I just posted that I'll be learning Python in 2013 and going to PyCon. I hadn't actually intended to start doing Python until January. After all, it's not like I don't have enough to do already!
At World Singles we've had MongoDB in production for over a year but with 10gen offering free courses for MongoDB developers and administrators, I figured I'd sign up for the developers course - our production MongoDB setup is managed by the excellent folks at MongoLab so I don't need to worry about administration yet!
10gen have done an awesome job of the materials for this course. It's clear that a huge amount of work has gone into the videos and the flow of the material. It's beautifully presented and very professional. I'm having a blast! And to think that 10gen are providing all this for free!
Naturally, to interact with a database you need to program in a language. 10gen have chosen Python. So now I get to learn Python this week!
So far, I'm quite impressed. Python is a simple, clean, obvious language - based on what I've see so far. I thought the significant whitespace would drive me nuts, but so far it hasn't. We're using Bottle and PyMongo and those APIs seem clean and obvious as well.
I'm looking forward to the exercises in week two of the course.