This is a great initiative. Not just for new members in the community but also for members like me, with over three years in the never ending, super interesting world of Drupal.
My areas of contribution have been focusing around testing and bringing issues. This is important work, I know. Sometimes I even get to answer questions from less experienced members in the community, about technical stuff, not to complicated I guess. But my heart and mind tells me that I would love to evolve. Maybe start to learn more about the coding part, about hooks and functions and what not.
But as time goes by the harder it gets to actually start diving deeper in to these stuff and to learn about all these things I’d LOVE to get my head around. By knowing more about Drupal nuts and bolts the more useful one gets. Not just in testing and posting dev. issues, but actually bringing the patches and carrying ones own weight, at least.
In the process to learn more one have to know where you are (knowledge wise), where to go and how to get there. I haven’t come across anything within the Drupal community that actually discuss these things, in a serious manner.
I would love know more, as well as contributing with my own experience around this. Great initiative!