Python is a high-level programming language that's popular for scripting, web development, and prototyping projects of all kinds. You'll use Python at OSU in CS160 and again in CS311. Other languages that are used for similar purposes include Bash and Perl for shell scripting, and Ruby on Rails for web development. One project developed by LUG members using python is our IRC bot Hamper.
- http://www.learnpythonthehardway.org/: Good tutorial for complete beginners
http://python.org/doc/: The official python reference, helpful if you forget the correct syntax of a dictionary or how to do list comprehensions
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/python: Stack Overflow is more useful than the official docs if you're not sure exactly what you're trying to do
https://github.com/hamperbot/hamper: Good for hacking on