In just a couple days, Lyle and I along with various members of the Ubercart / Drupal community will gather in San Francisco for the largest (a.k.a. first) project planning sprint to date! We'll be joined by at least one major core Drupal contributor and an outside project manager who will help us evaluate the way Ubercart itself works and the way the community and development processes meant to support the project work.
We have ambitious goals for the project on Drupal 7 based on various core Drupal API enhancements, the latest site building tools and methodologies, and the sheer amount of community power that has built up around the project over the last few years. Everything will be on the table as we determine the best way to make Drupal the best open source e-commerce platform on the web.
When we leave the sprint, we hope to come away with documented coding and development standards, feature sets and implementation proposals (including well-defined objects!), and a revised community contribution process. At the end, we'll provide the fruits of our efforts online for feedback and criticism and look forward to as many of you responding as are able.
After the sprint, a few of us will be heading to the Bay Area Drupal Camp. We'll be drumming up local support for the project on Drupal 7, and I'll be presenting a session on the results of the sprint... and doing a little vision casting.
The sprint is an open event, but it will be highly technical in a non-code sort of way. If you're interested in taking part or just hooking up for dinner in the evening, feel free to PM me.