As I wrote over the weekend, the Google Highly Open Participation contest (intended to get high-school students involved in open source work) may be run again this winter. I say "may", because quite a bit of work needs to be done on the GHOP hosting app, Melange.
We in the Python community are in a uniquely Good position to help out with this: Melange is written in Python, on Google AppEngine, using Django. It would be great were a horde of Django experts to descend upon Melange to offer their help. Melange also could use some help testing; any testing experts out there that want to donate their time?
If you want to get involved, please attend the IRC meeting on 18th of September 18:00 UTC on #melange.