Getting started

To get starting building a Pack all you need is a Coda account, which you can create for free on our signup page.  

There are two ways to build a Pack:

1) In your browser, using our online code editor within the Pack Studio. No libraries to download or tools to install, just type the code and hit build. → Get started in the browser

2) Locally, using the Pack CLI. Use any IDE and version control system you like, and build and upload your Pack code using the CLI. → Get started on your local machine

Technical Resources

Everything else you need to know about Packs, including guides, tutorials, and sample code, is available in our technical documentation:

Pack ideas

Looking for some ideas on what to build? For years we've been running a Pack Request form where Coda users can request a Pack, and it's full of great ideas. We've even taken some of the top requests and created sample code showing how to setup the Pack to connect to those APIs.

How to get help

We have two ways to get help:

  • Ask your questions live in the Packathon Discord server.
  • Post your questions to the Making Packs category of the Coda Community. Codans and other passionate Pack makers will be hanging out on both channels to lend a hand.

Office hours

Sign up for 1:1 office hours with Eric Koleda, Coda’s developer advocate. Bring your questions, problems, bugs, or just chat.


Coda itself is a rich product with a ton of features, even before you extend it with Packs. If you're new to Coda and want to get a quick intro to the product and where Packs fit in, join us for a webinar on June 28th at 9AM PT / 12 PM ET / 16 GMT. Register now.