I’ve mentioned Litecoin throughout this past year and while most altcoins are complete scam pump-and-dumps, the Litecoin community continues to grow and reach new milestones.
Here is the latest interview from a few days ago with the core dev team (Charlie is the creator, used to work at Google and is now over at Coinbase; Warren is the creator of Fedora and is over at Redhat). [Reddit has the topic time codes]
I also recommend looking through this Litecoin dev reddit AMA from this past October. Very interesting timeline and goals.
See also: Ex-Googler Gives the World a Better Bitcoin from Wired