This is a detailed post that has been a long time coming. In summary: • Popcorn has achieved a lot in the last 5 months
• We’re discovering that our template model is creating too much complexity
• We’re realizing that Popcorn is a powerful media literacy tool
• We’re increasing our focus on Popcorn Maker as a remixer
Over the last 5 months, the Popcorn team has been busy. While expanding our focus from Popcorn.js to include the Popcorn Maker app, we have shipped 7 releases, closed over 835 tickets, been featured on the mainstage of TedGlobal, had a brand and UX review by the best in the business, created an educational curriculum for young people, and shipped a new version of our web app. The team has grown - Bobby Richter has been joined by developers Jon Buckley, Scott Downe, and our UX intern Kate Hudson who has become a leader in the project. Our collaboration with the Center for the Development of Open Technology has continued - David Humphrey has taken an increasingly active role in the engineering leadership at the Mozilla Foundation, and new researchers have joined our core contributors there. Its been a heady several months. Luckily we’ve had a few cakes to celebrate our release, or we might have gone crazy....