Originally Posted by z28dreams
I'm probably missing lots more, but just wanted to build up some core skills. Thoughts on what I should prioritize?
I think your list is a little too buzzwordy. Just start coding and your list of things will fall into place.
When I am coaching people on web development we write one of the following applications in Rails:
1) A blog - Really good for intro to Rails and understanding the Rails MVC layers.
2) A car rental application - Really good for OO design patterns, system architecture, and best practice Ruby/Rails idioms.