We are about a month away from launching our two courses, Ideas of the 20th Century and Age of Globalization in the edX platform. My role is a combination cheerleader, advocate, dreamer, learner, fundraiser, marketer, promoter and producer, and sometimes project task master. All of our roles in this venture have been in flux; although we worked very hard to define them in the onset in written form with frequent verbal confirmation. At the center are our faculty, John Hoberman and Daniel Bonevac, who are truly the guiding authors of these courses and who are investing a tremendous amount of themselves in this effort. There are at least a dozen people working on our courses at any given time; with many more giving support from the top down and coming in and out of the picture on a periodic basis. Making a showcase xMOOC is clearly a massive effort.