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The State of COD

Many people have asked how COD, otherwise known as the Conference Organizing Distribution, is going. Currently its a community supported project, with lots of great new features going into the 7.x branch!

This weekend, Acquia was at Linuxfest Northwest (LFNW, http://www.linuxfestnorthwest.org), a regional conference of about 1500 open source enthusiasts, and COD was running behind the scenes to help make the fest run as smoothly as possible.

The current status of Alpha 2:
LFNW is running of the alpha2 version of COD 7, the most recent release right now. We've made considerable fixes to the distribution internally, including:

  • Multi-event session management
  • Scheduling
  • BoF ad-hoc scheduling
  • Grid based layout using 'Seven' theme for event signage (e-displays)
  • Registration checkin system
  • Sponsor management
  • Number calculations (attendee sign ups, t-shirt allocations etc) calculations on the events page

We've not been able to get these back into patches yet upstream, but as time allows, we hope to have them rolled in for an Alpha 3 release around the time for drupalcon. You can play with the current setup by going to the linuxfestnorthwest.org website.

If you're interested in speeding along the progress of COD on Drupal 7, please join us in #drupal-cod on irc.freenode.net, or come to our BoF, which should be sometime Tuesday May 21st of Drupalcon. We'll also be sprinting throughout the fest, including all day friday.

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