Conference Organizing Distribution (COD) code sprint

  • Posted on: 14 November 2011
  • By: plaid
Date: 
Saturday, October 8, 2011 - 10:00 to Sunday, October 9, 2011 - 17:00

Join members of the Los Angeles Drupal user group in the Drupal community's second code sprint for updating COD (Conference Organizing Distribution) to Drupal 7. This is a joint event produced by LA Drupal's Pro Drupal 7 Development book study group and Droplabs, a Drupal coworking / hackerspace in Downtown Los Angeles.
Join us in person or online!

During the code sprint, we'll be gathered in the #drupal-cod IRC channel and all are welcome to join us. The event organizers and attendees will also be checking Twitter for feedback and questions that mention @UseCOD or use the #CODD7 hashtag.
About COD, the Conference Organizing Distribution

COD is used for building conference and event websites. It's built on Drupal, the highly-regarded open-source web framework and content management system, and each component is independent of each other. This means you can disable the features you don't need, whether it's selling tickets or listing sponsors or allowing session voting.

Just like Drupal, COD is free and can be used by anyone. There is a very long list of sites that use COD, from the DrupalCon Chicago and DrupalCon London conferences to RIACon, Brisbane Innovation Camp, the Meego Conference, the Bay Area Drupal Camp, and our own Drupal Design Camp LA.

Here are just some of the great features in COD:

* Session submission, voting and moderation
* Session schedule grid
* Personalized attendee schedules
* Easy event registration and attendee management
* Community features (forums, friending, etc.)
* Easy sponsors management

We're already using COD on Drupal 6 for the Drupal Design Camp LA 2011 website and we plan to use COD on Drupal 7 for Drupal Design Camp LA 2012. COD is not yet ready for this but we're not afraid of rolling up our sleeves and getting our hands dirty.

Help us improve COD and you'll also be helping numerous Drupal contrib projects, including Location, Signup and Commerce, as well as other organizations and conferences, such as DrupalCon, SCALE 10x and DrupalCamps around the world including our own Drupal Design Camp LA.
COD on Drupal 7 Battleplans

* Find a venue (done! we're meeting at Droplabs)
* Gather interest and sponsorships
* Set up a hosting environment for group collaboration
* Add contributors to our version control system
* Download COD, set up the team with tools, including Quickstart
* Get up to speed on work that has already been done:
o San Diego COD sprint on May 7, 2011
o Notes on Lullabot's Etherpad instance at http://lullapad.com/h12fYizetk
o Upgrading COD to Drupal 7: Sprint 1 - San Diego
o COD roadmap
o Porting COD to Drupal 7
o COD on Drupal 7 How-to
* Debate Commerce vs. Ubercart 3 (just kidding: the COD roadmap lists Commerce)
* Code! Code! Code!
* Update the COD issue queue with current progress
* Write a summary for Planet Drupal to thank our sponsors and contributors, aid any future CODD7 sprints, etc.

Pre-sprint discussion and planning

We've already begun discussing and planning several parts of the code sprint during the first 15 minutes of each Pro Drupal 7 Development book study group meeting. To join the conversation, click the Signup button below, post a comment below, contact any of the event organizers at the top of this page or just drop by the Pro Drupal 7 Development study group some Monday night.

The attendance of the book study group is already capped for this book group cycle but you're more than welcome to drop by, talk with us and work on your projects at Droplabs alongside other Drupaleros.