I just found out that my hometown of Columbus, Ohio, is holding a Python conference.
This is really cool. I encourage anyone in the area who is interested in computer programming or knows anyone who is to spread the word about this. Aside from being a really fun and easy language to learn and use—it’s simple enough to be taught to children—it’s also powerful enough to be widely used in the industry (for instance, it’s the flagship language of the recently-released Google App Engine).
For those who are unfamiliar with the language, xkcd describes it pretty well, too.