Breakdown of the various types of tasks
Whether or not you're new to programming or even to programming in Python, there are a variety of tasks for you to tackle.
One good place to start is with the demo and advocacy tasks, where you can run through an existing tutorial and then give a presentation on it. You could also try making a screencast, where you record a video from your screen.
The Python standard library ("stdlib" for short) is full of great functionality, and we have a bunch of stdlib tasks like writing new examples and updating documentation.
Do you know a language other than English? Take a look at the translation tasks.
Know how to program in C or C++? We have a few tasks especially for you!
Interested in speed and performance issues? Check out the performance tasks.
The next big version of Python is "Python 3000", a.k.a. "Python 3K" or "Python 3.0". We have a few tasks related to making Python 3K a success!