Now is time to get python installed if you haven't already. You can get the latest version from the Python Web site. Read introductory chapters in your chosen resource.
Work out how to start python. Try entering things interactivly. Get python to say hello to the world.
Write a hello world program (or aome variation) in a file and run that. Post this file with instructins on how to use it to the mailing list.
If you have another operating system as well, you could try this on other systems too. Post any comments that you have about the differences.