Im Kirsty! Currently I work for Nouveaul Lashes in the UK and really excited about our new project redesigning and updating our shop to be more dynamic in terms of content! When I started i knew nothing about Magento!
I am a front end dev there, so getting stuck in with the code
I started working with Magento really in Jan of this year, so far ive found it scary, but exciting to learn and develop (i am generally a Wordpress developer).
For fun I usually code, or doodle something, or you will find me armed with my Nikon
Welcome to the community forums.
The best way to start is to ask and try to help into the forums.
As you can imagine, 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 should be to be aware of Magento issues on Github: https://github.com/magento/magento2/issues (since you're a developer).
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)
I should add you'll need to get your hands dirty with the platform but I'm pretty sure at this time you already did it.