So you want to be a Linux kernel developer? Welcome! While there is a lot to be learned about the kernel in a technical sense, it is also important to learn about how our community works. Reading these documents will make it much easier for you to get your changes merged with a minimum of trouble.
Below are the essential guides that every developer should read.
Other guides to the community that are of interest to most developers are:
These are some overall technical guides that have been put here for now for lack of a better place.