Matt Goodwin aka ttamniwdoog
More about Me
Attend Manchester DUG
Co-organize Keene DUG
DrupalCamp NH volunteer (website, tshirts,
sponsors, unofficial treasurer)
Webmaster Since 1998
Back in 1986, typing in code I read from a
magazine into my C64.
Father of 4, Husband, fisherman and science &
How I use COD
Advantage Business Media
Publisher of B2B magazines
Why Conferences are important?
Human Need for Interaction
We love to learn
Lack of diversity in the office
Conferences are important because they bring
smart, like-minded people together.
What is COD?
Why it’s a fish, silly!
COD == Conference Organizing Distribution
What is a distribution?
A collection of modules, theme & configuration
that can be downloaded similar to a module.
Many distributions available:
Drupal Commons https://drupal.org/project/commons
Commerce Kickstart https://drupal.
Who is COD right for?
How do I start using it?
Like many things in the Drupal world, there are
many ways to do things: https://drupal.
Download it https://drupal.org/project/cod
Read the directions http://drupal.
Watch some tutorials
What to expect from COD?
COD is an event management system
In essence, a conference is an event.
But so is a BarCamp or a Webinar.
COD can host multiple events for you, not just
your annual event.
What are some of its features?
Custom fields for attendees
Yet even more features...
Event Registration as a product
Sponsorships as a product
More on Sponsors
Sponsorship level is a taxonomy term
Can upload their logo & manage their content
and yet more features...
Speakers / User Submitted session proposals
But wait there’s more...on sessions
Session content type can have videos or even link to slides
Session Statuses (Accepted, Declined)
(Thank You Views)
How can there still be more features
Personalized Schedule for Registrants
Registered Users could flag the sessions they
are interested in to help determine room size
Finally the last feature
Printing badges https://drupal.org/node/1199914
This is an awesome tool. How can I
help make it better?
Get Involved http://usecod.com/get-involved
Answer Questions in IRC
Join and Participate in COD Group
Submit & Fix Bugs in the issue queue
Review & Update documentation
What’s the catch?
COD is currently at Alpha2
I find that documentation is a bit scattered and
many times outdated
Need to get up to speed quick on modules
contained in order to use the distro like
Views, Rules, Webform, Organic Groups,