If you look at the Git platform.ui repository log, we are getting more and more people involved in providing patches to the Eclipse platform project. I did not count them, but I think we got contributions from at least 10 new contributors in the last two months. And some of them are starting to solve complex issues already.
From helping new contributors with the setup, I learned that for new contributors the Gerrit setup is relatively complex, therefore I created a detailed description:
We have also created two “entry” level bugs, which new contributors can use to provide a simple fix, to learn the whole process: