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The PyCon Tutorial days are Wednesday, March 13th and Thursday, March 14th. Each day has two 3-hour tutorials periods, one in the morning (from 9:00 a.m. to 12:20 p.m.) and one in the afternoon (from 1:20 p.m. to 4:40 p.m.), with multiple tutorial being given in parallel during a period. The evenings are free for socializing and Open Space.

Tutorials are a great opportunity to learn something new related to Python from experts, and they are a great value.


If you are interested in teaching a tutorial see the Call for Proposals and Tutorial Information for Instructors.

Taking a Tutorial

Closer to the conference we plan to add information to this page about how to get the most out of tutorials you take. The best thing you can do to prepare for a tutorial is be sure your laptop has the required software loaded on it before the tutorial. Specific requirements will be listed in the tutorial descriptions, and for a few tutorials, instructors will communicate more detailed or revised instructions to participants closer to the conference.


There are several ways you can help with tutorials.

  • Volunteer for the tutorial review committee to review proposals and decide which ones to accept. To join the review committee list, email

  • Volunteer to help as a TA (Teacher's Assistant) during a tutorial if you have some Python experience and like helping others learn. This was new at PyCon in 2012 and it was a boon for TAs and students alike. If you're interested email us at


If you have any other questions or suggestions, please contact us at