My response to http://blog.ziade.org/2011/12/20/new-year039s-python-meme-2011/.
It was fun answering in 2009, so I thought I'd play again.
What’s the coolest Python application, framework or library you have discovered in 2011?
What new programming technique did you learn in 2011?
I learned to not reinvent the wheel, and to collaborate with others on solving hard problems (which in and of itself is hard). Long story short, I took a little bit of heat within the Plone CMS community for creating a "one off" migration script:
What’s the name of the open source project you contributed to the most in 2011? What did you do?
I contributed to the Plone project quite a bit (as I have been doing for years now), but I also fell in love with Mozilla (and their mission) and began working on various things, including a virtual machine to help with the development of support.mozilla.com:
What was the Python blog or website you read the most in 2011?
Hacker news. I have the start-up bug.
What are the three top things you want to learn in 2012?
What is the top software, application or library you wish someone would write in 2012?
I hope someone (me) writes a "secret" feature for pythonpackages.com and launches it in first quarter of 2012; and I hope folks find it useful.