Very large goals and mini-goals towards accomplishing those larger goals:
Learn everything I can about device drivers and the kernelRead Linux Kernel Books and Documents.
Documentation/HOWTO Documentation/SubmittingPatches Documentation/SubmittingDrivers Documentation/SubmitChecklist Documentation/stable_kernel_rules.txt Documentation/development-process/* Linux Kernel in a Nutshell (Appendix A, Chapters 6) Linux Device Drivers README The C Programming Language (again) The C Reference Guide (again)
Linux Kernel Development Vimtutor/Get some drivers out of staging NetLogic ASUS Oled Comedi
Have my own device driver(s) built