One of the best ways to learn Coda is by doing, but what if you don’t know where to start “doing” in Coda? That’s where these exercises come into play. These will give you a chance to explore and practice with some specific goals. If you’ve got questions, or run into trouble, just post them here. You can also embed your docs for quick references: Each exercise will start with the jobs to be done for the doc. Just like you would with your own situation, you’ll want to know your requirements when you start building. We’ll include Coda features (and documentation) you should try to use in your doc We’ll even include some bonus features to try to incorporate if you want to take the doc to the next level Exercise 01 - Inventory Manager You have a collection of books or movies that you lend out to friends and family, but you’re tired of trying to remember who has what. You need a doc that is going to: Have a record of every book or movie in your collection Tell you what is checked out and by whom Help you make recommendations Exercise 02 - Trip Planner Congrats! You saved for the trip of your dreams. You’ve decided to go on the trip with 6 of your friends, and you’ve volunteered to organize. You need a doc that is going to: Allow people to vote on what activities they’d like to do Allow people to select and post the information about their flight Allow people to post information with ideas they have for the trip Categorize expenses so the group can divide costs Send trip reminders to your friends (via slack, gmail, text, etc) You’ve got lots of things to do, and there are so many ways to manage a to do list. This exercise will help you explore a few different to-do list options. You need your doc to: Allow you to quickly add new tasks to your tracker See tasks in a kanban card view See your tasks for the the week See how many tasks you’ve completed and how many are left to complete Exercise 04 - Event Planner You’re getting ready to plan a fun event. You’ll be organizing the event and managing attendees. Share the itinerary for the event Send reminders to attendees Track the status of all event related tasks Exercise 05 - Meeting Notes You work on a distributed team and want to improve the ability for everyone to stay connected and apprised of activities. You’ve volunteered to create a team note manager. You need your doc to: Have a repository of all your meeting notes Send follow up emails to all meeting attendees Track action items and progress of completion Exercise 06 - Time Tracker You work as a consultant, and need to track billable hours for your clients. You’ve decided to use a Coda doc to solve this problem. You need your doc to: Track the amount of time you’ve spent on a task Show the amount of time spent in total for each client Give you a visual report of how you are spending your time
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