- how can I... learn Python? get better at Python? learn programming?
- which web framework should I use?
There's a number of resources for learning programming with Python. Here are my favorites:
As an experienced dev who wants teaching experience, the organization itself is pretty easy to get in to. You can be a TA (teacher assistant) or work up to being a Teacher. You can be paid or donate your salary to the national nonprofit.
I've taught a number of people, and found working with beginners to be humbling. They always ask insightful questions. As a teacher, to be clear and patient is a wonderful skill.
- Hack Night at Carbon Five http://www.meetup.com/Hack-Night-at-Carbon-Five-LA/
It's great fun to bring your laptop and projects to meet other geeks. This event is super chill and it's easy to talk to people and learn new things!
- Learn to Code with Us http://www.learntocodewithus.com/
I've been to the Culver City location (at Crash Space, a great hacker space), and it was a lot of fun. Lots of people work on projects. Michelle is very quiet and open, doing one-on-ones with people to help install Python or other software, or she'll help with general programming questions.