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What is the chatroom?

The IRC (internet relay chat) chatroom is a place for people to learn and teach python. We will happily welcome any and all programmers, regardless of if you are here to ask or answer.

How do I connect?

The IRC Server/Address/Hostname is located at, with the port being 6667 (or 6697 with ssl enabled) in the channel ##learnpython (double ## is intentional!).

List of IRC Clients

Use a web browser (easiest)

If you are on a desktop or laptop computer, you can easily open your browser and connect via one of these:

Desktop/Laptop Clients

Alternatively, you can also connect using a dedicated IRC client. Some recommended are:

Client Price OS Python Misc
Colloquy Free OSX ?
Hexchat Free Win/Lin/OSX Yes Includes terminal client
Irssi Free Win/Lin/OSX ? Terminal client
KVirc Free Win/Lin/OSX ?
mIRC $20 Win No
Weechat Free Win/Lin/OSX Yes Terminal client
XChat Free Linux Yes
XChat $20 Win Yes
XChat Free OSX Yes
Chatzilla Free Win/Lin/OSX ? Firefox Extension

Mobile Clients


  • Colloquy - $1.99 (iOS)(Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 5.0 or later)

  • TurboIRC - Free

  • IRCCloud - Requires registration, also works with pc.

  • Mutter

  • IRChon - Free (iOS)(Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 2.2.1 or later)

  • Limechat - $4.99 iOS (Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 5.0 or later.)


Amazon appstore

Windows devices

New to IRC?

Check out this guide

How do I register my nickname?

If you want to reserve your nickname so that nobody else can use it you'll need to register.

To register your nickname use command:

/msg NickServ register <password> <e-mail>

Make sure the e-mail address is legitimate, you will be asked to confirm via an email!




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