I found this video (I believe it was originally posted by the Rigging Dojo twitter account) about the basics of Python for Maya made by Zeth Willie. It's really well done and very clear. I believe it's a good way to get into Python, if you're interested, of course.
Maya/Python: The basics of using Classes and Obj. Oriented Progamming in Maya/Python from zeth willie on Vimeo.
Be sure to check also the Zeth's Vimeo channel, as well as his blog (full of great technical stuff!).