2017-Jun-15 OB Workgroup Minutes

2017-Jun-15 OB Workgroup Minutes

Open Badges Workgroup

15 June 2017



Workgroup forum (agendas, minutes, discussion)

Current published 1EdTech OB 2.0 standard

GitHub repository (2.0)

Project timeline

1EdTech Intellectual Property Statement

Workgroup Chairs

Tim Cook

Mark Mercury


1EdTech Staff

Jeff Bohrer

Markus Gylling





Attendance: Alex Hripak (Credly), Andy Creighton (ADL), Andy Johnson (ADL), Gustavo Torrico (Learning Objects), Jason Haag (ADL), Justin Pitcher (Chalk and Wire), Kim Duffy (Learning Machine), Mark Mercury (Acclaim Pearson),  Nate Otto (Concentric Sky), Phil Long (UT-Austin), Steve Gance (WA CTC’s), Tim Cook (LRNG), Viktor Haag (D2L), 1EdTech staff: Jeff Bohrer, Markus Gylling, Mark Leuba


Streaming recording link:


  1. Welcome / Introductions / Announcements (Jeff Bohrer)

    1. Meetings now every other week, see list below for specific dates

    2. New calendar invitation is available; contact Jeff to be added

    3. Note the upcoming August Quarterly meeting that will include an in-person meeting of this OB Workgroup, the OB Community, and a Hackathon. Details are available on the 1EdTech August Quarterly schedule.


  1. Quick updates

    1. GitHub issues check

      • Nate Otto created a new issue #154 pertaining to “legacy-v1” context file.

    2. OB 2.0 Validator updates

      • Nate reported continued progress being made on Beta: Thank you to Chalk and Wire for contributing some Python expertise and to Learning Machine for testing. Others are welcome to test and report issues.


  1. Certification Requirements (Tim Cook lead)

    • The workgroup reviewed, discussed, and modified the recommended requirements.

    • Core group will try to meet next week to incorporate feedback from 1EdTech chief architect regarding testing process.



Upcoming events

  • Next meetings: all meet at 12:00 ET

    • June 29; July 13, 27

    • August 10, 16* 24; (* meeting at 1EdTech quarterly mtg)

    • Sept. 7, 21

    • Oct. 5, 19

    • Nov. 2, 16, 30

    • Dec 14; Jan 4, 18;

  • August Quarterly meeting, Aug. 14 - 17. Ann Arbor, MI

    • OB Workgroup, Wed Aug 16th 9am-12pm

    • Open Badges Community meeting, Thurs Aug 17, 9am-12pm

    • Hackathon, Aug. 17 & 18

  • November Quarterly meeting, Nov. 7 - 10, 2017, Microsoft Headquarters, Seattle/Redmond, WA

  • February Quarterly meeting & Digital Credentials Summit, Feb. 26 - Mar. 1, 2018, ASU, Scottsdale, AZ