Python is a programming language used for building web sites, scripting, other applications such as games and music/video editors, and lots more.
If you've never done any programming before, Python is a great language to begin with! Python was designed with readability in mind, making it the perfect starting point for learning about basic coding concepts.
In the lessons ahead, you'll go from simple math to writing your first game using Python. Using a program called an interpreter, you'll be able to start writing code right away and see fast results.