I was listening to a new (for me) podcast [http://bikeshed.fm/45] about development. The people hosting it are famous rails [https://github.com/rails/rails] developers but they also talk about other topics.
One of the developers has a side project where he is creating an ORM for this new language Rust [https://www.rust-lang.org/]. An ORM is a layer between the database and a language that abstracts away a lot of the details of the database. It usually makes it a lot easier to deal with a database.
I decided to cut my teeth on Rust by trying to contributing to his project.
We'll see how it goes.