Luckily, Appmaker provides an ideal environment to flex what I already have, and to build what I don't. It's my job to keep the wheels greased, to tackle what's lacking, and to build what needs demonstrating in these four loose buckets:
Story: The narrative driving interest and discussion, which informs the construction of the product.
Product: The bits & bytes, systems, and people involved in delivering an experience to users.
Users: The people who will be using, talking about, and providing feedback for the product and programs, providing a basis for contribution and funding.
Money: Dollars, cents, reals, euros, pounds, gourdes -- the monetary force which lets us continue to pursue our mission.
A large part of this work will be catalyzed by Ben Moskowitz, with whom I'll have to work closely to bring the project to the parts of world that can best contribute to Appmaker's growth. With continuing mentorship and scrutiny from David Ascher and Esquire MacDougall, I'll be able to map the various "soft" aspects of Appmaker onto the "hard" technical ones.
Appmaker is in a pre-alpha state, and needs consistent technical progress to match its early praise. I'll be continuing to help Luke Pacholski, Ben Zulauf, and Simon Wex from architectural and user-demand perpsectives.