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Mobile Phone Check-in

Thursday, July 05, 2012 2:42 PM by nairdo
Last year I told you about our problem of trying to check-in 1750+ kids ( http://codersforchrist.com/cs/blogs/nick/archive/2011/07/25/VBS-Check_2D00_in-Process-Improvement.aspx ) at roughly the same time to avoid the long line that growing as our Vacation Read More...

Remote, Mobile, 3G, Check-in

Wednesday, June 15, 2011 7:11 AM by nairdo
When we launched our Queen Creek campus at the Queen Creek High School, we decided not to rely on the local network there. Having learned our network reliability lessons when we ran a test church at Campo Verde High School the year before, we instead Read More...

101010 A Developers Conference: RefreshCache

Saturday, May 08, 2010 6:28 PM by nairdo
Last year we decided to take a little more ownership of our destiny so we created " RefreshCache ," the free two day event for church developer teams that use the Arena ChMS platform. We're doing it again, but this year we're breaking Read More...

The Break Up: the Branching of CCV and Arena

Friday, May 29, 2009 6:27 PM by nairdo
Now that it's been announced to the Arena community developers I can discuss the news: CCV has decided to branch away from the Arena core code base. It's difficult for me to talk too much about this situation, since I'm pretty close with Jon Read More...

New Cccev Website - Powered by Arena

Friday, April 17, 2009 4:22 PM by nairdo
li {padding-bottom: 8px;} click for large view This week we finished development and implementation of our latest, jQuery flavored, Arena powered cccev.com website -- and I'm pretty excited about how it turned out. Everyone did a tremendous job: Jeremy Read More...

Elegance vs Practicality

Wednesday, February 20, 2008 5:45 PM by nairdo
I yearn for and typically choose only elegant solutions, but in times of desperation it's not beyond me to use a hack to accomplish something. I'm not proud of it, but I do see it as sign of my practical side. I also don't enjoy javascript, Read More...

New Arena Milestones

Monday, January 14, 2008 12:05 AM by nairdo
It's been a busy past couple of months. Besides the typical vacation/holiday time spent on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's, we also did a few other things before the year ended. We switched our small group ministry off GroupFinder and onto Read More...

Here Are Some of Our Questions

Monday, October 29, 2007 10:19 PM by nairdo
Lately I've been getting lots of questions about my experience with Arena... Read More...

The Arena Podcast Module

Wednesday, October 24, 2007 9:18 PM by nairdo
At last weeks Arena Developer Roundtable , I gave a live demo and announced the impending beta release of the Podcast Module I’ve been working on off-and-on** over the summer. As of today this new Podcast Module is available to other Arena Developers Read More...

Arena Community Developer Roundtable - Day 2

Tuesday, October 23, 2007 9:07 PM by nairdo
Day 2 brought us out to the beautiful CCV campus in Peoria. David started off the day by showing us: the completely professional contribution statements CCV created for Arena a new sync tool that lets you sync Arena tagged people to Outlook for easy offline Read More...

Arena Community Developer Roundtable - Day 1

Tuesday, October 16, 2007 9:35 PM by nairdo
I wish you were here! Today we hosted day #1 of the developer roundtable which was a blast as much as it was inspiring. With Alfred's opening speech and Mark 'state of the union' address, I once again realized this ship is on the right course. Read More...

Arena Fall '07 Developer Roundtable

Thursday, September 20, 2007 9:51 AM by nairdo
Registration is now open for the next Arena Developer Roundtable taking place in sunny AZ this October 16th and 17th. This time the roundtable is also open for prospective Arena Community Developers to participate and understand the benefits of joining Read More...

First "3rd Party" Arena Module

Sunday, May 20, 2007 4:24 PM by admin
This past Friday we upgraded to Arena 1.1. The new Import/Export capabilities allowed me to easily install a custom module we developed called "Tag Finder". It was written in less than a day, and simply put, it gives you the ability to search Read More...

Arena Custom Reports

Friday, April 20, 2007 3:47 PM by nairdo
Arena has several ways to create a "custom report". Some ways are very simple for simple cases and intended for normal people. Other ways are for more complex cases and are intended for someone who has reporting like (SQL, Access, etc) skills. Read More...

Edit Your Application

Wednesday, April 18, 2007 11:13 AM by nairdo
If we could, we would prefer to lock down the Member Status field so that only our small Evangelism admin team could edit it. Unfortunately Arena does not allow this particular field to be locked in this way (most other Arena areas and fields can). Since Read More...

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