Is there anything out there to help connect newer programmers with experienced programmers in GNOME or Linux in general? A big-brother/big-sister type thing. It's quite rewarding to both those learning and those with experience to help each other when they have common goals and passions. It allows for broader dissemination of information, more testers, more eyes to find bugs and a sense of shared vision.
Maybe a yellowpages of people and their interests?