The 2016 Open edX Conference, celebrated on June 14 – 15 at Stanford University, gathered over 230 participants, more than a 30% increase in attendance from last year. Technologists, developers and educators from 27 countries all over the world attended and participated in over a dozen sessions, tutorials, and workshops.
The two-day post-con hackathon generated several new projects edX plans to incorporate into the platform.
77 contributors delivered talks, ran tutorials and sat on panels. Jono Bacon, a leading community manager, and Mitchell L. Stevens, educator and professor at Stanford University, delivered thought-provoking keynotes. Anant Agarwal, CEO at edX, highlighted the strength of the Open edX community.
- The event was very well organized (by Stanford Online and edX), satisfaction of the attendants was palpable, and a real sense of community was present throughout the whole conference. Additionally, many innovative features were introduced by panelists and speakers.
These are the two main videos of the conference. Slides are posted here. In the upcoming weeks more videos will be posted. A copy of the streamed video feed is available at Open edX’s YouTube channel.
.@agarwaledu shows what is today the impact of @edXOnline and @OpenEdX in this slide pic.twitter.com/WXlpSwq0tX
— Michael Amigot (@amigot) June 14, 2016