Here is a recap of OpenCraft’s June 2021 newsletter.

[Lilac Released] Lilac, the twelfth Open edX community release, is now officially available! Like Koa before it, the Lilac release was coordinated by the Build-Test-Release community working group, led by OpenCraft team member Adolfo Brandes. This new version of the platform comes with a list of improvements and new features, many of which have been proudly worked on by our team : ) Open edX releases are now seeing a lot of community involvement, and we couldn’t be happier!
-> Check out the official Lilac release notes for a full list of changes

[2021 Conference Talks] All talks presented at the 2021 Open edX Virtual Conference are now available on Open edX’s YouTube channel. You can now watch keynote speaker Sanjay Sarma discuss how science impacts how we learn, learn about Campus-IL’s blended learning experiments, see how OpenCraft built the LabXchange platform, and many more! Happy watching : )

-> Click to access the full conference playlist

[Data Working Group] edX have posted a call for interest to form a community group to work on the future of data and analytics in the Open edX platform. Everyone is welcome to join! This will be a great opportunity to gather ideas, compare and consolidate existing solutions, and plan a path forward for improved analytics in the platform. Interested? Join the #wg-data channel in the Open edX Slack : )

-> Click here to join the #wg-data Slack channel