Hello @escala14 !
You will be able to test the Desktop client real soon ! , but on testnet.
Our main dev. Fixcrypt and Tharude, our network architect, are working on the new testnet release 0.3.1 as we speak and it will be available to test for public real soon !
As for your ARKs from TEC you will have to wait for the mainnet launch, wich is expected this late feb. or early march, to have acces to it.
I liked the proposal, minus one thing. I have no skills I could say are useful to the Ark project. I know better then that just from talking with you in the slack channel. The skills are there, or able to be taught to you.And if not that, here just needing to be accessed or pointed out to you. So don’t worry to much, keep up your enthusiasm and interest for the ark project like I’ve seen in the slack channel for some time now. And I’m pretty confident, there will be room for you and ark to become the greatest thing ever seen to date.