Haha, no I believe in situations where it's project creation, the creator is the father....just as God is the father...and The Architect is the Father of the Matrix.
So that makes you my smurfette, sir.
You're right though, it has been in the works for 2.5 years ahead of that. And if all is told, it's been in the works even before I got to ETBU - since I had come there with a vision of creating an Instant Messenger for the campus (which ended up as a website) because I had written an Instant Messenger for the TI-83 calculators in High School. So if you want to take it back to that...it's about 10 years old.
(I can't believe that was 10 years ago)