Experienced software developer here, but new to the Android ROM building scene (aside from flashing custom ROMs and the like).
If you could post some general instructions on how to get to the same build environment as you, I'd be glad to help in a coding capacity. I'm not too familiar with github and the like so I feel a little newbish.
I tried following some porting guide before to try to port an HTC One S AOKP, but couldn't get past the boot screen. Didn't really have anyone to ask what I was missing from porting so I gave up for the time being.