I'm fairly new to Linux Mint. I've gotten quite excited about the recent progress of gaming on Linux. I'm ready to give Linux another try, as my primary operating system. I've had a fascination with Linux since 2006, but haven't been able to stick with it. Pretty much the only reason I don't convert completely, is games, but now that is changing somewhat, I feel I should show my support for Linux.
Brief linux experience overview:
I started out with fedora/mandriva and mostly used fedora for several years. I was surprised to find that I actually liked Ubuntu better than Fedora, so I switched to that. I've been using ubuntu server for a home server for over a year. I've recently decided that I like Linux Mint better than Ubuntu. So, here I am. This is the first time I've decided to participate in the forums.
I've worked professionally in IT since 2003 and currently work as a DBA/swiss army knife, performing a multitude of duties pertaining to business intelligence. I've developed using C++ (mostly in school), JAVA. C#, asp.net and misc web development e.g. CSS, PHP etc. I've mostly used Microsoft technologies, (because that's what my employers have been using), but I would really like to participate in the development of something for open source linux, maybe even something Mint specific. I'd like to find something that I care about and could really get behind; if you know what I mean. I'd love to work with something multimedia related (which would be new ground for me). Also, I'm interested in learning Python.
So, my first question is; what are some interesting open source projects that need help?