Hi! I’m Jean Marie Cackowski-Campbell, a member of the Kosada team working on Vuo. I wanted to share with you some behind-the-scenes impressions on our last two weeks.

Some members of the team have been working on Vuo, on-and-off, since 2009, but we became recommitted to the work this May, when Kosada hired a new developer just to work on Vuo (and they hired me too!), and resolved to keep other work at a minimum so that we could commit to releasing a beta of Vuo in 2013. Since then, we’ve been having development and business/marketing meetings on a regular basis.

Then, on the 5th of October we went live with vuo.org and a posting to kineme.net to tell the world what we were working on. Our lives have certainly been interesting since then — over 300 people have signed up for the mailing list, and we’ve received dozens of substantive comments and questions.

In a way, it reminds me of what’s happening in my family. My step-daughter and her husband just had a new baby. They were dealing with the pregnancy on their own, but as soon as the baby was born, everyone in the family wanted to see and interact with him. And of course, as new parents, the first week required a lot of adjustments for them — both physical and emotional. Added to that, they had to find the time and energy to play host and hostess and in-control parents when we came to visit.

So, like them, we are proud of introducing Vuo into the world, but we are also somewhat daunted about all the responsibilities that come with that. Just like I can’t tell you what my grandson will be like in a year, or two years, there is a lot we can’t tell you yet about what Vuo is going to develop into, because we are still figuring it out. We know all of you want to see and touch Vuo, so we are working as fast as we can to answer your questions thoughtfully (some ideas and suggestions are not ones we anticipated) while not taking time away from development.

Over the next few weeks we will continue to expand our FAQ and personally respond to everyone who asked a question. Please be patient with us. If you think we are being overprotective (secretive?), it’s more likely that we are just overwhelmed. You are an integral part of the expanding Vuo family. The family news, photos, and videos are coming.

Thanks for listening,
Jean Marie