My name is Marisol and I work at Smart Site Designs and am a web designer currently trying to teach myself Magento 2. I am new to the ecommerce environment.
When I have some downtime, I love hike, garden and watch humming birds 😊
I took on a project which I was extremely excited about, but now has become an awful nightmare, but I am committed to see it through and that is kinda what brought me here.
Welcome to the community forums.
The best way to start is to ask and try to help into the forums.
You'll find information on StackExchange too and you can start diving into the http://devdocs.magento.com/ not only for learning but to correct and improve the docs.
Another recomendation could be to be aware of Magento issues on Github: https://github.com/magento/magento2/issues (if you are technical, of course).
Also, you should read this post: https://community.magento.com/t5/Welcome-to-the-Magento-Community/Start-here-and-hello-from-me/m-p/5... (in particular the guidelines)
Fianlly, you'll need to get your hands dirty with the platform.