The workshop that Hobu and I are running is full, so now it's time for the first homework assignment. If you are new to the Python language and platform, please spend a bit of time with Mark Pilgrim's Dive Into Python. Chapters 1-6 are essential background. Chapters 7-11 are not essential reading; we'll cover the important aspects as needed. Chapters 12 and higher are outside the scope of the workshop. We plan to spend about 20-30 minutes summarizing from Dive Into Python before we get into the GIS hacking.