I was recently added as a core-dev (yes, saying it still makes me smile ;).
Python is an awesome language and I am happy to be a part of it.
Minor history: I authored PEP 409 (raise ... from None), and authored most of the reference implementation for Enums
(PEP 435). I've been programming for a couple decades in languages ranging from x86 assembly to AS/400 CL (yeah, not
really a language :( ) to Visual Foxpro, and I'm acquanted with several others. Once I started using Python, however,
my desire to spend any valuable free programming time on other languages just died. Although I still need to get better
at C (for Python!).
This is the first time I've really had the chance to work with a team, and I'm happy to say it has been productive,
educational, and enlightening.