I am excited about this course because, while I have previous experience with Python through my graduate studies in computational linguistics, that experience was largely based on text processing using Natural Language Toolkit (NLTK).
As a wordy linguist, I have limited knowledge of image processing, so it is thrilling to be able to learn something new. I am looking forward to being able to create some multimedia projects using Python and working together with my great team.
The only challenge I (continuously) face is juggling my full-time teaching job with coursework. Because I am well-organized and a responsible worker, I know I can continue to overcome this challenge and produce some great work. It helps when the work you do (both in career and in academia) is something you value and love.