We have set up the basic agenda for the Roadmap Meeting taking place in NYC on Friday, October 21. The first part of the meeting will be a series of lightning talks where people present their feature or the feature they'd like to see. This will give the attendees a sense of what people are working on. We'd then use that as a basis for breaking into different groups for the rest of the day.

During the afternoon, people will go to the breakout sessions they are interested in. These breakout sessions are a time to get something accomplished on the project. It might be defining needs or goals. It might be coming up with specifications for the coding. It might be setting up the structure for a working group and identifying people for different tasks. Each individual project will be at a different stage from ironing out the concept to assigning people to specific tasks.

This is what the schedule looks like:

10:00 – 10:15 Welcome/Agenda/Logistics
10:15 – 12:00 Talks on Features for the Joomla! 3.0 series
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch
1:00 – 2:00 Breakout Sessions 1
2:00- 2:15 Break
2:15 – 3:15 Breakout Sessions 2
3:15 – 3:30 Break
3:30 - 4:30 Breakout Sessions 3
4:30 – 5:00 Closing session

We are contacting the registered attendees to see who has a feature they want to present and what they'd like to accomplish towards it during this meeting. A schedule will be set up before the meeting detailing who will be giving a lightning talk and the subject. If we have requests for multiple talks on the same subject, we will ask that those people coordinate so that we have one talk (multiple view points allowed!)

We will determine what the breakout sessions will be based on the topics people are interested in from the lightning talks and what has been identified as needing to be accomplished.

We want emphasize that while this meeting is a good place to get your ideas in and start working on them for the 3.0 Joomla series, it's not the only way. You can also use ideas.joomla.org to generate interest and start or join a Working Group as a concrete way of progressing that idea forward.

There's still time to register if you want to come to the meeting and haven't yet signed up.

See also the earlier blog Get Involved with the future roadmap.