Open edX Ginkgo is the name of the latest open edX release. This new release includes significant changes to the course outline, video player, administering exams, and more!
Open edX Ficus is the name of the latest open edX release. It brings new and improved functionalities and performance and security upgrades.
The Dogwood named release, being the 4th release of the open edX platform by edX, is planned to be out there before the end of 2015. One of the main engineering challenges for this release will be migration of the Django framework from 1.4 to Django 1.8.
The second official Open edX conference will be held in Wellesley College in Massachusets in October 12th and 13th, 2015. This conference is for developers, system administrators, education specialists, and anyone who works with or wants to learn more about the Open edX platform.