Please Note: May 13, 2013
If you experienced any issues with incorrect data being displayed in the National Homebrew Competition today, please contact AHA Member Services at email@example.com.
This phenomenon is NOT related to the BCOE&M programming. It is, yet again, a server issue. Apparently, there is a setting that is messing with the way session data is stored and retrieved. Session variables are a very common way for programs like BCOE&M to manage and store data related to specific users/account.
This release again features mostly bug fixes and a few enhancements.
- Enhanced the data integrity checking for sub-styles that require participants to enter special ingredients and/or a classic style (beer, mead, cider), as well as strength (mead) and carbonation/sweetness (mead, cider).
- If participants do not add the requisite information, their entry is marked "unconfirmed," and subject to deletion after 24 hours.
- Enhanced display of entry numbers to four digits (0000 - 9999). Standardizes display.
- Minor tweak to processing of proper names to allow for dashes, initials, and apostrophes.
- Tweaked the special ingredient bottle label download to only show the requisite categories.
This release features mostly bug fixes and a few enhancements.
- Added more CSV exports (all paid entries, all non-paid entries).
- Added more options for printing sorting sheets.
- Enhanced display of judging numbers to make them more readable at a glance. Uses the convention: XX-XXX (e.g., the fourteenth entry in category 3 would be 03-014).
Addressed all verified bugs reported to Google Code (Issue 160, Issue 163, Issue 164, Issue 166, Issue 167, Issue 169, Issue 171, Issue 172, Issue 173, Issue 174, Issue 175, Issue 176, and Issue 177).
This release features a few fairly major upgrades and numerous minor ones. It also addresses bugs reported between December 1, 2011 and August 25, 2012.
- Added browser-based database setup and updating.
- Added the ability to for the BCOE&M installation to run on a shared database (or multiple installations on a single database).
- Added the ability to cap the number of entries.
- Added custom winning category functionality.
- Added ability for competitions to accept payment via Google Wallet (Issue 48 on Google Code).
- Added localization capabilities. Allows for granular, time-zone specific dates and times to be utilized by the program.
- Added registration windows for judges and stewards (now separate from regular entrants). Comps can now register judges and stewards before and after the entry window (Issue 133 on Google Code).
- Added the ability for admins to designate the method to designate winners (by table, by category or by subcategory - Issue 142 on Google Code).
- Added a new public page: Volunteer Information (thanks to Bruce Buerger for his contribution).
- Added data integrity scripting that checks for inconsistencies between the user and brewer tables as well as deleting any entry that is either blank or is not attributed to any verified user.
- Added another bottle label option that includes special ingredients (if any) on the label itself. Useful for Category 23, for example, and custom categories.
- Added the ability to export promo materials in Bulletin Board Code (BBC) format. Useful for posting a competition announcement to various homebrewing forums.
- Added the ability to export all entry data in CSV format (Issue 149 on Google Code).
- Added time stamping for users and entry updates (Issue 52 on Google Code).
- Added ability to filter admin display of paid entries (Issue 129 on Google Code).
- Added granular display of the number of entries that had reduced fees from a promo code (Issue 146 on Google Code).
- Updated the BJCP Ranks to utilize those that went into effect April 1, 2012 (as reported to SourceForge). Added explanation/help text to the participant information screen.
- Cleaned up archived data display.
- Addressed all verified bugs reported to Google Code (Issues 117, 119, 120, 123, 124, 127, 137, 138, 150, 151, 152, 153, 155, 156, and 157).
- Deprecated the option to choose whether to utilize BCOE&M for competition organization. Going forward, it will be assumed that Administrators will utilize the organization functions (those beyond simply gathering participant and entry data) as little or as much as they wish without needing to specify as such.
The Brew Competition Online Entry & Management (BCOE&M) system is an online application to assist homebrew competition hosts (of the beer variety) to collect, store, and output participant and entry data.
One of the biggest challenges of organizing a homebrewing competition is knowing who has entered what and how many come competition day. BCOE&M provides an online interface to collect this information beforehand and output it to compliant software for use on competition day.
Homebrew competition organizers that wish to have an online entry portal that can gather all of the necessary data from participants and their asscoiated entries.
BCOE&M is available in two options: Hosted and Download.
Your competition entry portal, powered by BCOE&M, can be hosted right here on brewcompetition.com! Click here for more information.