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  • August 15, 2018
    Hawthorn.1 is the first release on the "H" line of Open edX releases, and it is available now. The docs have been updated, including Hawthorn release notes.  Installation on Ubuntu is the same as with previous releases. Devstack is now based on Docker rather than Virtualbox. Start here to...
  • July 30, 2018
    We will soon be releasing the latest version of Open edX, Hawthorn! This is our eighth Open edX release, and we're excited to share it with our community.   The Hawthorn release includes a number of enhancements to the Learner profiles, the ORA component, the Files & Uploads page in Studio and...
  • July 24, 2018
    As we approach the production release of Open edX Hawthorn, we wanted to get as much feedback as possible from those deploying the latest release candidate. The 24 hour period from 2pm EDT/18:00 UTC on July 30th until 2pm EDT/18:00 UTC on July 31 have been designated as “Hawthorn Day” for the new...
  • July 9, 2018
    As you may have seen from the openedx-ops mailing list, we've released the 1st release candidate of Hawthorn! If all goes well, we will have the "gold" release in a couple of weeks.  TL;DR Get started with Docker Devstack here.  Here's what Ned had to say about it: The first Hawthorn release...
  • June 25, 2018
    Now that we're one month removed from the Open edX conference in Montreal, we look back fondly on that week. It was wonderful to get to know everyone that makes the Open edX community "go". Most, if not all, of the presentations are now online and may be downloaded. All of the videos from...
  • May 24, 2018
    (The following was contributed by Proversity, our Lunch sponsor for Open edX 2018. We are grateful for Proversity's years of support of the Open edX community. Come see them in Montreal!) Since the start of Open edX, we’ve been honored to support the Global Community of developers, governments,...
  • May 11, 2018
    (The following blog post is from Elite Education, makers of E-ducation. Elite Education is a proud sponsor of the Open edX 2018 conference, coming up in Montreal. Today is the last day for registration!) E-ducation is a SaaS learning platform based on Open edX, with more features and exclusive...
  • May 11, 2018
      (This guest post is by Raccoon Gang, long-time Open edX community member and a keystone sponsor of this year's Open edX conference in Montreal. Remember to register - today is the last day!)     About Raccoon Gang Open edX is one of the leading eLearning platforms worldwide, and Raccoon Gang has...
  • May 7, 2018
    After a 1 month hiatus, we're returning to our monthly community hangout on Thursday, May 10 at 10:00 PDT/13:00 EDT/17:00 UTC.  Take a look at the agenda and add your own items. If you're working on something you'd like to demonstrate, add it to the list. And if you have a request for things you'd...
  • May 4, 2018
    (This guest post comes to you from Appsembler, a keystone sponsor of the Open edX 2018 conference and a long-time contributor to the Open edX community. Welcome, Appsembler!) We’re thrilled to be a keystone sponsor for the 2018 Open edX Conference. This is our fourth year in a row sponsoring the...
  • May 1, 2018
    (Open source and education will be a key topic of the upcoming Open edX 2018 conference in Montreal, May 29 - 31. Register now!) Way back in 2005, I began to ask the question of “why does anyone release open source code” and “how is the open source universe still expanding?” Remember, we were still...
  • April 30, 2018
    At edX, we're very proud of our involvement in various open source communities and projects. And given our dependency on Python and Django, it's no surprise that much of our open source work is in these communities. JetBrains' PyCharm Blog was kind of enough to interview 2 of our own, Ned...
  • April 27, 2018
    Community member Lawrence McDaniel has written a great blog post about using the ecommerce module that comes with Open edX: The Open edX Ecommerce module is actually a 3rd party Django project named Oscar that the Open edX team fully integrated into the platform. Like the LMS and CMS, Oscar...
  • April 26, 2018
    (Editor's Note: this guest blog post comes from Fatima A. of Arbisoft. We appreciate Arbisoft's continued support of the Open edX Conference and the community)  Arbisoft + Open edX Open edX now powers 1,500 installs around the world. Top institutions such as MIT and Stanford have used it to open-...
  • April 24, 2018
    We have an exciting program lined up for this year's Open edX Conference in beautiful Montreal, May 29 - 31.  Register for the Open edX 2018 Conference We have in-depth workshops on Tuesday, May 29, followed by keynotes and breakout sessions on May 30th and 31st. This is a wonderful opportunity to...
  • April 19, 2018
    We know you've been waiting for it, and we're happy to announce that the first beta release of Hawthorn is now available. "open-release/hawthorn.beta1" is the branch name. It is based on the master branches as of April 18.   Quick Start Start with the instructions for native installation on Ubuntu...
  • October 17, 2017
    I am excited to announce the date and location for the 2018 Open edX conference.  We'll be gathering in the last week of May: May 29 to June 1, hosted by Université de Montréal, HEC Montréal, and Polytechnique Montréal, the three founding institutions behind EDUlib. There are many more details to...
  • August 23, 2017
    We have just released the final version of the latest Open edX tree release, Ginkgo! This is our seventh Open edX release, and we're excited to share it with our community. A big thanks to everyone who contributed to making this release possible—particularly Jill Vogel from OpenCraft, who helped...
  • June 6, 2017
    Two weeks ago I traveled to Madrid, Spain to attend the Open edX Conference, hosted this year by Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (or uc3m). Uc3m is located in a suburb just south of central Madrid and was concurrently hosting EMOOCs, the 5th annual European MOOC stakeholder meeting. As you might...
  • May 22, 2017
    The last in our sponsor spotlight series, we are pleased to welcome Proversity to Open edX 2017 and thank them for their contribution to the conference and the community!  We spoke to them about their approach and what they're looking forward to in Madrid. Tell us about Proversity. What's your...
  • May 17, 2017
    We're excited to share that Microsoft is joining the Open edX 2017 as a sponsor of the evening reception on Wednesday, May 24. This is the second time they've sponsored the Open edX conference, and we greatly appreciate their support of both edX and the Open edX community! We spoke to Microsoft...
  • May 15, 2017
    We're excited to welcome first-time Open edX conference sponsor Examity as Lunch Sponsor for the 2017 Open edX conference. Thank you, Examity, for supporting this great event and our community.  We talked to Examity about their remote proctoring service, open source communities and more. Tell us...
  • May 10, 2017
    We’re thrilled that Appsembler is a Keystone Sponsor of the 2017 Open edX Conference, May 24 and 25 in Madrid, Spain. This is their third year in a row sponsoring the conference, and we are very grateful for their support of the community. We spent some time discussing with Appsembler what they've...
  • March 6, 2017
    We have just released the final version of the latest Open edX tree release, Ficus! This is our sixth Open edX release, and we're excited to share it with our community. A big thanks to everyone who contributed to making this release possible—particularly Pierre Mailhot from EDUlib, who...
  • February 27, 2017
    Early bird rates for the 2017 Open edX annual conference will end tomorrow, Wednesday, March 1! The conference will take place at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid in Madrid, Spain, on May 24 & 25, with hands-on days preceding and following the two-day conference. Hands-on technical tutorials...

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