I'd be interested in getting involved, I wouldn't exactly class myself as a beginner because I've been programming a while but I know I still have an insane amount to learn!
I think a variation of programming skill would be good so that the people who's had a little more experience can help to teach in a few areas.
I'm good for G+ or Skype btw... I'll send all my info via email
I'm a beginner C++ programmer, I've read several textbooks (right now I'm finishing "C++ primer") and have used Borland C++ Builder 4 years ago to make an age calculator and other minor programs. I've played a little bit with Irrlicht and SDL, but gave up to get better at C++ first. :)