Post djangocon: An overview of edX

Summary

edx is a major django application serving huge numbers of students for MIT, Harvard, Stanford, Berkely, and more.
- A brief history of Computer-Based Instruction (python has a role); - incomplete survey of current open-source CBI; - edX: how's it different / what's it's rough structure, what (besides django/python) is involved; - edX: hacking the platform (django development); - edX: hacking courses; a deployment-level VM, and how to get started there; - finally: future topics: deployment; what this can't do (maybe) and why; - wrapup: call for interest & edx project night(s);

I'll try to have some USBs for anyone who want to try one of the edX VMs during the talk