I'm on the Chrome team at Google, working on tools to help improve developer productivity and satisfaction.
First do it, then do it right, then do it better. This is one fundamental I always keep in mind when developing anything.
If you're a developer wishing to learn something new, regardless of skill-level, remember that as important as it is to read, it's equally as important to get out there and *do*.
I feel honored to have quite a few friends involved in OSS, many of who are spread across the world but remain active and passionate at what they do. Thanks to my wife, family and the OT-crew for being ah-mazing.