Hi, friends, colleagues and gurus!
I'm Rodion, from Russia. Currently employed as Java developer in outsourcing US-based company (main office is here while development offices are in Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Argentina and probably few more).
When I was about 14, I had great troubles in the school because of programming - it was back in 1997 I think. Then my parents bought me used IBM PC clone with 80386 CPU - and I started learning... And I still continue learning!
I started with Pascal, then have some experience with x86 assembly, later switched to C and used it for more than 10 years, including my first two IT-related jobs (they were about electronics and POS-terminals software).
I switched with some pains to Java in 2011. Meanwhile I've learned or at least touched many languages, Python one of them.
Year ago I've started my small site with programming problems (http://www.codeabbey.com
) - it is similar to ProjectEuler, but with not that much math and have some features (like viewing others solutions).
Currently there are about 170+ problems and 2000+ users - and I've found that about 50% of them use Python.
I myself do know some Python and can write small programs or debug others' codes - but I feel I should try to improve my skills - either by asking questions, or by reading/answering others' questions. Shortly speaking that is why I searched for dedicated Python forum.