wow, congrats on your accomplishments and your first paid gig!
i went ahead and joined a team here in the bay area late last week, and our first team meeting took place today, so i'm locked in for this round.
two things i've learned so far:
i'm realizing that meeting in person for this design exercise makes for a better experience/outcome.
now that the course has begun, you can go to >team in the novo-ed site and post/search for team members closer to you in minneapolis.
would love to see what you end up designing!