I'm a graduate student looking to improve my skills in real-world applications of cryptography and online anonymity. Reviewing all of the new blockchain and alt-coin variants, I believe that Monero is the most interesting development in this respect.
I'm skilled in software development, microcontroller DSP, and GP-GPU high-performance computing, relating to academic research in number theory.
What recommendations would you have on how I can best (and most rapidly) familiarize myself with the Monero development community?
I'm considering starting an open-source project for mining on Android devices (even with the inherent computational inefficiencies) as a proof-of-skill mechanism. I know of the ARMv7 code on the main branch, but is there any other relevant projects?