I've taken up the task of getting better at shell scripting, I'm new at this so forgive me if I'm mixing technologies, but looking at BASH, PERL, PYTHON (perhaps KORN?).

I've found the writing shell scripts tips at LinuxCommand.org: Learn the Linux command line. Write shell scripts. as well as the "Advanced Bash-Scripting Guide" at tldp.org/LDP/abs/abs-guide.pdf which I'll go through, but then I'd like a place to practice and our Linux work setup doesn't provide a LOT of opportunities. So I was thinking is if there's a group (LinkedIn or other) that I can join where people are asked by fellow members to write scripts, that I could volunteer there, get my practice and help some people out at the same time, ...

I'm practicing in an openSUSE VM at home and we use SLES/OES2 at the office.

Any thoughts or ideas that would help?