Heyo. This forum is for the Forum Funding System. If you go to https://getmonero.org/community/hangouts you should find some places to ask this question. :)
Idea is do educate myself, on my own to contribute to the pr[...]
Where should I start?
I already know I want to learn Linux. What flavor should I start with? What's the best one for mining right now?
As far as coding is concerned what language should I go for, goal being contributing to the project?