Sprints have started. The core python sprint has 30 guys this year which is huge (about 12 are core committers). The Django sprint is maybe twice that size. Thankfully no one has revoked my privs since last year even though I haven't committed anything in ten months.
First I'll be investigating PEP 3115 (Metaclasses in 3k). I tried some of the syntax yesterday and couldn't get it to work so either the implementation or the PEP is off. It's probably the PEP in which case my first checkin will be a doc fix.