It's been four or so months since we started this project, and after a fashion, we're still going. We've not quite made the progress we were hoping for - a difficulty with finding the time for all of us.
Here's a snapshot of the wireframes we've come up with.
@umbertix and I wrote some tests together earlier this week, and I think we might find that "pair programming" sessions are a good way to get things done. Previously we were relying on people doing solo homework tasks, which requires a fair bit of self-control!
We also have @Nav33d in our group, which makes three members. Daniel and Grant had to drop out, which means that we have room for one or two more people to join us. We're at the early stage of writing functional phpUnit tests against a wireframe spec, so there's plenty to do - of course after the tests we'll be starting implementation.
So, if there's anyone here who'd like to learn some Laravel alongside some other friendly folks, please ping us on this thread, or me by private message.