The successful release of Python 3.8 (thanks Łukasz and everyone who contributed) begins a new chapter for the Python Steering Council. Under the new governance of core development, described in PEP 13, a new Steering Council is elected after each major release cycle.
Trying out a pre-release will help you become familiar with new features to determine if they would be good to use in your projects.
When you are new to git and GitHub, one of the first things that is helpful to learn is where your code is located. Do you want to contribute to open source or a friend's project?
Two concepts will help you get started:
- The difference between git (tool) and GitHub (service)
- The location of code repositories and how to refer to them
I love how Jupyter and IPython can empower learners. Here's a GitHub gist that shares some of my favorite resources.
If you share something more than three times, it's a good idea to write it down for others to read. Over the past few years, I've made a few GitHub gists (gists are similar to short notes) which have links to resources.