Maker Stories - Turning your doc into a Pack with Todd Olson

Interested in building Packs but not sure where to get started? Join Coda maker and Maker Fund recipient @Todd_Olson as he walks us through how he recently converted his Coda doc into a Pack. We’ll explore what problem inspired Todd to build his Time and Money doc in the first place and what ultimately led him to take it one step further by creating a Pack. Plus, we’ll discuss Todd’s experience with the Pack Studio and why Packs aren’t just integrations. Bring your questions on ideating, building, and publishing Packs to this session.

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Signed up and looking forward to it!

My biggest question is: do you need to have coding knowledge to make packs?

Hi Tim! I’m going to let my colleague @Eric_Koleda weigh in here as well, but my perspective is that a bit of coding knowledge helps, but it is by no means a restriction. We’ve had Codans from all departments build and be successful with Pack making.

Today creating a Pack does require writing code, so it certainly goes a long way if you have a baseline of coding. Writing Coda formulas is a form of coding, so if you feel very comfortable there I’d urge you to give Pack making a try. I know @Scott_Collier-Weir took a short JavaScript to learn the basics before diving into Packs, and I think that can go a long way.

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This was such a great session, thanks for hosting, @maria!

@Todd_Olson, you’re truly an inspiration! Love how you stuck with the process and gained all the skills you needed to turn your awesome Finance doc into a pack!

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In case you missed it (like me), you can watch the recording on Codas YT channel:

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Thank you for attending the session, Nina, and thank you for your kind words.

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