Today we are starting a Drupal Ladder here in Valencia. If you don't know what is it, a ladder is a way to learn something by achieving some goals or steps. The Drupal Ladder has some defined steps to start to contribute back to the project. We start from the bottom taking little steps: setting up Git, a Drupal 8 site... and little by little, we start to review issues and commit our own patchs.
I think is a great way to learn about Drupal 8 and more important, to make your local community grow meanwhile you improve to an open source project.