Python is one of my favorite programming languages mostly because of its simplicity. If you are interested or just getting started with programming, this is definitely the language you may want to begin with. Python is highly used in academia and industry and has so many versatile uses. I mainly utilize it for automation and analyzing data. It is a quick and dirty language that allows you to spend more time on solving your application problem versus spinning your wheels debugging and fixing syntax errors. It certainly allows you to quickly build tools and use across many platforms.
In the next few weeks, I will be putting together an online class on Udemy for beginners. Stay tuned!