX Working Group calendar, when you open it, you’ll see a button that looks like this:

Push that button (on the calendar, not here!) to add the shared calendar to your Google Calendar account. We also have the calendar ID to open in specific app in case that helps.

Full List

Plus the:

  • Paragon Working Group


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Architecture Coordination Working Group

Coming Soon


Slack: #wg-architecture-coordination

Data Working Group

The data working group is focused on building a set of community supported interfaces for supporting analytical capabilities related to the Open edX platform.


Slack: #wg-data







DevOps Working Groups

DevOps Working Group

Collect, discuss and resolve all matters related to the technical operations of an Open edX platform, both in development and in production.

This working group is in close cooperation with the other DevOps sub-groups (see below). Issues related to their area of expertise are dispatched to them. Other issues are processed internally.

The primary communication channel of this working group is the forum. If you would like to report an issue, you should add it to the GitHub project (but discussion on the forum is strongly encouraged prior to creating an issue).

  • Forum: DevOps (to be created)

  • GitHub: repository, issues and project board

  • Slack: #wg-devops (to be created). Note that the Slack discussion channel should only be used for quick one-off Q&A. Slack conversations are not indexed by search engines; it’s difficult to do support over Slack; content is not publicly accessible and is hard to discover; notifications are hard to follow. Thus, for most matters, you should use the forum category above.

  • Meeting: discussions will be held on asynchronous channels as much as possible. No periodical, synchronous meeting is planned for now.

Build-Test-Release Working Group (BTR)

This working group is chartered with the direction and ownership of the Open edX community releases. Its goals are to create and maintain Open edX releases for use by the global community.


Project Board:

Slack: #wg-build-test-release


Developer Experience Working Group (DevX)

Cooperate to improve the experience for developers contributing to the Open edX platform and its extensions.

Slack: #wg-developer-experience


Meeting notes:

Meetups: Every two weeks. See community working groups calendar.

Project board:

Large Instances Working Group

Cooperate on the deployment and maintenance of large or multi-sites Open edX instances.

GitHub Issues/Projects



Deprecation Working Group (DEPR)

We work to remove old, outdated parts of the Open edX codebase in order to improve code cleanliness, readability, and extensibility.


Project Board:

Slack: #wg-depr-slash-n-burn

Meeting notes:

Educators Working Group

Coming Soon

Project Board: TBD

Slack: TBD (#wg-educators, potentially)

Meetings: Cadence TBD

Frontend Working Group

The Frontend Working Group is responsible for stewardship of the frontend of the Open edX platform.  The working group exists as a technical advisory board, curators of our frontend strategic roadmap, and to empower the community to execute on our shared challenges and opportunities.


Project Board:

Slack: #frontend-working-group

Meetings: Every week on Thursdays, alternating between 11:00 and 15:00 UTC.

Paragon Working Group

The Paragon Working Group is a cross-functional group of designers and engineers governing the design system and UI component library for the Open edX platform.


Project Board:

Slack: #wg-paragon

Meetings: Every week on Wednesdays at 16:00 UTC

Marketing Working Group

The Marketing Working Group is comprised of various Open edX Marketplace providers, who collaborate on increasing global visibility and marketshare for the Open edX platform.

Slack: #wg-marketing


Translations Working Group

The Translations Working Group consists of various community members to assist with submitting, coordinating, and reviewing translations in Transifex, in an effort to enhance our overall localization strategy vis a vis a centralized collaboration approach.


Slack: #wg-translations

Project Board:

Product Working Group

Coming soon

Slack: #wg-product

Meeting notes:

Meetings: Every two weeks on Tuesdays, starting 21 June 2022 at 1600 UTC (11am EST / 10am EDT)

Security Working Group

Help triage incoming reports and continuously improve the project’s security posture.


Public Slack Channel: #wg-security

Meetings: Private, if you have questions for this group, reach out via the above public slack channel or via