I'm looking for a web developer to assist in a project that builds off a bit of work I've done in the past.
MGoVideo has pivoted and will no longer be posting full game torrents of Michigan games. While TenYardTracker has a rather comprehensive torrent listing, including a 720p release, however there is a multitude of media that believe would be better suited for a standalone site; Inside Michigan Football, ESPN specials, etc. (This is where I'll be contributing, I have a bit of experience in this)
The distribution method for this material will use a familiar protocol (Bittorrent) but in a slightly different manner. I see a tremendous amount of promise in a new free tool named 'Sync' - http://labs.bittorrent.com/experiments/sync/get-started.html
Sync generates a secret 32-character key for a shared folder; this key can then be passed and distributed amongst a community. One of the nice aspects this method of distribution is that unlike the traditional bittorrent model, connecting sharers and downloaders is not contingent on a 3rd party tracker. For example, when MGoVideo.com took their bittorrent tracker down, theoretically (I believe it's still up for the time being, not sure how long this will be the case) the ability to connect people sharing/people downloading was lost. The key method obfuscates this by building the 'tracker' directly into the client; if someone has the shared key and someone is sharing, they'll always be able to connect. No 3rd party in the middle.
By shifting the focus in distribution to a forum based community, the fragmented nature of seeding torrent becomes a bit more manageable; the focus then becomes on building a community, which happens to share content, as opposed to hitting a page and downloading a static file that may or may not have someone on the other end of the wire who is sharing the material.
Anyways, Jeff Atwood (codinghorror.com) has a pretty cool piece of forum software called Discourse - http://www.discourse.org/faq/
Discourse is presently in beta however they the entire project hosted on Github. I'm looking for someone who can take what's on Github, deploy it, and keep the codebase up to date as Discourse moves through beta -
If this sounds like something you'd like to contribute to, drop me an email - 'firstname.lastname@example.org'