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

[Open edX Conference] The 2021 Open edX virtual conference happened on May 24th, and was a great success! As co-organizers, presenters, and sponsors of the event, we were very proud to participate in a series of captivating talks and discussions about the future of online education. Of course, we were equally excited to discuss with old friends and new faces! Huge kudos and thank you to edX and the other community members who worked hard to make this event a success.

If you attended the conference and would like to share some feedback about your experience, please take a brief moment to answer the following survey.

[Open edX Tech Radar] edX are planning a collaborative workshop in June to create a Tech Radar for the Open edX platform. The goal of this exercise is to  review and discuss the set of technologies, frameworks, techniques and tools used in the platform, with detailed descriptions of their status, history in the platform, and level of adoption. edX are looking for community members to help co-organize the event, so let us know if you’re interested!

-> Discuss the event on the “official” forum thread

[Lilac Release Testing] The Build-Test-Release working group is putting out a Lilac release candidate! The official branch is at open-release/lilac.rc1, and the group is asking community members to test it as much as possible (particularly, using the Native Installation instructions). Any issues found can be reported in the related official forum thread.

[Lilac (draft) Release Notes] The Built-Test-Release working group also announced a first draft of the release notes of Lilac, the upcoming version of the Open edX platform. Neat! Any questions or comments about the notes can be posted on this release group forum thread, or directly on the release notes pull request in Github.

-> Click here to read the draft release notes