Drupal Ladder

Own a project (core component or initiative)

Join an initiative (for a set of components)

Help maintain a core component

Review and revise patches

Write tests

Re-roll pathces to apply cleanly to the latest version of Drupal

Create an issue team to work on an issue in the queue

Join an issue team to work on an issue in the queue

Find a core system that interests you and learn about it

Write a patch

Test patches

Getting started in the issue queue

Install Git

Install Drupal Locally

Just started