Congratulations to Harvard University’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences, the Amgen Foundation, and the LabXchange team on this win!

Even though the Open edX Conference was cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the awesome team at Open edX chose to celebrate the work of its community by announcing the inaugural Open edX prize earlier this year.

Open edX have published an official blog post to announce the good news. Read it here. 

The nominations were evaluated according to two categories, the “most important technical project” and the “most important project in instruction or learning design”.

LabXchange was one of the many nominated projects by the community. It is a free and powerful online learning platform charged with innovative features and content. Powered by Open edX software, it provides users with enriching learning experiences and assets to help them grow. Through the development of the LabXchange platform, OpenCraft has contributed major new Open edX features such as Blockstore, a new XBlock Runtime, and a new visual assessment editor. You can learn more about LabXchange by checking our other blog post.

It gives us immense pleasure to announce that LabXchange was chosen to be “the most important technical project” among the many compelling nominations submitted by the community. We would like to congratulate Robert Lue, Professor of the Practice of Molecular and Cellular Biology at Harvard University and UNESCO Chair on Life Sciences and Social Innovation, Gaurav Vazirani, Managing Director of LabXchange, and David Ormsbee, Staff Software Engineer at edX. We would also like to congratulate Braden MacDonald, our CTO at OpenCraft, Usman Khalid, Senior Open Source Developer at OpenCraft, and every OpenCraft member who put any of their valuable time towards growing this platform; after all, we are a team working together to help each other grow alongside OpenCraft.

As a company dedicated to contributing to Open Source Software, such a prize is a bright indication of the appreciation the community has for the work we are proud to be contributing daily.