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The 2012 Presentations

Sunday, October 14 (at the Gangplank in Chandler, AZ)

12pm - 12:30 Pre-Event Kick-off & Icebreaker @ Gangplank
Let's get to know one another by swapping war stories and setting some shopping carts on fire.
12:30 - 5pm ChMS Dev 101 Workshops @ Gangplank
Arena - Jeff Maddox & Adam Bryant
MinistryPlatform - Chris Kehayias & w/Kevin McCord
Rock ChMS Install & Dev 101 ( ppsx, pptx) - David Turner, Nick Airdo, & Jason Offutt
8pm - 9pm Keeping the Faith, digital marketing for your church - Vuurr
Josh, Scott and Chris (the guys from Vuurr) are SEO Grandmaster Ninjas and would like to impart web analytics & marketing wisdom directly into your cortex.

Monday, October 15 (at Central Christian Church, Gilbert AZ)

9:00- 9:30 Opening (.ppt, video)- Nick Airdo
Welcome to the Great Do-ocracy
09:30 - 10:15 Put a Little Backbone Into It (.key, video)- Jason Offutt
Jason will show you how to make your module stand up using a little Backbone.js; an open source javascript library
10:25 - 10:55 Git (.ppt, video)- David Turner
Come and see why Git solves certain problems and why people are using it.
11:00 - 11:30 Website Stuff (.ppt, video)- Jason Ake
Some ideas on things your Arena web guy can do on his own when your developer's plate is full.
1pm - 1:30 Arena ChMS - What's Happening Recap (video) - Jeff Maddox
Find out what's coming down the pike in Arena development
1:30 - 1:50 Migrations (video) - Chris Gratigny
Something from the Rails world which has now entered the .Net world via EF migrations, migrations allows you manage your database changes via code that the framework tracks for you.
2:00 - 2:30 Migrations (.ppt )- David Turner
David will give us some .Net specifics on migrations.
2:30 - 3:00 Rock ChMS Vision & Anatomy 101 (.key, video)- Jon Edmiston
Get a developer perspective on Rock and why you might want to start using it for your side projects.
3:00 - 3:30 Quality: Seal or Salior (.key, video)- Jon Edmiston
Apply some of these Six Sigma principles and you can do something about the quality of your work.
3:30 - 4:00 Mining by Fire (.key, video)- Matt Baylor
Is your church immune to natural disasters? If not, hear the story of the Waldo Canyon Fires and how you might need to prepare to data mine if faced with a local crisis.
4:00 - 4:15 Charitable Organization Data Structures (.ppt, video)- Den Boice
Addressing the unique challenges of storing data for charitable organizations. Live demonstration of production code using these methods.
4:15 - 5:00 Demos - open floor to demo some of the stuff you've created in the past year.
Big Church Resources/Small Church Connections - Erik Peterson; A demonstration of how we use Arena to enable timely personal connections between pastors and congregants.
ArenaChMS Friendly URL Manager (.ppt, video) - Derek Mangrum; Check out this Arena module Derek wrote to manage Arena "friendly" urls in IIS.
MinistryWeaver - Paul Neilsen; through data analysis to meta-data configuration, MinistryWeaver flexibly simplifies the setup of business rules and segregation of data. Mobile Checkin - Nick Airdo; non-native all the way!
Member Portal - Jason Offutt; responsive, javascript, shiny
Southside Fellowship demo- Joseph Adams
Rock Quarry (video) - Nick Airdo shows hows how the Rock Plugin Manager works
and many, many more!!

Tuesday, October 16

9:00- 9:20 HTML5 Modernizr (.key, video) - Jason Offutt
Jason will show us Modernizr as he cooks it into a new Arena template.
9:20 - 9:50 Effective XSLT (ppt, video; with corresponding XPath & XSLT PDFs)- Daniel Hazelbaker
Learn how to make your Xslt files more effective with things like conditional statements, parsing parameters from your modules and embedding JavaScript.
9:50 - 10:20 Daily Builds (.ppt, video)- Nick Airdo
#3 on Joel's 12 Steps program, learn some basics of doing daily builds for your modules/blocks/packages.
10:20 - 10:30 Coursera Demo; Social Network Analysis (video) - Jon Edmiston
Using the Gephi tool to analysis your social network.
10:30 - 11:00 One Database to Rule Them All (.ppt, video)- Chris Kehayias
This is the driving force for everything Chris does at Calvary Chapel Melbourne. Chris will share his work on the #MinistryPlatform by ThinkMinistry.
11:00 - 11:15 Stripe (video) - Brad Hockersmith
An alternative to PayPal. We'll discuss the advantages of using Stripe to processes payments or donations. We will demonstrate how to implement stripe into your web application and show some code samples of how it was implemented at
11:15 - 11:30 Inventing on Principle - B. Victor
Can you change the way you think to help your creativity? Be inspired as we watch a snippet from Bret's recent talk at CUSEC.
1:00 - 1:15 How-To: Custom PCO Reports (video) - Joseph Adams
Joseph is going to share some tips and show you how to create some custom Planning Center Online reports.
1:15 - 1:30 HDC demo (video) - Daniel Hazelbaker
Arena Community Leader, Daniel Hazelbaker, will show us a few things they're doing at High Desert Church (HDC).
1:30 - 2:00 API to SQL (video) - Kevin McCord
ThinkMinistry's Kevin McCord will share his exploits as "the whip" and the SQL guy behind the MinistryPlatform API.
2:00 - 2:20 Twitter Bootstrap (video) - Daniel Lau
Finally! A common set of CSS styles we can all use to make our lives easier.
2:30 - 2:45 State of the Union (.ppt) - Nick Airdo
What's happening to our little group? It's shrinking and expanding at the same time!
3:00 - 5:00
Demos & Breakout Groups
Wat by Gary Bernhardt from CodeMash 2012
Demo (video) Check-in by Matt Burgess of North Point
Final Demos (video)
- @ 17:00 Maxim Strelsov of Southeast Christian Church
- @ 37:00 Jason Offutt of Central Christian Church on CroudSync
- @ 48:00 Big Church Resources/Small Church Connections - Erik Peterson; A demonstration of how we use Arena to enable timely personal connections between pastors and congregants.
- @ 1:00:00 Discussion on 'When to package and support'
- @1:15:00 Paul Nielsen on Ministry Weaver; through data analysis to meta-data configuration, MinistryWeaver flexibly simplifies the setup of business rules
@ 1:32:00 Chris Kehayias on Check-in Dashboard


Wednesday, October 17

9:00am - 4:00pm
Breakout Sessions
SQL Class
Paul Nielsen, the author of the SQL Server Bible is cramming his 4 day class into a single, day long session just for you. Want to learn from an expert? Then don't miss this class!
- What is the Bible Basically About?

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