In the last times I've worked with the guys of digitalemergenc(i)es to give help to Co-de-it on organizing Parametric Design with Maya, MELscript & plug-ins" workshop in Florence.
From 7-12 december, I've attended the workshop too.
Some works of the students are visible on the workshop's blog:
here is an exercise that I made for the final review of the workshop.
below are some very usefull links about Maya :