I'm in the happy majority of Python commiters that mostly idle except for the scheduled holidays like bug weekends and release alphas, and only awake for the high holidays like PyCon. I'll be speaking again this year and I'll be there for the language summit before and two days of sprinting afterward.
This weekend I stopped researching my talk "Useful Namespaces" and started actually writing slides; the theme is a riff on "Namespaces are one honking great idea -- let's do more of those!" and the first slide is "I monkey patch the shit out of everything." Coincidentally I won't be sprinting 100% on core stdlib this year but will instead be trying to fix up my monkey patches and tests on other projects that haven't yet made it upstream.