In this episode Addison Berry talks with Bryan Hirsch (bryanhirsch), Kay VanValkenburgh (kay_v), and Brock Boland (BrockBoland) about the Drupal Ladder, a community project to get more people involved in Drupal core, while also learning valuable skills for their Drupal work. What is it, what's the goal, and the whys and hows about jumping in are covered.
Drupal Ladder group discussion
Drupal Ladder distribution
Drupal Ladder IRC channel: #drupal-ladder
xjm's core presentation with some stats (from Aug 2011)