Working groups

This is a page dedicated to various working groups that have been formed to collaborate on specific Open edX topics, covering product, engineering, marketing and collaboration.  

See Working Group Guidelines and Definition for how to start and manage a working group. 

Much of the structure for community working groups will be based on the model of special interest groups at the CentOS project.

Active Working Groups

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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.

Wiki: https://openedx.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/COMM/pages/1022099494

Project Board: https://github.com/openedx/build-test-release-wg/projects/1

Slack: https://openedx.slack.com/archives/C01AGTSB1LL

 

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.

Wiki: https://openedx.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/FEDX/pages/3090056949

Project Board: https://github.com/openedx/frontend-wg/projects/1

Slack: TBD

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: https://openedx.slack.com/archives/CTF05VCG7

Transifex Working Group

The Transifex 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.

Wiki: https://openedx.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/COMM/pages/3157524644

Slack: https://openedx.slack.com/archives/C02BDAVR0VC

Project Board:

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Inactive Working Groups

Inactive Working Groups

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Governance

The governance working group decides how to manage and grow the Open edX community and ecosystem. Items under discussion include: where should code repositories live, who gets commit rights, what is the community and project hierarchy, what is our code of conduct, and how do we want to represent ourselves to the world?

@John Mark Walker (Deactivated)  @Braden MacDonald @Nate Aune @Ned Batchelder @Peter Pinch @Xavier Antoviaque @Colin Fredericks



Analytics

Analytics Working Group home - thanks to @John Baldwin)

@John Baldwin

@Laurent David

+ 1 TBD edX person?



Pedagogy and Instructional Design

Community of practice for learning practitioners: instructional designers, educators, researchers. Gather feedback from end users, create requirements for future features and roadmap, and provide a home for exchanging best practices and collaborating on the art of building courses online. 

@Olga Stroilova (Deactivated) @Ben Piscopo @Colin Fredericks Alison B (not on confluence) / optional: @John Mark Walker (Deactivated)



APIs

(to be created)

@Ned Batchelder @Nimisha Asthagiri (Deactivated) @Dave Ormsbee @Braden MacDonald @Xavier Antoviaque @Giovanni Cimolin da Silva



Adaptive Learning

Adaptive Learning Working Group





Theming

Focused on theming and customization of Open edX sites

@GiulioG (Unlicensed) (Stanford), Steven Burch @stv (Stanford), @Xavier Antoviaque(OpenCraft), @Braden MacDonald (OpenCraft), @Felipe Montoya (EduNEXT), @Mike Bifulco (Aquent Gymnasium), @X defStack (Unlicensed) (balance.ec), @Bhartendu kumar (Manprax Software), @Douglas Hall (Deactivated) (Solutions, edX), @Andy Armstrong (Deactivated) (Front end, edX), @Kevin Falcone (Deactivated) (Devops, edX), @Shauna Gordon-McKeon (Deactivated) (Open Source Team, edX), @Ned Batchelder (Open Source Team, edX)

Mailing list: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/theming-working-group

#theming channel in Open edX Slack community

Campus Applications

Focused on integration and interoperability with common on-campus applications, including but not limited to SSO and LTI

Armando Fox (UC-Berkeley), @Braden MacDonald, @Colin Fredericks, @Derek White (Unlicensed), @FerdiA, @gbruhnsR (Deactivated), @Gregor Kiczales (Unlicensed), John Zornig (UQx), @Marie Selvanadin (Unlicensed), @Peter Pinch (Unlicensed), @Phil McGachey (Unlicensed), Phil Long (UT-Austin), Richard Robinson (ANU), Roland Jaeckel (BU), @straderR (Unlicensed), Shawn Milochik, Tracy Schroeder (BU), William Garr (Georgetown), @Xavier Antoviaque,  Xiaojing Duan, @Steve Magoun (Deactivated), @Mark Haseltine (Deactivated), @Griff Resch (Deactivated), @Robert Raposa, @Douglas Hall (Deactivated)



XBlock directory



@Juan Camilo Montoya



Microsites

Microsites let you create branded subsites with their own URL and theme, and show a subset of courses from the course catalog.

@Felipe Montoya, @Nate Aune

#microsites channel in the Open edX Slack community

Corporate learning

Discussion about using Open edX for corporate learning.

@Nate Aune, @Marko Nikolovski (Unlicensed), Vishal Gandhi, @Steve Magoun (Deactivated), @Juan Camilo Montoya



#corporate channel in the Open edX Slack community.

Mailing list: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/openedx-corporate-wg