I want to take a brief moment to introduce the Forums Moderation team, who are tasked with keeping the forums civil, rerouting questions and posts to the right topics, ensuring out forums are free of spam, and helping to get questions answered as soon as possible. The Forum Moderator job is one of many in our core contributor program.
I’d like to first highlight our newest moderators - thank you so much for recently volunteering to join the team :
I’m looking forward to more moderators on the team. I’ll still be here, but the more the community sets the direction, the better for everyone.
I’ve been at edX since Oct 2012, and have been the Open edX sideline mascot for a long time Outside of Open edX, I do other open source maintenance, juggle, recreational math, and walk. Here’s more than you ever wanted to know about me: https://nedbatchelder.com!
I’ve been involved with Open edX since 2015. During this period I switched jobs twice (for a total of three different companies), but never left the community. Guess that says something about us. Hobbies include maintaining an insane backup routine, trying to get my cat to sub for me in meetings, running a farm in Stardew Valley, and I (try to) stay fit by cycling, swimming, and running… very, very slowly.
I contribute to the forums as moderator, and participate to them, because they are an important element of the community’s infrastructure. It allows us to process information as a community, and can host important meta improvement discussions. It’s also an important way to learn about the project, get help and acquire context when starting up.