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  • November 4, 2014
    We look forward to welcoming Karl Mehta, Founder & CEO of EdCast Inc., to the Open edX Conference on November 18. A tech entrepreneur and investor, Karl also plays an active role in policy and government: He was selected by the Obama administration to serve as a White House Presidential...
    Author: Becky Pineo
  • October 29, 2014
    The Open edX codebase changes rapidly. When people deploy a new instance from the latest version of the codebase, each person ends up with slightly different code, making it difficult to share knowledge and improvements. To solve this problem, edX is creating a series of named releases of the Open...
  • October 27, 2014
    We’re excited to welcome Lorena A. Barba, Associate Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the George Washington University, to the Open edX Conference next month. As a faculty member adopting Open edX with relatively little tech support, Lorena will provide conference attendees with...
    Author: Becky Pineo
  • October 20, 2014
    With the first Open edX Conference quickly approaching, we’re pleased to announce our list of speakers! Developers and researchers from around the world will join us on the Harvard campus to talk about how they use Open edX, what makes it exciting, and how to extend and develop it further. In no...
    Author: Becky Pineo
  • October 17, 2014
    The Open edX Community Team is pleased to announce that Gerald Jay Sussman, renowned researcher and professor of electrical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will present the keynote address at our first Open edX Conference. Sussman will speak on his extensive work in...
    Author: Becky Pineo
  • October 7, 2014
    Many of you are familiar with the edX-specific version of eXtensible Markup Language (XML) that edX uses as a content format. This format, which we’ve just renamed Open Learning XML (OLX), allows our course authors to easily reuse content in a variety of contexts—from courses on the edX platform to...
    Author: Beth Porter
  • September 29, 2014
    If you’ve visited edx.org lately, you might’ve noticed that we now offer two new options: signing in via Google and Facebook! You can, of course, still sign in with your edX account information, but for folks like me who hate having to memorize passwords for a dozen different accounts across the...
    Author: Becky Pineo
  • September 17, 2014
    This November, edX will welcome developers and open source community members to our first annual Open edX Conference. For two days, developers will gather at Harvard University’s campus to exchange ideas on edX’s open-source platform. What prompted the first annual Open edX Conference? We’re...
  • September 16, 2014
    This is an excerpt – read the full post on edx.org to learn more about the evolution of Open edX, the importance of the XBlock API, and the move to Apache. When we open-sourced the edX code in 2013, our goal was to enable developers around the world to experiment with and extend the Open edX ...
  • August 13, 2014
    This post was originally published on edx.org. Open source software is hugely important to us here at edX, since it’s what we do all day, every day. Two weeks ago, the O’Reilly company hosted its annual OSCON convention in Portland, Oregon — a convention focused on open source software. Of course,...
  • July 16, 2014
    In late May, our partners in the Open edX community at Stanford University shared an exceptionally thoughtful set of recommendations (full document here) for how to move Open edX forward as an open source project and as a teaching and learning platform. We have considered those ideas carefully and...
    Author: Beth Porter
  • December 31, 2013
    The DevOps team at edX has been busy with working with the community to make Open edX available to everyone in the world. Almost all of the code behind edx.org is made available to the public under an a GPL license. In addition to the edx-platform source code, the configuration scripts that install...
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  • December 23, 2013
    Over the last 10 months, developers at edX have worked hard to increase automated test coverage. Our 2,491 Python unit tests currently cover 87% of the lines in the edx-platform repo. These tests, along with our Selenium acceptance tests and JavaScript unit tests, run on every pull request,...
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  • November 22, 2013
    Greetings from edX! It’s been a while since you’ve heard from us, and we’re happy to be posting this update. We hope you’ve been discovering and enjoying some of Studio’s new features in the meantime. The last few weeks have brought many exciting improvements to Studio. In addition, we’ve begun ...
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  • November 12, 2013
    Hi, I’m Renzo Lucioni, a senior at Harvard University. I had a great time this summer as an intern at edX. I’ve been working on allowing for and promoting an objective approach to product management. My summer project consisted of several discrete improvements ranging across the LMS and the newly ...
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